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Two men have been arrested for robbing a man’s Union Street apartment — while a cop was watching — on March 3, police reported.

The officer said he saw one man exiting the building, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, with a box containing three books while the other stood lookout at around 11:25 am.

The two defendants claimed innocence.

“We didn’t do anything wrong,” one said.

The other was less sure: “I didn’t do anything wrong,” he said, according to police.

The other cheeks

A thug hit a man in the face with something — the victim doesn’t know what — cutting both cheeks on March 7.

The man was on Flatbush Avenue at Park Place at around 4:15 pm when he was assaulted, police said, though he gave few details to the officers.

Smoke free

The term “bumming a smoke” took on a new meaning on March 4 after a thief snatched the purse of a woman who offered to give him a cigarette.

The lady was on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Bergen Street at around 12:05 pm when she offered the man a smoke, cops said.

Instead of accepting it, he grabbed her purse and ran towards Flatbush Avenue, taking a handbag that included lipstick, various prescriptions and about $100.

Dress ’n’ ditch

A quick trickster nabbed a woman’s wallet while she was trying on clothes at the Salvation Army on Flatbush Avenue on Feb. 26, the victim told police.

The victim put her bag on the ground while shopping at the thrift shop, which is between Sixth Avenue and Bergen Street. When she paid for the items at around 4:30 pm, she noticed that her wallet, with $250 inside, was gone.

Delivery despair

A thug ran off with a deliveryman’s bicycle after displaying not one, but two, knives on March 2, cops said.

The 22-year-old worker was making a delivery on Warren Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 7:40 pm when the perp grabbed him and displayed the blades.

That was enough to secure the poor guy’s $300 bike, the police report said.


A sneaky thief broke into two Prospect Place apartments on March 6, nabbing $7,210 worth of jewels and electronics from one of the units, police records show.

The thief broke in after 9:15 am, when one of the residents left. The perp, and the woman’s Apple laptop, two diamond rings, various gold pieces, an external hard drive, and a digital camera, were gone when she returned at 9 pm.

Police interviewed a neighbor who had been home all day, but he didn’t hear anything.

The same thief also broke into another apartment on the same floor of the building, which is at Fifth Avenue, but didn’t get anything from this one.

Jewelry jack

A bandit bashed into a Berkeley Place apartment on March 4, stealing $5,450 in jewelry and electronics.

The victim left her apartment, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, at 2 pm. When she returned nine hours later, she noticed that her Apple laptop, a flat-screen TV and about 15 pieces of jewelry were gone.

A neighbor told cops that two men knocked on his door around 2 pm saying they were electrical workers.

Passport party

A thief stole two passports, among other things, from a Sterling Place apartment during a party on Feb. 28.

The victim said the theft occurred during a nightime party for her daughter — who knew only seven of the 14 guests.

The apartment, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, was relieved of an Apple laptop, two passports, a debit card, the victim’s German birth certificate and the Chinese adoption papers for the daughter.

Auto pay

At least two cars were stolen:

• A thief pinched a 2000 Volkswagon Jetta between Feb. 24 and March 2, when its owner returned to the spot on 13th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues where he had left the car.

• A 1989 Subaru was stolen from its President Street parking spot sometime between March 2 and 4. The victim had left the car locked between Third and Fourth avenues.

— Emilia Brock

Posted 12:13 am, March 11, 2009
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