‘Don’t hurt my baby!’

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Beloved bait

A fiendish felon ordered a 17th Avenue woman to hand over her cash and valuables after threatening her child’s life on Aug. 25.

The victim said the thief, an acquaintance, was visiting her apartment between 74th and 75th streets at 8:50 pm when he said he would kill her son if she didn’t hand over her belongings.

The thief never got his hands on the property, however, and was arrested after fleeing the apartment, police said.

Scam artists

Two conniving women managed to snag $2,600 from a 27-year-old after driving him to distraction at a Bay Parkway bank.

The victim had just finished dealing with a teller inside the bank between 84th and 85th streets at 12:35 pm when the two women approached and began chatting him up.

As they kept his attention, one of the thieves snagged the money he had momentarily forgotten about and left on the counter.

Cop popper penned

A 25-year-old thief found himself in even more trouble with the law on Aug. 25 when he punched a cop detaining him on 17th Avenue, leaving the officer with a broken nose.

The officer was restraining the suspect for an earlier crime — which wasn’t disclosed — between 75th and 74th streets at 8:50 pm when he lashed out, striking him in the face, in a failed bid to escape.

16th Ave. steal

A thief broke into a 16th Avenue home on Aug. 28, taking $400 and an assortment of jewelry and electronics.

The 35-year-old victim said that she left her home between Benson and Bath avenues at 3:30 pm and returned a short time later to learn that someone had forced open the front door.

Grid grab

Thieves smashed their way into a National Grid vehicle on Aug. 24, taking a laptop computer and two phone chargers as it sat on Avenue P.

A worker for the utility company parked the car between West First and West Second streets at 2:20 pm.

He returned a short time later to discover someone had shattered the passenger side window and looted the cabin.

Wheel whisks

Two cars were found on cinder blocks in Bensonhurst last week. Here’s the rundown:

• Thieves removed all four tires and rims from a 2009 Honda Fit found sitting on 62nd Street on Aug. 24.

The car’s owner said he left his vehicle between 18th and 19th avenues at 5:30 pm. By the next morning, the wheels were gone.

• Someone swiped two tires and rims from a 2009 Nissan Maxima found parked near the corner of Bay Parkway and 74th Street on Aug. 23.

Its owner said he parked the vehicle at 10 pm. A few hours later, the vehicle was found resting on cinder blocks, he told police.

— Thomas Tracy

Updated 5:20 pm, July 9, 2018
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