Thieves were picking Apples all week long

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Jersey score

A quick-moving thief snatched an iPhone from a Jersey girl on Sixth Avenue on June 7.

The 24-year-old victim told cops she was texting while walking near Second Street at around 9:30 pm, when a teenager ran up from behind and swiped her black $400 iPhone, then booked it north.


A jerk jacked a fancy cellphone from an unsuspecting straphanger on Fourth Avenue on June 8.

The 42-year-old victim told cops he was on the R-train near Union Street at 6 pm, when a man snatched a black $400 iPhone from his hands, then fled as the train doors closed.

Bad stroll

A ballsy thief swiped an iPhone from a man on Fifth Avenue on June 12.

The 30-year-old victim told cops he was chatting on his cellphone while strolling near Eighth Street at 7:35 pm, when the jerk snatched it from his hand, then ran away.

Bar rat

A jerk stole a purse from a bar-goer on Fifth Avenue on June 4.

The 33-year-old victim told cops that she set her black Prada purse on a table in a back room at High Dive bar near Carroll Street at 10:30 pm, then walked away for five minutes. That was enough time for the crook to snatch it — and the credit cards and fancy iPhone inside.

Something slimy

Two jerks snatched a wallet from a shopper on Fifth Avenue on June 6.

The 30-year-old victim told cops she was browsing inside Something Else boutique near Union Street at 7:15 pm, when one of the jerks bumped into her. The other creep dug into her purse while she was distracted and grabbed her wallet before running away.

Jeep smasher

A thug jacked some credit cards from a new car on First Street overnight on June 4.

The 35-year-old victim told cops he parked his black 2011 Jeep near Third Avenue at 10 pm, then came back at 10:30 am. That’s when he discovered his passenger-side window had been smashed and his credit cards were gone.

— Natalie O’Neill

Updated 5:24 pm, July 9, 2018
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steven e from staten island says:
who the hell leaves credit cards or anything at all in a car anymore?
June 15, 2011, 6:53 am

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