iPhone swiped on Fifth Avenue

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights

iPhone grab

A thief snatched a woman’s iPhone during a harried July 27 run-in on Fifth Avenue near 74th Street — then had the audacity to thank her!

The 32-year-old victim was approaching the corner at 11 pm when the thief ran up and plucked the smartphone out of her hand.

“Thank you!” the thief said before running off into the night.

Sandman swipe

A thief crept into a Senator Street apartment on July 30 while the 53-year-old homeowner was sound asleep.

The victim, who lives between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue, turned in at about 1 am. When he woke up at 6:30, he noticed that the window screen covering his fire escape window had been pushed in.

More than $5,000 and some credit cards were removed from the man’s pants — which were just feet from his bed.

Locked out

A thief ransacked a 64th Street apartment on July 25.

The 28-year-old returned to her home near 13th Avenue at 7 pm, only to find that her keys wouldn’t work.

When she finally got inside, she realized that the thief broke the locks, then tossed the apartment, taking an undisclosed amount of property.

Apartment raid

A thief broke into a Bay Ridge Avenue apartment on July 26, taking two Apple MacBooks and a hard drive.

The 27-year-old victim returned to her home between 12th and 13th avenues at 3:45 pm, only to discover that someone had forced open her apartment door.

— Thomas Tracy

Updated 5:25 pm, July 9, 2018
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