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Lethal note

A note-passing thief threatened to kill everyone inside an Avenue U Capital One Bank on Aug. 16.

The bank, which is near E. 22nd Street, was open at 1:57 pm when the thief entered and slipped the teller a brown paper bag. A note was written on the bag reading, “Give me all your money or everyone dies,” witnesses said.

The teller handed $1,850 to the thief, who was last seen fleeing the area in a blue-colored car.

Something stinks

A thief busted into a car parked on E. 12th Street on Aug. 21, taking more than 70 bottles of perfume.

The owner of the 2008 Toyota — and the $900 in fragrances — left his car parked between Avenues R and S at 1 am. He returned to the car nine hours later, but the thief had already smashed in his window and made off with the scents.

Attacked at home

A thug stabbed a 52-year-old man in the arm inside his Avenue U apartment on Aug. 14 after the victim’s 8-year-old daughter accidentally let the suspect into the home.

The victim was sitting inside his home, which is near Ocean Avenue, at 10:20 pm when the fiend surprised him, jamming his blade into the victim’s arm.

Car looted

A thief looted a 2011 Ford parked on Stuart Street on Aug. 21, taking $600 in assorted tools.

The victim left the car parked near Fillmore Avenue at 10:30 am, forgetting that the back door had been left unlocked. When he returned at 9:30 am the next day, his cabin had already been looted.

Car clean out

A crook rifled through a 2005 Chevrolet on Aug. 19 — as the car sat in the E. 29th Street victim’s driveway!

The victim parked his car at 6:30 pm and went into his home, which is between Quentin Road and Avenue R. When he came out the next day, his prescription glasses, CDs and basketball that he had left inside the car had been stolen.

Bike swipe

A thief grabbed a bike left unsecured on Kings Highway on Aug. 21.

The owner of the bike left it outside of a store near Ocean Avenue at 4 am. He exited the building to retrieve the bike a few minutes later, but it was already gone.

Shoplifter grab

A 45-year-old woman was arrested on Aug. 21 after she was caught trying to sneak more than $900 worth of property out of an Avenue U Walgreens.

Workers at the store, which is near Bragg Street, had seen the woman place the items in her shopping bag during her 1:30 pm visit. But when she tried to walk out of the store without paying, employees called the cops, who charged her with petit larceny.

Block party bilk

A thief snaked a woman’s wallet out of her bag during an July 31 block party on Stuart Street.

The 57-year-old victim said that she was enjoying the salute to summer between Avenue R and Fillmore Avenue at 6:30 pm, and felt comfortable enough to leave her bag on the stoop when she went inside for a few minutes.

When she returned, her wallet was gone, she told police, admitting that she didn’t report the wallet stolen for several weeks.

— Thomas Tracy

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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