Two thugs used a fake gun to rob a bodega on Fourth Avenue on Aug. 20, said cops after they arrested the duo.
A worker told cops that the crooks entered the shop near 13th Street at 3 am, with one holding what appeared to be a gun under his shirt. Something must have spooked them because the duo then fled without taking anything.
Cops arrested the suspects and discovered the “gun” was actually just a stick.
A jerk snatched a purse from a woman on Montgomery Place on Aug. 20.
The 59-year-old victim told cops she was near Eighth Avenue at 9:30 pm when the thug ran up from behind and grabbed her brown Louis Vuitton purse full of credit cards, $150 and a cellphone.
A jerk snatched a laptop from a woman on Park Place on Aug. 20.
The 36-year-old victim told cops that she left her apartment near Fifth Avenue at 11 pm, came back the next day at noon and noticed that her window was ajar. Closer inspection revealed that her MacBook Pro, cellphone and passport were gone.
A crook jacked a car parked on 13th Street on Aug. 14.
The 42-year-old driver told cops that he parked the red 1995 Honda Accord near Eighth Avenue at 11 am and came back the next moring to find his car gone.
A scoundrel snatched a fancy bike from Eighth Street last week.
The 60-year-old cyclist told cops that he locked his apartment near Sixth Avenue on Aug. 6, then set off on an 11-day vacation. He came back and discovered his $2,100 Cannondale bike was gone.
A thug swiped some electronic goodies from a car on Prospect Place on Aug. 17.
The 36-year-old victim told cops that he parked the black 2004 Toyota Camry near Fifth Avenue at 7 pm and came back the next day at 9 pm to discover his window smashed and his Mac laptop and iPod gone.
At least four choppers were stolen last week:
• A thief swiped a motorcycle on Berkeley Place near Eighth Avenue overnight on Aug. 17. The owner said that he parked it at 5:30 pm, but the blue 2006 Suzuki was gone the next morning.
• Another cycle was snatched from Seventh Avenue near Union Street on Aug. 18. The bike was parked at 10 pm, but it was gone by 7 am the next day.
• A third burner was swiped from Berkeley Place overnight on Aug. 19. The 49-year-old victim told cops that he parked his black 2004 BMW motorbike near Eighth Avenue at 9:30 pm, but it was gone by 11:15 am.
• A quick-moving crook jacked a motorcycle on 11th Street in just 15 minutes on Aug. 18. The 27-year-old victim told cops that he parked the 2008 Suzuki near Seventh Avenue at 6:30 pm, but it was gone a quarter-hour later.
A quick-moving thief snatched some computer parts from a woman on Sixth Street on Aug. 16.
The lady told cops that she set down a bag — with a hard drive and a New Jersey boating license inside — in front of her apartment near Seventh Avenue at 11 pm. She left it there for a few hours, then opened her front door and discovered it gone.
A thug snatched a purse and some electronics from a car near the Prospect Park Zoo on Aug. 19.
The driver told cops that she parked in the quiet stretch of Flatbush Avenue at between Empire Boulevard and Grand Army Plaza at 3:45 pm — but forgot to lock it. She came back an hour later and found her $2,500 tan Tory Burch purse and a gray MacBook Pro gone.
A crook snatched a woman’s purse at a bar on Ninth Street on Aug. 14.
The 34-year-old club-hopper told cops that she set down her brown leather purse at Barbes, a live music joint near Sixth Avenue, had a drink and came back an hour later. That was enough time for the jerk to steal her bag — along with the cellphone and $20 inside.
A thug swiped a laptop at a restaurant on Fifth Avenue.
The 34-year-old victim told cops that she hung her bag on the back of her chair at Blue Ribbon restaurant near First Street just after midnight. She checked on it 15 minutes later and discovered it gone — along with the Mac laptop inside.
— Natalie O’Neill