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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Mamma mia!

A jerk snatched a purse from a woman at a tasty Italian restaurant on Fifth Avenue on Sept. 12.

The 22-year-old victim told cops that she hung a brown purse on a chair at al di la, a trattoria near Douglass Street, just after 7:15 pm. A conniving older woman then switched the purse with an empty black bag and walked out of the eatery with the brown one — which was full of credit cards and $93.

Cops arrested a 43-year-old suspect the same night.

Life lesson

A thug snatched a laptop from a non-profit on Third Street on Sept. 9.

A worker at the Center for Urban Pedagogy near Third Avenue told cops that employees locked the building at 9 pm, then came back two days later to find that a crook had busted the lock on the front door and snatched a $1,500 iMac.

Sneaky feeling

A hotshot crook stole clothing from a boutique on Fifth Avenue on Sept. 12.

A worker at Something Else told cops that a bald man walked into the shop near Union Street at 3:35 pm, grabbed two pieces of designer apparel — worth about $1,100 — then fled in a bright red sports car.

What is it about bald men and sports cars?

Bad nap

A ballsy thief swiped a fancy cellphone from a straphanger on a subway train under Fourth Avenue on Sept. 15.

The 27-year-old victim told cops that she fell asleep while holding an iPhone on the N train at 3:50 am. The train pulled into the Union Street station, and tall man wearing a black vest grabbed the cellphone and ran off the train as the doors closed.

E-grab

A jerk jacked a cellphone from a woman on Eighth Avenue on Sept. 12.

The 32-year-old victim told cops she was using her iPhone to send an e-mail near Union Street at around 9:50 pm. The brazen thug then ran up, grabbed the phone out of her hand and jumped into a silver Chrysler.

Cops are hunting for a 5-foot-10, 140-pound man with clear skin.

On bench

A quick-moving jerk snatched a cellphone from a straphanger on Fourth Avenue on Sept. 17.

The 26-year-old victim told cops she was sitting on a bench near Ninth Street at 6 pm, when a teenage boy grabbed an iPhone from her hand then ran away.

Cops are hunting a 5-foot-9, 150-pound 19-year-old.

— Natalie O’Neill

Updated 5:26 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Eric McClure from Park Slope says:
Al Di La isn't near Douglass; it's several blocks away at the corner of Carroll.
Sept. 21, 2011, 9:14 am
APM from Williamsburg says:
"The 27-year-old victim told cops that she fell asleep while holding an iPhone on the N train at 3:50 am"

That's responsible.
Sept. 22, 2011, 9:13 am

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