iPad swiped on R train

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

R-ough ride

A teenager swiped an iPad from a straphanger on the R train on Nov. 3.

The 28-year-old victim told cops that he was using the so-called “God tablet” as the train pulled into the Ninth Street station at 11:20 am.

That’s when a group of rowdy teenagers boarded, and one of the teens snatched the gadget and fled.

The ballsy straphanger chased after the alleged crook — but the jerk punched him in the face and ran away.

Ciao, purse!

A crook snatched a handbag from a woman at an Italian restaurant on Fifth Avenue on Oct. 31.

The 18-year-old victim told cops that she had hung her black purse on a chair inside Trattoria Mangia near Sterling Place at 9 pm, then walked away for half an hour. That was enough time for the jerk to steal the bag — and the smartphone and prescription medication inside.

Long call

A quick-moving thief swiped thousands of dollars worth of phone cards from a car on Fifth Avenue on Nov. 1.

The 52-year-old victim told cops that he was driving near Bergen Street at 4:25 pm when he suffered a flat tire. He pulled over and made the repair only to notice that someone had swiped package of prepaid phone cards worth $27,600.

A nearby coffee shop security camera caught a blurry image of the thief in action.

Impala impaled

A jerk snatched some electronic goodies from a car on 12th Street on Oct. 31.

The 32-year-old victim told cops that he parked his 2007 Chevy Impala near Seventh Avenue at around 1:10 pm, then went shopping. He came back three hours later and discovered that his car door handle had been busted and a $3,000 laptop, iPad and checkbook were gone.

Quick stay

A crook stole a computer monitor from a hotel on Butler Street on Nov. 2.

A security guard told cops that a thief climbed through the first-floor window at Holiday Inn Express near Third Avenue between 12:30 and 5:30 am, then snatched the display.

Minute made

A fast-acting thief stole a wallet from a fan of whiskey on Nov. 6.

The 30-year-old victim told cops that she was enjoying the libations at Dram Shop on Ninth Street near Fifth Avenue at around 2:30 am when she put her purse on a window sill and walked away for less than a minute

That was enough time for the crook to swipe her silver wallet and fancy cellphone.

— Natalie O’Neill

Updated 5:27 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Big Ron from Dyker Heights says:
Norm's looking for his pen.
Nov. 9, 2011, 11:25 pm

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