Jerk steals coat from woman on Third Avenue

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Jacket jacked

A cold thief swiped a coat from a woman on Third Avenue on Feb. 18.

The victim told cops that she was near 73rd Street at 4 am when the perp approached her and grabbed the jacket from her hands. The jerk also made off with her passport and phone, which were in the coat pocket.

Apple eyed

A trio of punks swiped a straphanger’s phone at the 69th Street station on Feb. 13.

The victim told cops that she was sitting on a bench at 8:50 pm when the goons snatched her iPhone. The fearless commuter gave chase, but the thieves got away.

BB gun drive-by

Wannabe gangsters shot a man with a BB gun on 79th Street on Feb. 15 in the lamest drive-by in recent memory.

The victim told cops that he left his house between Third Avenue and Ridge Boulevard at 11:40 pm to buy a pack of smokes. That’s when a passenger in a red car with a white lightning bolt painted on the driver’s side shot him in the back with a BB before speeding away.

Jewel heist

Thieves swiped almost $8,000 in booty from a 63rd Street apartment on Feb. 15.

The victim told cops that she left her home between 13th and 14th avenues at 9 am. When she returned at 4 pm, she found her back door busted and $7,500 in cash, jewelry, and electronics missing.


A thief swiped an iPhone from a woman standing on the 86th Street train station platform on Feb. 13.

The victim told cops that she was checking her e-mail at 8:25 pm when a goon grabbed her fancy new phone and ran off.

— Dan MacLeod

Reach reporter Dan MacLeod at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 5:30 pm, July 9, 2018
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