Crook snags bar-goer’s cash

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Jacked jacket

A lowlife lifted a man’s coat from a Fifth Avenue watering hole on March 11, police reported.

The victim said he left his jacket — with his wallet in one of the pockets — on a hanger near the entrance of the establishment at the corner of 79th Street at 2:45 pm. When he went back for it shortly afterward, the coat — with his billfold containing $60 in cash — was gone, cops said.

Battery jump

A bandit jacked the tires and rims from a car parked on Battery Avenue overnight on March 11, according to cops.

The victim reported parking his sedan between Fort Hill and Poly places at 11:30 pm and returning at 8 am the next day to discover his wheels stripped.

Child’s play

A crook swiped a woman’s purse from atop her baby stroller inside a grocery store on 63rd Street on March 14, authorities said.

Security tapes show the villain snatching the bag — containing $400 in cash, a checkbook, and several credit cards — inside the store near Eighth Avenue at 11:35 pm, while the woman was distracted shopping, police said.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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