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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Bucket lift

A burglar made off with two buckets full of power tools from an under-construction W. 11th street home on July 22, according to cops.

The property owner told officers he is building the house between Avenues T and U in Gravesend, and when he dropped by to check on progress at 5 pm that day, he noticed someone had forced his way into the home’s basement and removed power tools.

A witness saw a man go behind the residence empty-handed and return with two buckets containing the tools, reports state.

Mi casa es su casa

A sticky-fingered shopper lifted a woman’s purse from an open-house sale on Bay 23rd Street on July 27, police reported.

The victim was helping her friend sell off her belongings, and the pair was hosting a “house sale” out of the friend’s home between Benson Avenue and 86th Street in Bath Beach, police said.

The victim left her pocketbook unattended on a table, and after a few more than 20 people had filed through the home by 3 pm, she noticed the purse was missing, law enforcement officials said. The handbag contained $5 cash, credit and debit cards, and identification, a report states.

Sour deal at sweets shop

A pair of bandits stole a woman’s purse from a Bay 40th Street pastry store counter on July 5, according to the authorities.

One scoundrel kept watch at the store’s entrance near 86th Street at 3:26 pm while the second went in and snatched the clutch before both fled the scene, police said.

He let the dog out

A home invader let a woman’s pet loose and choked out his victim during a 20th Avenue break-in on July 22, officers stated.

The desperado burst into the home between 80th and 81st streets in Bensonhurst at 3 am, damaging the front door and releasing the victim’s pet pooch, police said. Then the brute grabbed the woman by the neck and began threatening her, police said.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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