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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Pinched for purse snatching

Police picked up a suspect who they say tried to snatch a woman’s purse on the corner of 11th and Ovington avenues in Dyker Heights on Sept. 28.

The victim was walking down the street sometime between 9:10 and 9:30 pm when the suspect came up from behind and allegedly ripped the purse from around her neck before fleeing the scene. The woman called the police, who tracked down the accused and arrested him, a report states. The victim got all of her stuff back, law enforcement officials said.

Laptop lifted

Two twerps stole a guy’s laptop on 73rd Street on Sept. 27, police said.

The victim was walking on the street between 12th and 13th avenues in Dyker Heights at about 4 pm when two guys snatched his Lenovo P500 laptop and ran off, per the authorities.

Like a kid in a candy store

A fiend with a revolver robbed a Third Avenue candy store on Sept. 24, NYPD officials said.

The desperado dropped into the sweet shop between 93rd and 94th streets in Bay Ridge at 8:50 pm waving the black pistol and told the clerk to put the money in the bag, police said. The clerk complied, and the marauder made off with $600, reports state.

Wall-breaking burglars busted

Police arrested a pair of men as they allegedly tried to break into a jewelry store near Fifth Avenue and 86th Street in Bay Ridge through an adjacent building on Sept. 26.

A witness called cops after seeing one suspect cutting a hole in the roof of a Fifth Avenue store that adjoined the bauble shop at 3 am, police said. The guy on the roof got into the building and he was trying to bust down a wall into the jewelry store before police cut him short, according to a report.

When the responding officer entered, one suspect threw his hands up and supposedly said, “You got me,” per police.

Cops found the accomplice acting as a lookout around the corner, according to officials. Police charge that they found both men with two-way walkie-talkies, police scanners tuned to the 68th Precinct’s frequency, ski masks, and latex gloves, officers said.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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