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Eighth Avenue move soured by pricey heist

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

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A sneak-thief stole a man’s safe during his move to Eighth Avenue sometime between Oct. 19 and 25, police said.

The victim said he moved to his new address between Union and President streets on Oct. 20, and had last checked on the contents of his safe on Oct. 19.

But when he peered inside the lockbox on Oct. 25, he realized that a $5,000 Cartier watch and a $700 pair of mother-of-pearl cuff-links had vanished, cops said. The victim told cops the only people who had been near the safe were movers from a Bronx company.

Pickin’ pocketbooks

A crook excised cash and a check from an unsuspecting woman’s handbag at Atlantic Terminal Mall on Oct. 28, cops said.

The scalawag managed to go undetected as he opened his victim’s purse and removed $190 in cash and a $5,000 bank check, according to a report.

Signal boost

Three shoplifters bagged a laundry list of goods from an electronics store on Atlantic Avenue on Oct. 29, according to a report.

A manager at the store between S. Portland Avenue and Fort Greene Place said the tricky trio entered the shop around 11 am and snuck out with more than $1,700 in electronics, including a handful of fitness watches and remote speakers.

Trick or trick

A ruffian used Halloween chaos to his advantage when he swiped a teen’s backpack and melted into the crowd on Prospect Park West on Oct. 31, cops said.

The 17-year-old victim was between Ninth and 10th streets when a ruffian in a blue-and-gray hoodie snatched her backpack and took off running toward Grand Army Plaza, then turned on Seventh Avenue and disappeared into the sea of trick-or-treaters as the victim gave chase, according to a report.

The backpack contained a wallet, a MetroCard, a credit card, and the girl’s student identification, officers stated.

Double trouble

Cops arrested a parolee who they say ripped off headphones from an electronics store in Atlantic Terminal Mall on Oct. 31.

Employees say they saw the man enter the store and grab five pairs of Beats by Dre headphones, ranging in price from $200 to $380, and attempt to walk out with the loot. Store security detained the man and notified cops, who cuffed the 49-year-old and hauled him off, police reported.

— Noah Hurowitz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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