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90th Precinct

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A trio of crooks robbed a Chinese-restaurant delivery man on Flushing Avenue on Feb. 9, stealing his cash and his food, cops said.

The victim told police that he was bringing the eats to an apartment house between Bushwick Avenue and Humboldt Street at 7:35 pm. When he hopped off his bike, the three robbers surrounded him and demanded cash, police reported.

“Don’t move. Give me the money,” one of them supoosedly said.

The victim handed them about $15, but that was not enough to satiate them, cops said. Two of the goons went through his pockets and stole the $400 in his right, front pocket, then the crew added insult to injury by stealing his edible cargo, police said.

Drop-in cynics

Two opportunistic thieves stole a woman’s purse after she accidentally dropped it while walking on Powers Street on Feb. 8, cops said.

The victim reported she was at the corner of Bushwick Avenue at 3:50 pm when she accidentally dropped her purse. She did not realize her error until she got to the other side of the street and, when she turned around, she saw two guys grab it and run off, police stated.

Camera bagged

Someone stole a woman’s Canon 7D camera when she left it unattended at a Metropolitan Avenue bar on Feb. 7, cops said.

The victim said she left her camera under her coat while she went to the bathroom of the bar between Buswick Avenue and Orient Avenue at midnight.

When she came back, she saw that her camera, as well as a case and SD card was missing, she said. Instead of calling police and making a report she had a few more drinks, according to authorities.

Land sharks

Two men posing as washing-machine repairmen raided a man’s Wythe Avenue apartment on Feb. 1 and stole his cash, police said.

The victim told cops he was in his apartment at the corner of Ross Street at 7:30 pm when the two men knocked on his door and asked him if he needed his laundry gear fixed.

When the victim opened the door, the invaders kicked him and punched him in the head, grabbed $300 cash, and ran away, authorities stated.

Lapped up

A burglar broke into a man’s Siegel Street house on Feb. 7 and stole his laptop, cops said.

The victim told police he left his apartment between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street at 10 am and, when he returned at 11:30 pm on the same day, he found his computer missing. There was no damage to any doors and there were no signs of forced entry, police said.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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