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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Define emergency

Cops arrested a man who they say swiped a lexus from Fifth Avenue after the owner left his ride idling and unlocked on June 1, according to a report.

The owner of the car left his wheels, a 2008 Lexus GS, unlocked and idling as he ran into a store between Second and Third streets shortly before 2 pm, and while the car was unattended the alleged brigand hopped in and took off, cops said.

The victim notified police of the theft, and cops caught up with the suspect at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Degraw Street, according to a report. The alleged highway robber attempted to flee but cops managed to nab him, a report said.

Upon his capture, the alleged thief told cops “I had an emergency, so I took the car,” police said.

In and out

A burglar broke into a Third Avenue apartment and made off with with thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment from a pair of roommates on June 4, cops said.

The cat burglar broke into the apartment between 10th and 11th streets through a rear window sometime between 8:35 am and 5 pm, according to a report. When the residents, two 20-year-old women, returned home, they found the sneak had swiped two Macbook Pros and a silver Michael Kors watch.

Do not hire that guy

Some ungrateful lout robbed a Vanderbilt Avenue restaurant after inquiring about a job there on June 2, cops said.

The brute entered the restaurant between Prospect and Park places and told the owner he was looking for employment, a report said.

When the owner’s back was turned, however, the brigand swiped his wallet and $300 from the cash register and made his escape, according to police.

— Noah Hurowitz

Posted 12:07 am, June 17, 2015
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