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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Your place or crime?

A social call turned into a throbbing headache when a crook robbed a man in the elevator of a Gowanus building on Third Avenue on Dec. 30, cops said.

The victim tried to pay a visit to a friend’s apartment in the complex between Warren and Baltic streets at 12:20 pm, and upon finding his pal out, began to leave the building, according to a report.

He boarded an elevator to head downstairs, but on the elevator an unseen brute cracked him over the head, knocking him out cold, cops said. When the man regained consciousness, his tormenter had swiped his Galaxy S3 phone and an iPhone 4S, per police.

Man without van

Thieves stole a man’s ride from its parking spot outside his home on Second Street in Park Slope sometime overnight on Dec. 28, cops said.

The fellow parked his white Dodge van legally between Seventh and Eighth avenues at 5 pm, and when he returned to the spot at 10 am the next day the vehicle had vanished, officers said.

Taking a raise

A former employee of a Seventh Avenue store stole money out of its cash register over Christmas, according to a report.

Police say video footage captured the employee, who had worked at the corner shop near 11th Street for about two years, taking approximately $1,500 from the register between Dec. 24 and Dec. 26.

Men with van

Two thieves stole a man’s motorcycle on Saint Marks Avenue sometime overnight on Dec. 28, police said.

The victim parked his hog between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 7:45 pm and discovered it missing at 8:15 the next morning, cops said.

A surveillance video captured two men swiping the white 2009 Yamaha from its spot, loading it into a white van and driving away with their loot, according to a report.

Roaming fee

A pair of thieves snatched a phone from a woman in Prospect Heights as she headed home from the Bergen Street 2 and 3 train station on Jan. 1, officers said.

The woman was near Carlton Avenue at 11:15 pm when the two fiends ran up behind her, one bumped into her, and the other snagged the iPhone 6 Plus, according to a report.

Moving stinks

As if moving were not bad enough, a thief absconded with a woman’s laptop from her soon-to-be-former Lincoln Place apartment sometime overnight on Dec. 30, cops said.

The woman told police she left her MacBook Pro on a table in her basement apartment between Fifth and Sixth avenues at midnight, but when she checked on it at 10:30 the next morning, the laptop had vanished, according to a report.

She told cops that movers had been clearing out the apartment, with about six or seven men going in and out at a time.

— Noah Hurowitz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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