Bike-riding bandits swipe woman’s phone

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Bandit bikers

Two bike-mounted teens snatched a phone from a woman’s hands on Fourth Avenue on Sept. 26.

The victim told police she was between Sackett and Union streets at 4:55 pm looking up directions when teenage thieves swooped by on their two-wheelers and snagged the phone.

The bandit bikers struck so suddenly that the victim couldn’t get a good look at them, but told police the crooks couldn’t be more than 16 years old, cops said.

Fire entrance

A burglar ransacked a woman’s 13th Street home on Sept. 24, taking cash.

The victim told police that she made it home from work to her apartment between Third and Fourth avenues at 9 am when she discovered her $600 rainy day fund had suddenly run dry. Later, she found that a window leading to her fire escape was inexplicably ajar, cops said.

Bad customer

A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly cutting open a worker’s face at a Fourth Avenue bodega on the morning of Sept. 23.

The victim told police that he was between 13th and 14th streets at 9:15 am when the suspect drew a knife and used it on the victim’s left temple and mouth.

Scam lord

Cops are looking for the owner of a Second Street apartment building, who they say ripped off his tenant’s daughter for more than $1,600 on Sept. 9.

The victim told police that she sent a check to her mother’s landlord to pay for her apartment between Fifth and Sixth avenues way back in March 2013, but was later informed that the check never made it through, so she cut the suspect another and thought nothing more of it.

But she was suddenly forced to recall the episode on Sept. 9 of this year, when her bank informed her that the landlord had just recently cashed the supposedly wayward check, but not before altering the signing date from 2013 to 2015, cops said.

Next stop

A thief snatched a cellphone out from the hands of a man aboard an F train stopped at the Fourth Avenue subway station on Sept. 23.

The victim told police he was sitting on the idling train at the station near Ninth Street at 3:15 pm when the suspect grabbed the phone and made his escape by slipping through the doors as they closed, leaving the victim to grumble in frustration as the train started rolling.

Honda CU-later

A carjacker made off with a woman’s Honda CRV she parked on 11th Street on Sept. 13.

The victim told police that she left her car between Seventh and Eighth avenues at 9 am, and returned a week later to find an empty spot where her ride had been.

Purse snatcher

A sticky-fingered snake lifted a woman’s purse from her shopping cart at a Third Street grocery store on Sept. 24.

The victim told police that she left her purse unattended in the cart between Bond Street and Third Avenue at 6:05 pm, and returned shortly later to find it missing.

MacBook gone

A crook stole a computer from a woman’s baby stroller inside a Fifth Avenue shop on Sept. 24.

The victim told police that she left her stroller with a computer in it at the store between Third and Fourth streets at 11:30 am, and returned not long after to find an empty stroller.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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