Gnome uproots home’s lawn statues and plants

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Yard wreck

Some lowlife ransacked the front yard of a woman’s Second Street home, taking lawn statues and planters on Nov. 11.

The victim told police that she left her home between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 6 pm, off to visit her mother and not to return for another two days.

When she did come back, she found that a lock securing the gate into her yard had been busted and that three statues, one of which was originally worth $7,350, had been nabbed, along with more than $500 in plants and planters, according to police.


Cops are hunting a robber wanted for shoving a jogger and snatching her phone on East Drive in Prospect Park on Nov. 11.

The victim told police that she was going for a run near the park’s ice-skating rink at 6:35 am, when the crook suddenly reached out and snagged her cutting-edge iPhone 6, before hurling her to the ground with a vicious shove.

Bike bandit

A crook stole a man’s electric bicycle after he left it on Fourth Avenue on Nov. 10.

The victim told police that he parked his motorized Black Arrow bicycle near Ninth Street at 3 pm, and ducked into a check cashing establishment nearby. He was gone about 10 minutes — long enough for an opportunistic crook to pass by and snatch his $1,420 ride, cops said.

Pay day

A lucky looter hit pay-dirt when he snatched a woman’s purse — containing $50,000 — off her stroller from inside a Seventh Avenue shop on Nov. 12.

The victim told police she was browsing inside the store between Sixth and Seventh streets at 9:15 am, when she left her handbag unattended atop a stroller.

The crook had about 15 minutes to swipe the bag, and imagine his surprise when upon discovering that the designer purse within — itself worth $5,000 — contained 50 grand in 100-dollar bills, according to police.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

jjm from c. hill says:
$50,000 in cash? Yikes!!! These people on park slope are idiots for real. Every week & almost everyday someone gets robbed. Why find a job when you could just mug a yuppie?
Nov. 25, 2015, 8:39 am

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