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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Cat burglar scratches

A cat burglar climbed into a 68th Street apartment and stole $500, credit cards, and a Chinese ID card on Jan. 23, according to cops.

The building-scaling thief got into the apartment between Eighth and Ninth avenues in Dyker Heights by ascending a fire escape and climbing through a window sometime between noon and 2:30 pm, police said.

Window pain

A crook climbed through the window of a 67th Street residence and stole $2,300, credit cards, a checkbook, and a digital camera on Jan. 22, the authorities said.

The break-in artist got into the apartment between 11th and 12th avenues in Dyker Heights through a window sometime between 11 am and 6:50 pm, police said.

Knifepoint robbery

A knife-wielding maniac stole $2,000 from a Third Avenue bodega on Jan. 19, officers said.

The bandit burst into the store between 85th and 86th streets in Bay Ridge at 9 am and pushed his way behind the counter, according to a report.

The scoundrel whipped out a blade, told the clerk to fork over the store’s cash, and then fled on foot, the report says.

Busted for beat-down

Police arrested two men who they say beat up a guy in nightclub at Fourth Avenue and 100th Street in Bay Ridge on Jan. 25.

The pair punched and kicked the victim for about 15 minutes, then took his phone at 4:03 am, police allege.

Unemployment line

A boss from hell scammed a Fourth Avenue woman out of $2,998 between Jan. 16 and Jan. 20, NYPD officials said.

The victim responded to a job listing on an undisclosed website at 10 am that Monday, per police. The poster sent the woman a bad check and told her to cash it, keep part of the check, and mail back $2,998, a police report says.

The woman complied, but the employer-issued check bounced that Friday, leaving the woman out the balance, law enforcement officials said.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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