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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Snatch and grab

Thieves struck a Fifth Avenue luxury consignment shop in two separate incidents on Jan. 13 and Jan. 16, cops said.

In the first incident, a scoundrel sauntered into the boutique at Saint Marks Place, tore a $2,800 Chanel bag from a display case, and dashed out of the store, according to a report.

Three days later, two ne’er-do-wells strolled into the shop and grabbed three bags, including a Louis Vuitton duffel bag worth $1,100, a Stella McCartney purse valued at $1,500, and another purse worth $1,100, officers recounted.

More shoplifting mayhem

In a third snatch-and-grab theft, a pair of punks swiped electronics from a cellphone store on Flatbush Avenue on Jan. 16, the same day as the second boutique robbery, police said.

The two thieves rushed into the store between Park Place and Seventh Avenue at 6:30 pm and grabbed two Samsung Galaxy tablets and one Samsung Galaxy phone, worth $1,905 together, a report says.

The bandits damaged a display case in the process of stealing the loot, and promptly fled on foot, according to the NYPD.

Tire mire

A sneak broke into a parked box truck on Sixth Street, stole a metal bar, and left an unusual surprise for the truck’s driver sometime between Jan. 14 and Jan. 15, police said.

The intruder broke the lock on the back of the truck, which was parked between Second and Third avenues, sometime between 4:30 pm on Jan. 14 and 4 am the next morning, and proceeded to load the vehicle with 50 to 60 used tires, which the victim found upon returning to the truck the next morning, cops said.

Big wheels

A thief stole a pricey motorcycle from its parking space on Sterling Place sometime between Jan. 14 and Jan. 15, per law enforcement officials.

The victim parked his Bavarian Motor Works bike in front of his home between Flatbush and Vanderbilt avenues at 11 am, but when he returned the next day at 12:45 pm, the motorcycle, which he valued at $23,000, had vanished, according to a report.

— Noah Hurowitz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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