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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Safe steal

Some good-for-nothing broke into a Third Avenue nightclub on March 12 and stole a safe full of cash, police said.

The freebooter broke into the club near 87th Street between 5 am and 8 am by unknown means — there was no damage to any of the doors at all — but once inside, he did some major financial damage.

The crook managed to haul off a safe with $50,000 in cash in it, according to a police report.

A subtle way in

A not-so-subtle crook smashed his way into an Italian deli on Third Avenue on March 14, authorities said.

The burglar used a brick to shatter the front glass door of the bodega between 86th and 87th streets around 4 am, according to police. For some reason he threw an iPad sitting in the store to the ground, then grabbed a cash drawer with $200 in it and fled.

Bag snatcher

A pilferer stole a woman’s handbag from off her stroller at a Fifth Avenue store on March 17, police said.

The woman was shopping at the shop between Bay Ridge and Ovington avenues around 3:30 pm when she left her bag unattended. She returned to her stroller to find her wallet had been swiped, along with $50 in cash in it, according to police.

Wedding band-it

Some burglar broke into a guy’s Ridge Boulevard apartment on March 17 and got away with his wedding band and other jewelry, according to police.

The victim was at work from 6:30 am until around 5:30 pm. He returned to his home at Bay Ridge Avenue to find the kitchen window unlocked and open. Then he found his watch, a ring, and his wedding ring missing, police said.

Piggy bank bust

A housebreaker ransacked a 68th Street apartment on March 19, according to a police report.

The victim left for work around 3 pm and came back to his apartment between Eighth and Ninth avenues around 11:30 pm to find it turned upside down and the window in his kid’s bedroom open.

The thief grabbed $2,000 stashed in his bedroom drawer, an iPad Air, a wallet, and even a piggy bank with $300 in it, police said.

— Dennis Lynch

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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