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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Crossing boroughs

Detectives arrested a pair of suspects from Queens who they say came broke into an 87th Street home on March 29.

They took pricey jewelry from the home between Narrows Avenue and Colonial Road in a quick hit just after noon, police said. But detectives nabbed them on the way back to Queens and found them with the jewelry, a police scanner, and tools in their vehicle.

Diamond heist

An intruder stole cash and jewelry out of a woman’s 86th Street home on March 29, police said.

The woman left her home near Gatling Place around 8 am and returned around 5:30 pm to find a rear window wide open. Police later found pry marks on the window sill.

A wallet with $8,000 inside and diamond rings were missing.

Register raid

Looters broke into a Third Avenue restaurant in the early morning hours of March 28, police said.

Surveillance video at the restaurant near 92nd Street shows the thieves cutting the locks and breaking in through a side door just after 2 am. They broke open the registers and grabbed a total of $5,000 before dashing, according to police.

Cash grab

A home invader broke through a Seventh Avenue home’s kitchen window on April 1 to steal cash, according to a police report.

The homeowner was gone from around 6 am on April 1 until around 4 pm the next day, and when he came back to his house between 70th and 71st streets he found someone had removed metal bars on the window and ransacked the entire house.

The looter found a series of envelopes containing cash that were hid around the house and got away with roughly $2,000, police said.

— Dennis Lynch

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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