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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Candle vandal

A ne’er-do-well busted up a 6-foot-tall menorah located at Prospect Park’s Empire Boulevard entrance sometime between Dec. 19 and 25.

The victim told police he left the holiday candelabra unattended near Flatbush Avenue for six days, after which he returned to find some reprobate had busted up the glass coverings that shield the over-sized Hannukah lamp’s open flames.

In addition to the $150 in damaged caused to the menorah, a plastic sign affixed to a gate protecting the colossal candlestick was also damaged, cops said.

No arrests have been made, and police have closed the case, according to officials.

Room diservice

A burglar ransacked a man’s Union Street hotel room sometime overnight on Dec. 27.

The victim, 63, told police he left his room between Third and Fourth avenues at 8:30 pm, and returned at 1 am the following day to find some fiend had slipped in and nabbed $500, along with a pricey camera.

No sweat-er

A package poacher nabbed a sweater off the front porch of a woman’s 13th Street home on Dec. 26.

The victim told police she had returned home from vacation around 1 pm, expecting to see her warm-weather top where she had left it, but instead found an empty porch, thanks to the foul deeds of a cold thief.

Nice rack

A thief rode off with a man’s bike he’d left attached to a rack atop his car on Fourth Avenue on Dec. 24.

The victim told police he left his vehicle — and his bike — parked between Sixth and Seventh streets at 10 am, and returned just three minutes later to find one still there, but not the other.

Parking pirate

Some goon looted a man’s car he parked on 13th Street on Dec. 24.

The victim told police he left his ride locked between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 12:50 am, and returned at around 8 pm to find his Bluetooth headphones and Ray Ban sunglasses stolen.

There was also damaged around the car’s radio and navigation system, according to police.

— Colin Mixson

Posted 12:00 am, January 10, 2018
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