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Hit and run

Cops are trying to track down the gray vehicle responsible for a hit and run in Dyker Heights.

Police said that 74-year-old Bridget Morrissey, 74, a resident of 72nd Street, was crossing the corner of 75th Street and 14th Avenue just before 7 a.m. on October 24 when she was hit by a vehicle traveling westbound on 75th Street.

Investigators were told that the car hit Morrissey and kept on going.

The senior was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center, where she died of her injuries, officials said.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Roofer raid

Two gunmen posing as roof repairmen are being sought for a brazen robbery at a Fifth Avenue home near 78th Street.

A 19-year-old woman told police that she was inside the apartment with her cousin just before noon on October 20 when the two men, described as black males in their late thirties and early forties, knocked on the door, claiming that they had been called to fix a leak on the roof.

But once they were allowed in, the two men began acting curiously, officials were told.

After going up and down some stairs, checking locks, the two men pulled guns on the woman, demanding to know where her money was.

The suspects bound and gagged the young woman and her cousin with duct tape before going through the apartment, where they found $600 in a bedroom.

The thieves fled with the cash, leaving their victims horrified, but unharmed.

Police are seeking any information regarding this robbery.

Anyone with information can call (718) 439-4211. All calls will be kept confidential.

Cash swipe

About $2,000 sitting in a jar at a 74th Street home was swiped last week, officials said.

Cops were told that someone broke into the home, located near Third Avenue, between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on October 18 after forcing open a rear window.

The thief then ransacked the bedroom grabbed the jar and fled through the same window, officials said.

Bathroom break

Thieves forced their way into a 90-year-old woman’s home last week, taking $2,000 found secreted in a dining room bureau, officials said.

Investigators were told that someone broke through a rear bathroom window of the 76th Street home, located near 12th Avenue, between noon on October 16 and 9 p.m. on October 17.

Nothing else but the cash was taken, officials said.

Car swipes

At least two people came to police last week claiming that their cars had been stolen from area streets.

Both thefts, officials said, took place on the same night.

Officials said that someone took a 2007 Honda Civic from where it was parked on Fourth Avenue and 89th Street sometime between 11 p.m. on October 18 and 3 a.m. the following morning.

As cops were investigating that theft, they were also told that someone stole a white 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra at the corner of Ridge Boulevard and 67th Street.

That car was stolen sometime between 10 p.m. on October 18 and 2:30 p.m. the following afternoon, officials said.

Home invasion hooligans

Cops are looking for the thugs who kicked in a Bay Ridge resident’s home while the 19-year-old victim watched her four-year-old cousin.

Officials said that the young woman was inside the Fifth Avenue apartment near 78th Street with her cousin just before noon Monday when the two suspects knocked on her door.

When the victim answered, the suspects, who were dressed like construction workers, claimed that they were going to check a leak on the roof, according to published reports.

That’s when they pulled a gun and demanded all of her money.

Police said that the suspects bound both victims and ransacked the apartment, fleeing with $600.

No injuries were reported.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Help wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering up to $500 in reward money to anyone who can offer up information that can lead to graffiti vandals.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti vandals.

Graffiti is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.

Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.

According to police there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, it will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.

Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism is urged to contact either 311 or 911.

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