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A man who suffered a seizure while working out at a New York Sports Club almost had a relapse when he learned someone had seized the property -- which included over $1,800 in cash -- from his gym locker.
The victim told police that he was working out at the Third Avenue gym near 71st Street on the afternoon of October 5 when he fell ill.
Paramedics rushed him to Lutheran Medical Center before anyone could retrieve what he had left in his locker, officials said.
About a week later the Ridge Boulevard resident returned to the gym believing he would find the cash, pants, iPod, cell phone and cologne he had left behind, but when he went into the changing area his locker was empty. The lock he had put on was missing, officials said.
Cops were trying to determine just who removed the items as this paper went to press.
Cops are looking to shut down a computer thief responsible for raiding a Third Avenue home last week.
Two laptop computers valued at $1,800 were reportedly removed from an apartment near 76th Street sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. on November 4 as the tenant ran a few errands.
Police said that the thief was so hell-bent on getting his hands on the laptops that he broke the apartment door to get inside.
This was the first of two Bay Ridge homes that were broken into this way.
A day after the Third Avenue break-in, a 35-year-old woman returned to her Senator Street apartment near Fourth Avenue at 1:10 p.m. and found her door forced open.
Over $17,000 in jewelry as well as $9,000 had been removed from the apartment, officials said.
A $1,500 watch was among a handful of pricey items removed from an 85th Street apartment.
The 26-year-old victim told police that he returned home at 8 p.m. on November 5 and found his bedroom window opened and his apartment near Third Avenue ransacked.
Other items taken included an HP laptop computer, a digital computer and a set of car keys, officials said.
A 33-year-old man may have inadvertently helped arm a thief last week when he left an application for a firearm permit in his car -- an application that the crook swiped along with his wallet, credit cards, and $2500, officials said.
The 33-year-old owner of the 2005 Cadillac Escalade told police that he left his car on Eighth Avenue near 68th Street at 4 a.m. on November 6.
He returned to his vehicle at 4 p.m. that afternoon to find that someone had damaged the handle on his driver’s side door.
Whoever did it looted the car, removing the victim’s property as well as the pistol license application, officials said.
Here’s a tip to all of those identity thieves out there: These kind of scams only work if you don’t have the goods you’re buying with stolen credit cards delivered to the victim’s home.
An identity dunce learned this lesson the hard way last week when he had to go to his victim’s home to retrieve a package from Bloomingdale’s he had ordered on the 72nd Street resident’s credit card last week.
The 39-year-old victim told police that he did not know that someone had stolen his Social Security number until November 3 when he learned that a Bloomingdale’s account was opened in his name.
At around the same time, the victim’s wife said two packages were delivered to her front door.
A short time later, an unidentified male showed up at the house, claiming that a package that had belonged to him had been accidentally delivered to her address.
The man said that he lived two blocks away and blamed the mix-up on whoever took the order. When the woman asked to see some ID, he flashed his international driver’s license before getting visibly nervous and running off.
The would-be thief was last seen escaping the area in a silver Mitsubishi Galant, officials said.
Cops are still trying to track down the suspect who swiped 32 mini laptop computers from I.S. 259.
Police were told that someone entered the school between October 26 and October 29 knowing that the building at 7301 Fort Hamilton Parkway was under construction.
It’s believed that the thief managed to climb up to a rooftop, knowing that the door was only duct-taped shut.
Once inside the building, the thief broke into a fourth-floor room where the 32 laptops were taken. The greedy thief tried to get a 33rd laptop computer from another room, but was unable to get inside, police were told.
He then exited from the roof, returning the duct tape to where he found it.
Cops were asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 68th Precinct at (718) 439-4211. All calls will be kept confidential.
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