Today’s news:

Surprise visitor

A 33-year-old man returned to his apartment on Eighth Avenue to find an unwanted visitor admiring his things.

The victim told police that he returned to his home near Union Street at 2 p.m. on November 27 and found his door open.

When he stepped inside, he noticed that someone had packed up his laptop computer and a thief was cowering behind the door.

The thief made a fast escape, mumbling some excuse about living on the fourth floor as he fled.

Cops were still looking for the burglar as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 78th Precinct at (718) 636-6411. All calls will be kept confidential.

A crew of gun-toting thieves are being sought for raiding a 13th Street business last Friday.

Workers said that the three suspects barreled into the office to the business, located near Second Avenue, at about 6:30 p.m.

With guns in hand, the terrifying trio ordered their victims to the floor. Workers were kicked repeatedly as the thugs forced them to hand over their cash and cell phones.

Police estimate that the thieves made off with more than $4,000.

Cops unloaded a series of charges against a Lowes Home Improvement employee accused of giving special clients “a little something extra” every time they came in to buy something.

Officials said that Kareem Anthony, 23, was employed as a “receiver/stocker” for the home improvement warehouse on Second Avenue near 12th Street until November, when it was discovered that he was sneaking items to an unknown accomplice.

A Lowes Home Improvement’s loss prevention specialist came to the police last week wanting to file charges against Anthony, who the specialist said was caught on videotape loading items onto an accomplices truck that the customer had not paid for.

Items allegedly missing under Anthony’s watch included shingles, insulation and lumbers, officials said.

Police charged Anthony with grand larceny and petit larceny.

Police have arrested a 17-year-old man in connection with last week’s shooting on Third Avenue.

Prosecutors said that Devante Grant was charged with attempted assault, assault and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly opening fire on a 27-year-old near Warren Street back on November 17.

Cops were told that the victim and an unidentified man were arguing at about 7 p.m. when the suspect pulled a gun and let loose a few rounds.

The bullet ripped right into the victim’s thigh, officials said.

He was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center and was listed in stable condition after treatment.

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