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A pack of pit bulls nearly mauled a Chinese food delivery man to death on Oct. 16 when the victim stepped onto a Winthrop Street property.
Police were told that the delivery man either ignored or didn’t see the “Beware of Dog” sign on the gate when he stepped inside to leave a menu on the door.
The dogs jumped him almost immediately, biting into his arms, legs, ears and face, according to published reports.
The victim managed to escape and call police, who corralled the dogs and brought them to a shelter a short time later.
Cops were unable to charge the dogs’ owner since he wasn’t home at the time of the attack.
Key master mayhem
A thief broke into an E. 17th Street home on Oct. 18 with a set of master keys from the Flatbush building.
Prosecutors said that the 47-year-old thief was arrested after he had broken into an apartment between Albemarle and Beverly roads at 10:30 am.
When cops grabbed him, the thief had 65 similar master keys in his pockets, officials said.
Two thieves jumped a man near the corner of E. 19th Street and Tennis Court on Oct. 15, taking his iPhone.
The victim said that the he had exited a nearby train station at 5:50 pm when the thugs grabbed him and swiped the iPhone from his hand.
Cops caught up with the thieves a short time later, charging him with robbery.
An employee of a Nostrand Avenue Boost Mobile store was arrested this week for “losing” $2,500, then claiming that a guy with a knife robbed her.
The 25-year-old employee was asked to deposit the money back on Sept. 20, police were told. She left the store, which is between Avenue H and Glenwood Road, at noon, but returned a short time later claiming she had been robbed.
Cops learned differently, however.
Area surveillance footage recovered by police show the woman leaving the store on the day of the “theft,” walking several feet down the block and then walking back into the store without interacting with anyone.
When confronted with the evidence, the woman admitted she had lost the money and concocted the robbery story to avoid being blamed.
Cops charged her with grand larceny and falsely reporting an incident.
Three thugs jumped a 14-year-old boy on Avenue H on Oct. 15, taking his jewelry.
The victim told police he was nearing Albany Avenue at 4 pm when he was mugged.
Gunning for cash
A thief robbed a 26-year-old woman at gunpoint on Oct. 4 during a clash on Avenue H.
The suspect grabbed the woman near E. 53rd Street at 8 pm, robbing her of $130 and her cellphone, cops were told.
A thug pulled a gun on a woman on Avenue H on Oct. 8, then — in case she didn’t know — told her “You are being robbed.”
Police said that the odd exchange took place near E. 42nd Street at 10:45 pm. The thief took $300 and a cellphone off the woman before running off, the victim told authorities.
Shot on Foster
A gunman shot a man in the back on Foster Avenue during an Oct. 5 skirmish.
Police said the victim was found unconscious and unresponsive between New York and Brooklyn avenues at 1:34 am.
The victim, who was hit multiple times, died at the scene.
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.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to the vandals that mark up the community.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.
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