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Say what? iPhone sellers turn into thieves

iPhone exchange

Two thieves robbed a 23-year-old on Dec. 16 when an iPhone sale at on Avenue K went horribly awry.

The victim said he met the two men near E. 40th Street at 5:55 pm so he could buy four iPhones from them, but the thugs turned the tables on their victim and beat him until he handed over his own phone.

Shot on H

Two goons opened fire on a 38-year-old man sitting in a car parked on Avenue H during a bloody Dec. 13 clash.

The victim told police that he was sitting in the passenger side of the vehicle, parked near E. 46th Street, when the suspects walked up and opened fire, hitting him in the neck, torso and thigh.

The 38-year-old was immediately taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after treatment.

Beaten for pocketbook

Two men attacked a 35-year-old on E. 46th Street in an attempt to steal the woman’s pocketbook.

Cops apprehended one of the two men, who punched the woman to the ground during the scuffle near Avenue N, but ran off before getting their hands on her bag.

Cellphone grab

Two thugs jumped a 15-year-old on Avenue U on Dec. 13, taking his cellphone.

The victim was approaching E. 66th Street at 3:28 pm when the goons stopped him, punched him in the face and fled with his phone.

Rifling through clothes

A man with a rifle barrelled into a Flatlands Avenue laundromat on Dec. 13, robbing the place of $500.

Workers told police very few people were inside late night laundry at 11:52 pm, at which time the 20-year-old thug came in and ordered a worker to empty the till.

Ave. L looting

Thieves repelled into an Avenue L store on Dec 13, taking $4,000 and an assortment of cigarettes.

Burglars smashed several roof panels as they cut their way inside, workers told police.

More bank failures

A thief stormed a Flatbush Avenue bank on Dec. 3, but ultimately ran off empty-handed.

Workers told police that the thief waited on line at 10:38 am, then handed a teller a note on yellow paper, demanding money.

But the thief got cold feet and fled when the teller stepped away from the window, cops were told.

Cashing in

A thief entered a Kings Highway restaurant on Dec. 5, taking $80.

Workers at the eatery, which is near E. 40th Street, said the 30-year-old thief approached the register with his hand in his pocket, as if he was holding a gun.

Help wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood vandals.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti, the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.

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

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