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New Year’s panty raid
A thief looking ahead to a sexy 2011 decided to start things early on Jan. 1 when he stole an assortment of bras and panties from the Victoria Secret inside the Kings Plaza Mall.
Workers told police that the 45-year-old thief entered the store at 12:42 pm and was later caught trying to put 10 bras and 31 pairs of panties into a bag.
Cops caught up with him a short time later, charging him with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
A boozing motorist with amazingly bad luck was thrown in the drunk tank on Jan. 2 after he crashed into a police car while speeding along the Belt Parkway.
Police said that the 30-year-old motorist was speeding over the Mill Basin Bridge at 3:45 am when he sideswiped the police cruiser, causing extensive damage to his 1996 Acura RL.
Cops pulled the man over, learning rather quickly that he was three sheets to the wind.
When they asked him why he decided to drive, the answer was simple and stupid at the same time: “How else am I supposed to get home?” he said.
Thieves broke into Tabeez Clothing on Nostrand Avenue on Dec. 21, taking an assortment of pricey clothes.
Workers told police that someone forced open the side door to the store, which is located between Avenues L and M, at about 6 pm — just after it closed for the night.
A thug jumped a 61-year-old woman on Flatlands Avenue on Dec. 26, taking her purse.
The victim was approaching E. 54th Street at 12:30 am when the suspect grabbed her mouth and robbed her.
Thieves tunnelled into the Glenwood Mini Mart on Dec. 21, taking $700.
Workers said someone cut into the roof of the store, which is located near Kings Highway, at about 3 am, damaging the ceiling.
Thieves broke into a Utica Avenue church — on Christmas!
The suspects damaged a window to get into the house of worship at 5:30 pm, looting $117 from a back office, congregants told police.
A goon broke into a car parked on E. 66th Street in Bergen Beach, taking a man’s wallet.
The thief managed to leave the car unscathed during the 1:30 am break-in, cops were told.
Toys ‘R robbed
A crew of Christmas grinches tunnelled into the Toys ‘R Us on Flatbush Avenue on Dec. 26, but ran off empty-handed after failing to crack the safe.
Workers told police that the thieves triggered an alarm inside the store, which is near Avenue U, at 12:30 am.
The thieves were gone when police arrived, leaving behind a ripped open roof and a damaged — but locked — safe. Nothing was taken, store employees said.
A goon grabbed a young woman and robbed her of her belongings during a Dec. 19 clash on New York Avenue in Flatlands.
The victim, 18, was walking between Avenues K and L at 4:30 am when the fiend ran up and shoved her into a nearby driveway, where he forced her to give up her cellphone and music player.
Four thieves converged on a Ralph Avenue cellphone store on Dec. 16 — taking an assortment of pricey communication devices.
The criminal quartet entered the store, which is between Avenues K and L, at 6:30 pm and immediately began emptying display cases, employees told police.
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