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Thief pinches $21,000 in paychecks

Brooklyn Daily

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

No class

A burglar broke into a car parked on 81st Street sometime over the weekend of April 27 — and stole $21,000 in Department of Education checks.

The victim — a Board of Education director — said he parked his car in front of his apartment between Third Avenue and Ridge Boulevard at 4 pm on Friday, and came back out at 7:45 am on Monday to see that the payslips, along with a city-owned laptop, external hardrive, modem, and computer mouse were all missing.

Time out

A thief swiped a $5,000 watch and some other electronics from a 65th Street apartment on April 30.

The victim told police he left his home near 12th Avenue at 8:30 am, and came back at 10:30 pm to find his front door unlocked and his costly Chanel timepiece — along with a cheaper Kenneth Cole watch, his camera, laptop, and Playstation Three — gone.

Metalhead

A crook took 600 feet of copper cable from the construction site of a Fourth Avenue school overnight on May 1.

The foreman working on the building at Ovington Avenue told cops he punched out at 2:30 pm and returned the next day at 7 am to find that somebody had walked off with the precious wire — valued at $3,000.

Triple threat

A trio of villains robbed a girl of her watch and iPod Touch aon Eighth Avenue on May 5.

The victim told police that she and a companion were leaving the N train station at 11:40 pm when they realized that a man and two women were following them. The terrible trifecta stopped them at 67th Street and struck up a conversation, during which they swiped the victim’s G-Shock watch and iPod without her noticing.

Window shopping

A bandit broke into a Fourth Avenue apartment and made off with the tenant’s jewelry and gadgets overnight on April 4.

The victim told police she left her pad near 80th Street at 10 pm, and returned at 7 pm the next day, only to discover that somebody had broken the window on her fire escape and stolen her gold chain and ring, as well as her iPod and camera.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507.

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