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A cabbie picked up a woman — but she picked up his wallet — on March 26.
Cops say that the driver got out of his taxi on the corner of Sands and Gold streets at around 10:30 pm to help a woman put her stroller in his cab.
That’s when the passenger turned criminal, creeping to the front of the cab and snatching the driver's wallet from a cup-holder.
Once she had the wallet, which contained $65, credit cards and IDs, she suddenly told the cabbie she didn't need a ride. He driver drove off, only to realize that his wallet was gone.
A thug who tried to grab a woman's handbag on March 28 had to give up his quest when the woman fought back.
The would-be-thug trailed the woman along Pacific Street at around 2 pm, snatching her bag when they were between Hoyt and Smith streets.
But when the crook ran off towards Smith Street, the victim gave chase, cops say. Realizing that he was being pursued, the thief dropped the bag and fled.
A crowd of teenagers badgered a Harlem man into handing over his iPod on March 26 near the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and Concord Street.
Three or four adolescents jumped the man at around 4 pm and accused him of bumping into one member of the posse.
When the man attempted to walk around the group, one of the teens barred his path.
"Give me your iPod," he demanded.
The victim handed over the popular digital music device, and the thieves fled.
A crowded City Tech elevator became a crime scene on March 26 when a pickpocket snatched a fancy cellphone from a woman's pants at around 6 pm.
Before the victim had boarded the elevator at the school, which is on Jay Street between Johnson and Tillary streets, she clipped her Sidekick cellphone to her pocket.
But when she got off the crowded elevator, she noticed that her phone was gone, according to police.
A crook took the money and cabbed on March 30.
The thief spotted the woman on the corner of Hanover Place and Livingston Street at around 6 pm and grabbed $500 right out of her hand.
With the cash in hand, he jumped in a cab and headed west on Livingston Street, cops say.
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