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A gang of teenaged hooligans jumped three adolescents as they rode the L train on June 6.

Twelve ruffians boarded the Manhattan-bound train at the Grand Street station, with half entering the car with the victims and the other half boarding the next car. Once the train pulled out of the station at around 9:50 am, the hoods converged on their marks.

One of the thugs punched an unsuspecting victim in the face. When the victim’s friends tried to intervene, the random assault turned into a 12-on-three melee that lasted until the train pulled into the Graham Avenue station.

The hooligans stole a backpack, an iPod, a Nerf football, a student Metrocard and $18, but cops said they nabbed nine of the alleged miscreants.

L of a walk

Thugs trailed a Kent Avenue man as he walked home from the L train on June 7, mugging him for everything he had.

When the victim reached the corner of North Fifth Street and Kent at around 3:30 am, one of the crooks pressed a blunt object against his back. The crooks snatched the victim’s backpack and pilfered his pockets for his Sidekick phone, iPod, bank card, wallet, keys and $60.

I want your MTV

A crook snatched high-end film equipment from the set of a music video on June 6.

The thief struck at some time between 7:30 pm and 11 pm, escaping from the set, which was at the corner of Bedford Avenue and North Seventh Street, with $8,050 of fancy electronics.

Dancing fool

While a 22-year-old woman danced at a Meserole Street disco on June 7, a crook took her purse for a tango.

The victim noticed her purse was missing from the club, which is between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue at around 1:15 am.

Forty-five minutes later, the club manager found the purse in the men’s bathroom, empty. The crook escaped with the victim’s iPod, wallet, digital camera, credit cards, IDs, and $100.

Laptop snatch

A hoodlum broke into a Metropolitan Avenue apartment on May 31 and snatched as much electronics as he could carry.

The crook broke into the apartment, which is between Lorimer and Leonard streets, between 2:15 am and 3:30 am, when a roommate got home and realized that the electronics were gone. He also noticed that a gate on the back window had been damaged.

The crook escaped from the apartment with three laptop computers, a wireless router, an iPod, and a change bank.

Picking an Apple

Crooks stole an Apple laptop from a Graham Avenue apartment on June 3.

The thugs broke into the apartment, which is between Engert Avenue and Newton Street, between 12:35 pm and 3 pm, while the 38-year-old victim was visiting a friend.

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