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Boy robs girl

He settled for just a piece of the action.

A swindling Casanova robbed a woman as they shared a taxi back to her place in Fort Greene after carnal sparks flew in a bar on April 28.

When the cab got to her pad, near the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Cumberland Street, at 2:10 am, the woman, 29, handed the charming man her half of the cab fare. Instead of contributing his portion, then going upstairs for a nightcap (and, perhaps, more), the man took his would-be lover’s share and bolted from the taxi. The victim said she lost $80.

Neighbor vs. neighbor

A knife-wielding man tried to mug one of his neighbors inside their Lafayette Avenue building on May 1.

The victim, 46, said he was throwing out his trash when the other tenant accosted with him a blade and said, “I want $100 or else.” The victim, did not pay, but crept away in fear — a fear that persists.

Bicycle thief

A woman helped police catch a drug user who broke into her neighbor’s Grand Avenue home on April 26 and stole several bicycles.

Cops busted the 39-year-old man at 5:45 pm as he loitered with the pilfered penny-farthings between Putnam and Gates avenues after the witness pointed him out to officers. The crime report did not specify exactly how many bikes the man nabbed.

The police also confiscated what they said was a crack pipe from the man’s pocket.

Baby mama drama

A spurned woman stabbed her unfaithful husband in the chest outside of the doctor’s office where she is undergoing prenatal care on April 27.

Police arrested the woman, 29, at 2:30 pm and took the victim, also 29, to Brooklyn Hospital, near the corner of St. Edwards and Willoughby streets, near the doctor’s office.

Torn earlobe?

A 15-year-old boy stole the earrings right out of an 11-year-old’s lobes on Lafayette Avenue on April 28.

Police arrested the mean teen around 8 am and recovered the victim’s purloined jewelry, which was taken near the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue.

Suit yourself

A fashion-savvy crook stole two tailor-made suits from an unlocked truck on St. James Place on April 26.

The victim said she parked the car between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 5:50 pm and returned at 10 pm to find the allegedly snazzy threads gone.

All well-dressed men are considered suspects.

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