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Sacre bleu! Robbery at French cafe

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Mal l’argent

A jerk snatched a bunch of cash from a French cafe on Vanderbilt on March 7.

The 38-year-old victim told cops he locked $998 inside a safe at Le Gamin, near Dean Street, at 12:15 am and then left. He came back the next morning, at around 10 am, and discovered the safe empty.

Only he and the restaurant owner knew the safe code — and there was no sign of damage.

Knife nut

A knife-wielding jerk blocked traffic on Atlantic Avenue then allegedly lied to cops on March 6.

Officers reported that they stopped the driver at 3 am, near Vanderbilt Avenue, and asked for his license — but instead spotted a kitchen knife inside his glove compartment.

The 35-year-old driver lied about his name, cops said, so they arrested him.

Teen trouble

A teenager beat up a classmate at a school on Underhill Avenue on Feb. 28.

A 60-year-old school safety officer told cops that a 17-year-old punched an 18-year-old at PS 9, near Bergen Street, at around 8 pm, leaving the kid with a bloody lip. Cops then arrested the underage troublemaker.

— Natalie O’Neill

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pete from park slope says:


Lotta crime in the 78th and 72d lately.

I watch the cops rolling by in cars

windows up

never looking around them on the way

to lunch....
March 14, 2011, 12:39 pm
On guard from Kensington says:
Some bald jerk in a light blue lexus SUV broke into our home in the middle of the day. We had just returned from VAC. and we dove up to park the car, we actually caught him walking out of our house. We yelled at him from the car "what are you doing comin' out of that building?!" The jerk threw his arms up and then replied with "Im looking for Steve. it's ok, someone opened the door for me, you can go in now." and then he jumped in the pasenger side of the SUV and they drove off.

We went to our front door and found it busted in. He didnt get anything, but 45 minutes later 2 guys (one tall, super skinny guy with frizzy light brown hair & the other medium stocky build with dark hair) in a box truck pulled, got out of the truck and headed to our house, and then after seeng us they drove off.

Police report filed. Stay on guard people!
Sept. 23, 2011, 11:15 am

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