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First robbery at T.J. Maxx

The Brooklyn Paper

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights

Mad Maxx

That didn’t take long — T.J. Maxx has already had its first robbery.

A crafty thief snatched $5,000 from a woman shopping at the new 86th Street discounter on May 25. The victim told cops that she was browsing inside the store near Fifth Avenue at around 1 pm when an unknown guy bumped into her. He then reached into her handbag and made off with the bills.

The store opened three days earlier.

Suitcase stabber

Some hothead tried to stab two passengers on a chartered coach bus near Eighth Avenue and 62nd Street on May 24.

The victims, who were not seriously injured, told cops that they were boarding the bus at around 8 pm when one of them started arguing with the unknown perp about moving luggage. The perp then lunged at the man with a knife. His friend came to his rescue, but not before getting slashed in the face by the weapon-wielding perp, who then fled.

Battery burg

Someone broke into a Battery Avenue apartment on May 25 to pull off a major jewelry heist.

The victim told cops that she left her home, which is near 89th Street, at 8:30 am and returned 11 hours later to find her apartment ransacked. The thief made off with bracelets, earrings, wedding bands, an engagement ring and a handbag.

Tool timer

A thief stole eight power tools from an 88th Street apartment overnight on May 25.

The victim told cops that the house, which is between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue, had been left unlocked for a construction crew who was working inside. His saws, nail guns and drill were gone when he returned the next day.

— Alex Rush

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NYCchick from Bay Ridge says:
Yea, I always walk around with 5K in my purse. Shady.
June 2, 2011, 3:32 pm
Ilana from Park Slope says:
This does not make sense! Why carry 5K in your purse. You can buy half of the store for less than a grand....Strange!
June 22, 2011, 3:43 pm

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