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Thief reaches right through window to steal laptop

The Brooklyn Paper

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Skinny-armed bandit

A crafty crook snatched a laptop from an apartment on Prospect Place on July 9 — through an open window.

The 36-year-old victim told cops she set down her MacBook Pro on a desk near an open window with bars, then left her home near Fifth Avenue at 8 am. She came back at 7 pm and discovered someone had reached right through the bars — and snatched the expensive gadget.

Uneasy rider

A perp swiped a motorbike on Degraw Street on July 8.

The 41-year-old victim told cops he parked his gray 2008 Yamaha near Fifth Avenue at 10 pm, came back the next day at 10:30 am, and discovered the $3,900 bike was gone.

Doctor duped

A jerk stole a briefcase containing a laptop and a checkbook from a doctor on Sixth Street on July 10.

The 52-year-old victim told cops she set down her briefcase in an office on the second floor of New York Methodist Hospital near Eighth Avenue at 2:40 pm, then walked away for five minutes. That was enough time for the crook to grab her business bag — and the Toshiba laptop and checkbook inside.

Checked out

Cops say a worker swiped some money from an auto shop on 15th Street on July 11.

A manager at Sand Automotive Warehouse near Third Avenue told police an employee, whose duty was to cash checks, left the shop with checks totaling $2,336 then never came back — despite repeated phone calls.

Audi snatch

A thief jacked a car on Prospect Park West on July 12.

The victim told cops he parked his yellow 2001 Audi near Ninth Street at 10 pm, came back the next day, and discovered the $9,000 ride gone.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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