Pulls a machete on a kid!

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Machete rob

An 18-year-old thief pulled a machete on a 12-year-old boy to steal the lad’s bike on Sept. 6.

Police said that the tween was crossing Sixth Avenue at 66th Street at around 5:20 pm when four teenage thugs grabbed him — one pulling the long blade from under his shirt.

Seeing the menacing weapon, the child quickly handed over the bike, but it wasn’t enough.

“What else do you have?” the thief asked.

The victim said he had nothing else — but the earphones leading to his iPod indicated otherwise. The thieves grabbed it and ran off.


A Parrot Place home was ransacked for pricey electronics overnight on Sept. 1.

The thief entered the home sometime after 11:30 pm after forcing open a front window. He then ransacked the kitchen and the bedroom, though he only got away with a Nintendo DS, an assortment of games and a portable DVD player, cops said.

Old-time takedown

Smart phone. Dumb crook.

Cops are looking for a thief who swiped a man’s iPhone after demanding his “radio.”

The victim told police that he was on Fifth Avenue nearing 76th Street at 9:20 pm on Aug. 26 when the suspect jumped him and shoved him over to a nearby wall, all the while claiming he had a gun.

“Give me your radio or I’ll shoot you,” the man threatened before running off with the phone and $15. As many know, the iPhone is capable of more than just delivering music like an old-style radio, but it is unclear if the crook knew just what a multi-purpose device he was getting.

Kitchen cracker

A laptop computer and several pieces of jewelry were removed from a 68th Street apartment by a thief who crawled in through a kitchen window on Aug. 27.

Cops said that the thug forced open the window between 9 am and 9:50 pm and took a bracelet, a pair of hoop earrings and a gold ring.

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