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Purse curse

A bad guy with a blade threatened a 26-year-old’s life for her purse on Jan. 3.

The crook confronted the victim from behind on South Fourth Street between Bedford and Driggs avenues — just steps from her home — at around 1:30 am.

“Give me your purse or I’ll kill you,” the thug demanded as he revealed a knife.

The victim obliged and the thug escaped with her black Kenneth Cole purse, white Diesel wallet, IDs, bankcards, a Blackberry, keys, and $200.

Clean crime

Cops nabbed a knife-wielding man suspected of using a blade to snatch body wash and women’s deodorant from a Union Avenue pharmacy on Jan. 1.

The thug entered the chain drug store, which is between Montrose Avenue and Meserole Street, at around 3:30 pm and showed a clerk a knife, then grabbed eight containers of soap and two sticks of ladies deodorant before police locked up him up.

Bag grabs

Williamsburg crooks rang in the New Year with at least three purse snatchings. Here are the gripping details:

• An impious perp heisted a 66-year-old’s purse during a Boerum Street church service on Dec. 31.

The cruel crook grabbed the Coach bag — which was hanging in the lobby of the congregation — at around 12:30 pm and fled from the church, which is between Broadway and Lorimer Street, with the victim’s wallet, credit cards, car keys, IDs and a cellphone.

• A hoodlum crashed a New Year’s party at a popular Broadway diner and snatched a reveler’s purse.

The thief grabbed the bag from beneath a table between 2 am and 3:30 am and escaped from the eatery, which is between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, with the 35-year-old victim’s Kate Spade wallet, checks credit cards, IDs, and $100.

• A quick-handed thief grabbed a woman’s handbag from the seat of a Brooklyn-bound J train on New Year’s Day.

The thief snatched the bag at around 3 pm while the train was between the Delancey Street stop in Manhattan and the Marcy Avenue stop in Brooklyn, escaping with the purse, which contained an iPod, headphones, a wallet, credit cards, passports, Dior glasses, a phone, and IDs.

— Ben Muessig

Posted 12:02 am, January 14, 2009
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