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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Smoking break

Cops busted a 44-year-old man who they say slugged another fellow in a bizarre confrontation over a pack of cigarettes outside a Fifth Avenue nightclub on Jan. 24.

The victim told police that he was having a smoke outside the watering hole between Carroll Street and Garfield Place at 10:35 pm when he threw a spent cigarette pack into a nearby garbage can.

For whatever reason, seeing this enraged the suspect, who proceeded to slug the victim once in the face, cops said.

Bad vibes

An irate customer at a Flatbush Avenue smoke shop stole two vaporizers on Jan. 30.

Employees told police they were behind the counter of the store between Dean and Bergen streets at 10:10 pm, where they were busy arguing with a rowdy customer about an exchange.

Eventually, things came to a head when the shopper decided to take his refund into his own hands, and grabbed two glass vaporizers worth $50 each, cops said.

Into thin air

A thief stole cologne and an inhaler out of man’s car on Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park on Jan. 22.

The victim told police that he left his car parked near the Prospect Park Zoo at noon, and returned later to find his window broken and his stuff gone.

Cash grab

A cocky crook snatched some cash from a Fifth Avenue liquor store on Jan. 26.

An employee told police that the brazen bandit waltzed into the booze vendor between Park and Sterling places at 7 pm, snatched $50 that had been left on the register, and left.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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ChrisC from Park Slope says:
Finally! Welcome back 78th Precinct Crime Blotter! Now I can catch up on what the goons, perps and creeps have been up to in my neighborhood.
Feb. 19, 2016, 2:19 pm

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