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Female Thieves Strike Park Slope Jewelry Store, Cops Say

 El Milagro, a jewelry and crafts store on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. Two women stole a $2,000 piece of jewelry from the shop recently, police said.
El Milagro, a jewelry and crafts store on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. Two women stole a $2,000 piece of jewelry from the shop recently, police said.
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PARK SLOPE — A pair of women thieves snatched a $2,000 piece of jewelry from a Park Slope boutique recently, police said.

The shop owner didn't notice the theft until he was closing up for the night, according to a police report. The owner of El Milagro, on Seventh Avenue and 11th Street, discovered that a piece of silver jewelry with rubies and turquoise was missing while he was doing inventory on Sept. 29 about 6:40 p.m.

When he looked at the store's surveillance video, he saw a woman snatch the jewel from a store display. The thief then met a female accomplice just outside the store and the two took off together in the same direction, according to the police report.

Other notable crimes in this week's blotter at the 78th Precinct included the following, with details from police reports:

• A 42-year-old man left a window open while he went to Starbucks to use the coffee shop's free Internet, and returned to find valuables missing from his apartment. A MacBook and a laptop bag were stolen from the man's apartment, on St. Mark's Place between Fourth and Fifth avenues, on Sept. 22 about 7:30 p.m.

• A customer at the Bell House, on Seventh Street and Second Avenue, had her wallet stolen from her purse when she stashed the bag under a table so she could get a drink of water. The 26-year-old victim told cops her Kate Spade wallet was taken, and someone later tried to use one of her stolen credit cards at an MTA vending machine. The theft happened just after midnight on Sept. 28.

• A thief stole the brake lights off a van parked outside the Prospect Park Zoo on Sept. 22 at about 2:05 p.m. The vehicle's driver told cops two DeWalt drills and a tool bag were also stolen from inside the vehicle.

• A bike-riding thief snatched a cell phone from a woman walking on Fifth Avenue between Sterling and Park places on Sept. 23 about 5 p.m. The 30-year-old victim told cops the crook stole her iPhone 5, then fled south on his bike on Warren Street. The victim described the suspect as a teenager with pimply skin and a crew cut.

• A resident of Eighth Avenue and Third Street got home from work on Sept. 26  to find his apartment ransacked and several valuables missing. The 31-year-old victim told cops he locked his front door before leaving, and it appeared the thief entered through a back window. The stolen property included a laptop, a $2,000 LeMond bike, a $50 beard trimmer, and $2,000 in assorted jewelry.

• A 44-year-old woman was laying in bed on the morning of Sept. 26 when a thief broke into her apartment on Eighth Avenue and Eighth Street and stole a blue suede billfold containing $150 in cash. The thief entered the apartment through an unlocked side door about 10:05 a.m.

Police say the burglary could be part of a series of similar crimes committed by the same suspect, and cops used a helicopter to try to track down the thief on the morning of Sept. 26. No arrests have been made yet in the case.

Overall in the 78th Precinct, major crimes have dropped 1.9 percent this year compared with the same period in 2012, according to the most recent statistics from the NYPD.