POLICE BEAT

Sometimes the keys aren’t quite enough

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A peaceful Sunday afternoon may have been the beginning of a little spousal argument on Sedgwick Avenue after a husband discovered his parked car was stolen overnight.

The man parked his 2020 Acura on the 2700 block of Sedgwick in the wee hours of the morning on April 19. By 7 that evening, however, his vehicle was gone, police said. There were no obvious signs of a break-in — like shattered glass — but the man and his wife, who owned the car, were the only ones with keys — and both sets are still in the hands of the couple.

Check your caller ID

A woman got a call that, at first, sounded alarming — but then caused her to sound an alarm herself.

A phone call into her Orloff Avenue home April 23 claimed to be someone from the “office of victims of crimes” informing her that her Social Security number had been compromised in Dallas, police said.

The caller then instructed the woman to purchase a Target gift card and open a Bitcoin account to “protect her money.” The caller turned out to be a scammer, according to police, and the woman ended up losing $4,400.

Detectives are investigating.

Wave goodbye to your new phone

It had just gotten dark on the evening of April 22 when two guys happened upon a young man walking on Reservoir Avenue near West 195th Street. The guys demanded his rose gold iPhone XS before taking it out of his hands, police said.

The two then ran north on Reservoir Avenue and have not been caught. The victim was left without his phone, which police valued at $1,000.

Detectives are on the hunt for a man about 20 years old, white or Hispanic, about 5-foot-7 and 170 pounds. The other man was described as also being around 20, black, and about 5-foot-8, and 140 pounds.

Getting hard to change lanes

April 12 was an unlucky day for car owners all over the northwest Bronx.

A woman parked her car at around 8 a.m. on the 3900 block of Orloff Avenue fully intact, but when she returned at 3 p.m, police said, she discovered her driver’s side mirror on her 2006 Saturn had been shattered.

According to police, the rest of the car was in good shape and nothing had been stolen from inside — meaning the case is one of criminal mischief.