beats by dr. dre (headphones)*Dre’s “Beats” headphones are so popular that folks are committing crimes to get a hold of them.

According to a recent NY Post report, “Beats by Dr. Dre,” which retail for $300 to $500, are among the top items being stolen across NYC.

“They’re very hot among thieves,” a source said. “It’s like, ‘I see it. I want it. I can have it. I’m taking it for me, or my sister needs a pair,’ ” the source said, they often are resold on the street.

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The item is so hot that offenders are beating up teens, threatening them and sometimes flash weapons. Uptown Manhattan and northern arts of Brooklyn have been the hardest.

“They’re being snatched from teenagers aboard subways or as they walk to and from school,” according to the source.

Youth wearing the beats are often caught unawares since their sounds completely block out anything going on around them.

One robbery nearly cost a victim his life when an assailant jumping on the subway tracks at Burnside Avenue in the Bronx, then climbing back up to the platform with a broken bottle. He then slashes a victim’s neck.

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