Bedford brawl

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Two pugilists hospitalized a 21-year-old man after he left a Bedford Avenue bar early on June 16.

With no provocation, the thugs attacked the victim at the corner of North Sixth Street and Bedford Avenue at around 2 am, punching him and kicking him in the face. The vicious assault left the victim with a broken orbital socket and nasal cavity, facial contusions, swelling, and cuts above and below the eyes that required stitches.

Panty raid

Crooks jacked more than $1,000 worth of ladies undies from a truck parked on Greenpoint Avenue on June 19.

The thieves parked a blue van behind the trailer, which was stopped between Newell and Diamond Streets, at around 11 am. While the driver was in the store, the crooks pilfered the unlocked trailer and unloaded four cases of assorted lingerie.

Cellphone heist

Crooks stole nearly $10,000 in cellphones and calling cards from a Nassau Avenue wireless store during a brazen robbery on June 17.

One robber entered the shop, which is between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue, at around 12:45 pm and purchased a $20 calling card, but his request for a written receipt with a serial number struck the store’s lone employee as odd.

Seems the clerk’s judgment was right.

Minutes later, the robber returned with an accomplice and attempted to exchange the phone card. As the clerk handed back the robber’s cash, the robber pointed a black handgun at the clerk’s chest.

“Don’t turn on the alarm,” the robber said before demanding that the clerk place the cellphones on top of the case.

The thieves jumped over the case and started to remove the phones, before they tied up the victim with cords, walked him into the store’s restroom, and told him not to go anywhere for 15 minutes.

Once the thieves left, the clerk ran next door for help.

Bedford grab bag

A thief snatched a woman’s purse from the sidewalk on June 21, escaping with IDs, Metrocards, electronics and an objectivist text.

The crook stole the bag from a 19-year-old woman, who had put her purse on the sidewalk at the corner of Bedford Avenue and North Seventh Street while she chatted with friends. The thief grabbed the bag — which held a copy of “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand — at about 12:50 pm.

Updated 4:01 pm, November 10, 2010
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