Two men + one machete = mayhem

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Machete attack!

A gang of hoodlums — two of them armed with machetes — hacked a 19-year-old and a 26-year-old on South Third Street on July 12.

The villains, who hid their faces behind tee-shirts, marched down the quiet block between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue en masse at around 1:45 am, calling for their target — a man named Melvin — to reveal himself, the Daily News reported.

When the bladed bad guys — who witnesses said were part of the Trinitarios gang — couldn’t find their target, the thugs attacked two men who were hanging out in front of a shop.

The heartless hooligan fled after stabbing and slashing the victims, who were treated at Woodhull Hospital and are expected to survive, cops said.

Like father…

Five thugs — including a father and his son — beat and bloodied a 48-year-old man after an argument on July 11, cops said.

The pugilists started the brawl at around 7:30 pm, punching, kicking and clubbing the victim with a baseball bat on Manhattan Avenue between Seigel and McKibben streets. The vicious assault left the victim with a broken nose and serious lacerations that required treatment at Woodhull Hospital.

Police nabbed the father and son suspected of taking part in the assault, but the other three thugs remain on the lam.

Face slice!

Two thugs slashed a 40-year-old man across the face as he walked to the L train on July 13.

The crooks stabbed the man on the right cheek at the corner of Johnson and Stewart avenues at around 10 pm.

With the victim incapacitated, the thugs pilfered his wallet and took $150.


Seven hoodlums punched and kicked a former friend on July 11, snatching his cellphone.

The hooligans confronted their 17-year-old victim as he walked past the corner of Leonard and Powers streets at around 3 pm, knocking him to the ground with punches and kicks.

The onetime pals stole the victim’s Motorola cellphone and fled on Leonard Street toward Metropolitan Avenue.

Cell snatch

A crook stole a Blackberry from a teen on a scooter on July 12.

The thief approached his 15-year-old victim who was riding the scooter with his 16-year-old cousin at the corner of Throop Avenue and Wallabout Street, at around 4:45 pm.

“Do you know where Tompkins Avenue is?” the crook asked.

As the teens pondered their response, the thief yanked the driver’s cellphone from his waistband clip. The victim tried to push his assailant away, but the thug was able to grab the phone and flee.

Cops recovered the case, but the Blackberry is still missing.

Apple picking

A burglar broke into a South First Street apartment on July 12 and snatched two laptops.

The thief got into a 34-year-old woman’s apartment through an open window between 7:30 am and 12:30 pm, cops said. Once inside, the burglar grabbed the computers and fled from the apartment, which is between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street.

Car rolla

A quick-striking thief stole a Toyota Corolla from its spot on Broadway.

The thief jacked the sedan, which was parked between Berry and South Sixth streets, between 11 pm on July 11 and 1 am the next day.

Updated 5:07 pm, July 9, 2018
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