On Fulton Mall, the food is fast and the crimes are harsh

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Fast food restaurant bathrooms might be the grimiest places in the world — but in Downtown Brooklyn, they’re also the crimiest.

Thugs attempted to mug at least two diners on their way to and from the bathrooms of burger joints on the Fulton Mall this week, leaving one victim unconscious on the floor and the other bleeding from the face.

The first hamburglar struck on Sept. 23, when he clubbed a Burger King patron in the back of the head with a blunt object as the victim attempted to enter the restroom at around 2:20 pm.

The blow knocked the 26-year-old victim out cold, and the mugger was able to escape from the eatery, which is near the corner of Pearl Street, with a wallet containing an ID, cellphone, ATM card and Metrocard.

Just three days later, a pair of perps pummeled a 46-year-old as he exited the bathroom at a nearby Wendy’s.The muggers tried to grab the victim’s wallet at around 3:50 pm as he left the loo.

The victim was able to fight off his assailants, but the scuffle left him with a contusion to his right eye and abrasions to his face, police reports indicated. The robbers fled from the eatery, which is also near the corner of Pearl Street.

These attacks come just one week after three thieves pulled a knife on a 17-year-old as he ate at the McDonalds at the corner of Tillary and Gold Streets.

Updated 5:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Joel Ciaro from DT says:
Typical downtown goings on.
They will NEVER clean that snakepit up.
Oct. 1, 2009, 7:59 am
Sid from Boerum Hill says:
You think this doesn't happen at suburban malls? Dream on. I walk on Fulton street all the time and its much better than it was years ago.
FYI I was a VP for Korvettes Department stores and I really know of what I speak.

Because crime is so much lower than it was 20 years ago you just now hear almost every crime.

This is not to trivialize any of these terrible crimes.
Oct. 1, 2009, 8:08 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
it's like a launching pad to Riker's Island down there...avoid like the plague.
Oct. 1, 2009, 1:20 pm

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