Hot game, cold body

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Cafe killing

A 25-year-old was killed and two other young men were wounded Sunday following a bloody knife fight in an Internet cafe on 61st Street on Oct. 4.

Police said that they have arrested a 19-year-old in connection with the melee that began inside the Hot Game Network at around 10:30 pm.

Witnesses told cops that the suspect was inside the cafe, which is near Seventh Avenue, when he began arguing with his three victims.

As the fight spilled outside, the suspect allegedly pulled a knife and started slashing and stabbing his opponents.

The 25-year-old who died had been stabbed in the arm, but the knife blade hit a major vein, and the bleeding was too severe to staunch. The other two men, 24 and 18, suffered stab wounds to the arms and back. Both were listed in stable condition.

The suspect was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Bakery bust

A thief broke into the a Third Avenue bakery and stole plenty of dough overnight on Sept. 30.

Employees of Mid East Bakery, which is near 78th Street, discovered the crime when they arrived for work at 4:30 am and found that someone had forced his way through a back window, opened a cash register and swiped $2,000.

Jewelry jack

All that glitters is gone: Thieves broke into at least three area homes last week, taking an assortment of pricey baubles and gems.

Officials said that over $1,500 in jewelry, including a gold watch and a pair of gold earrings, was removed from an apartment on Ovington Avenue near 12th Avenue overnight on Sept. 28.

The following morning, someone broke into a home on 89th Street near Ridge Boulevard and swiped a jewelry box containing $500 in necklaces and rings. A bottle of Vicodin pills were also removed, police said.

The week ended when a 45-year-old woman reported that over $57,000 in jewelry was removed from her home on 71st Street near 11th Avenue.

The woman noted, however, that her treasures, which she kept safe and secure in a jewelry box, could have been taken any time between May 2 and Sept. 27, a period when she had a lot of construction work done on her home.

Kitchen creeper

Cops are looking for a burglar who entered a 63rd Street home by squirming through a kitchen window on Oct. 3.

The 67-year-old victim told police that she had left her apartment, which is near 13th Avenue, at 3 pm and returned eight hours later to find her kitchen window open and her home ransacked.

Cops did not reveal what was taken.

Updated 5:15 pm, July 9, 2018
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