Thug attacks man with baseball bat and knife

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Take it outside

A brute bashed and slashed another man on Third Avenue on Jan. 19 following an argument at a nearby bar, according to cops.

The victim told police he and the perp had an argument inside a watering hole at the corner of 73rd and Third Avenue at 3:55 am. The victim said he left the pub shortly after and bumped into the thug outside — though this time the villain was carrying a baseball bat and knife.

The dispute started up again, and the goon cracked the victim over the head with the club and cut his face open with the blade.

Bootless effort

A crook snatched a bag off of a woman’s shoulder on Eighth Avenue on Jan. 17 — and got electronics and a pair of pricey boots in the process, cops report.

The victim said she was between 68th and 69th streets at 2:10 am when the thief snuck up behind her and grabbed her satchel — containing her iPhone, Kindle, and expensive footwear. The lady gave chase, but lost sight of the perp on 68th Street.


A burglar cleaned out a 65th Street apartment of thousands in cash, jewelry, electronics, and booze on Jan. 14, police say.

The victim said he left his pad between Third and Fourth avenues at 10:30 am, and came back at 9:30 pm to find somebody had forced open his terrace window and made off with $5,000 in cash, along with a new laptop, digital camera, a necklace, bracelet, watch, an iPod Touch, and six bottles of Grey Goose vodka.

On the run

A masked robber stuck up a Fourth Avenue bodega for $300 in cash on Jan. 15, police report.

The clerk said the villain came into the store between 97th and 98th streets at 9:56 pm, pointed a gun at him, and demanded money. The cashier handed over the dough, and the crook fled toward 97th Street.


A lowlife smashed the window of a Fifth Avenue kebab spot and emptied the till sometime overnight on Jan. 20, cops say.

The store owner said that he closed up shop between 72nd and 73rd streets at 1 am and came back at 9:45 am to find the glass shattered and the cash taken from the register.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 5:39 pm, July 9, 2018
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