A couple of hooded toughs who came to a Manhattan Avenue apartment looking for a guy on Jan. 14 ended up tying-up the tenant instead.
An 18-year-old girl told police that two men knocked on the door of her abode between Moore and Varet streets at 10:30 am, and asked for her brother Pee-Wee. She opened the door to tell them her brother wasn’t home and saw that they were wearing ski masks.
She tried to shut the door, but they barged in, tied her up with duct tape, and then searched the house. They got away with an Xbox 360 and $500 in cash.
“Be quiet and nothing will happen to you,” one of them told her.
A thug used a box-cutter to slice up another guy’s face during an argument on Broadway on Jan. 16.
The 47-year-old victim told police that he got into an argument with someone in back of a fast-food joint between Whipple and Thornton streets at 4 pm when the other guy attacked him with a box-cutter, slicing a line down the left side of his face.
The victim went to the hospital, where doctors gave him 50 stitches.
A bandit broke into a Meserole Street apartment on Jan. 18 and stole several computers.
The victim told police that she came back to her abode near Bushwick Avenue at 2:15 pm to find that someone busted in through a bedroom window. The burglar took three Apple laptops and a gold necklace.
A group of tough guys attacked a man when he walked into a nightclub on Grand Street on Jan. 13.
The 24-year-old victim told police that he went into the club between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street at 11 pm to charge his phone when a bully asked him what he was doing there, took his drink, and punched him in the face.
The tough guy then pushed the victim into a metal pole, knocking him out, he told police. When the victim came to, four men were kicking him, he said.
Police are looking for a 33-year-old man who they say threw hot coffee onto a 15-year-old girl in a S. First Street apartment building on Jan. 12.
The victim told police that she was in the hallway of her building between Roebling and Havemeyer streets at 6 pm, waiting for food to be delivered, when a neighbor spit on her, went back into his apartment, got hot coffee, and threw it on her, causing burns to her leg.
A pair of teenagers wanted for truancy attacked two police officers who tried to get the teens to go to school on Manhattan Avenue on Jan. 15, police reported.
Officials say the officers stopped the boys at a bodega between Shoals and Meserole streets at 12:55 pm and asked them for identification. The boys started swinging their arms and pushing the cops, and also yelled out several threats.
The cops were treated by emergency services and the boys were charged with assault, police said.
A villain with a handgun robbed two friends on Powers Street on Jan. 15 — and then ran off with the goods.
The victims told police they were between Olive and Catherine streets at 10 pm when a thug pointed a gun in their faces and demanded that they empty their pockets onto the ground.
The robber then told them to walk away, and that he would shoot them if they ran. He got away with two iPhones, a silver money clip, credit cards, and cash.
An opportunistic robber strongarmed a woman and stole her purse on S. Fifth Street on Jan. 16.
The victim told police that she was at the corner of Havermeyer Street at 3:40 pm when the purse snatcher grabbed her bag off of her right arm. The two struggled, and the robber pushed the woman into a mailbox, bruising her ribs.
The thief ran away, taking a business check worth $18,000, her wallet, debit cards, and identification. — Danielle Furfaro