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94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Breaking point

Two carloads of tough guys stabbed a man on Bedford Avenue in the early morning of March 2, cops said.

The victim told police he and a friend were walking at the corner of N. Sixth Street at 4 am when he came across two ladies sitting in the front seat of a sports utility vehicle. He and his friend started arguing with the women and, suddenly, three hooligans who were hiding in the back of the whip jumped out and five more pulled up in another ride. One fiend smashed a bottle on the ground and stabbed the victim in the stomach, police reported.

Both cars took off, leaving the bleeding man and his friend on the sidewalk, cops said. The victim took a taxi to Woodhull Hospital, according to authorities.

Counting cheap

A prowler broke into a man’s Driggs Avenue apartment while he was sleeping and stole thousands of dollars of cash and valuables on Feb. 22, police said.

The man said he was asleep in his apartment between N. Seventh and N. Eighth streets from 11:30 pm to 1 am and woke up to find his front door open and computer, headphones, debit card, camera, and cash missing.

No safe space

A Manhattan Avenue homeowner got more than he bargained for when a plumbing contractor sent his friends to try to steal a safe on Feb. 28, cops reported.

The homeowner recounted that the plumber showed up for an appointment at the home between Metropolitan Avenue and Conselyea Street at 11 am. While the plumber sat down at the kitchen table to talk, two of his associates snuck upstairs and tried to pry a safe out of the bedroom, police said.

The safe was too heavy for the thieves to carry and the homeowner later saw the attempted burglary on a surveillance tape, found marks where they had tried to remove it, and found his phone line unplugged, according to a report.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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