Bullies take teen’s backpack

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

School daze

A group of bullies shook down a 14-year-old boy for his backpack on Van Brunt Street on April 25, police said.

The boy told police he was walking at the corner of Verona Street at 4:30 pm when three young toughs surrounded him and one grabbed the backpack off of his back. The treacherous trio then ran off with the bag, which included his iPhone 5, uniform shirt and pants, identification, school books, and earphones, according to cops.

Point made

A threatening threesome stabbed a young man on Butler Street on April 25, authorities reported.

The 19-year-old victim said he was between Court and Smith streets at 11:55 pm when the terrible triumvirate started following him and taunting him.

When the victim tried to run away, the cretins grabbed him and one of the men stabbed him in the right hand, left elbow, and upper back, according to a report. The victim was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, where he was treated and released, cops said.

Gunning it

Police arrested a teen for allegedly brandishing a handgun on W. Ninth Street on April 25

Officers said they spotted the 19-year-old fellow holding a pistol at the corner of Court Street at 10:50 pm. When cops tried to arrest the accused, he allegedly flailed around and refused to be handcuffed.

The NYPD charged him with criminal possession of a weapon, felony criminal possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest.

Friends without benefits

A guy punched his buddy in the face in a Columbia Street home and ran off with his glasses on April 24, officers stated.

The 31-year-old victim reported he was in a house between Bush and Lorraine streets at 9:30 pm when his pal clocked him and then ran off with his Gazal sunglasses. The victim waited until the next day to report the incident, police said.

Last stop

A gang of goons robbed a drunk guy after he stepped out of a taxi on Sackett Street on April 17, authorities reported.

The 40-year-old victim told police that got out of a cab between Smith and Hoyt streets at 4 am and five fiends surrounded him. One punched him in the face and took his wallet, which contained his credit cards and identification, cops said.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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