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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Bad blood

A fight broke out between coworkers at a Smith Street deli on July 21, leaving one employee bruised and another in handcuffs, police said.

The colleagues at the deli between First Place and Second Street started to bicker before 1 pm and the dispute soon came to blows, according to a police report.

One of the fellows punched the other in the arm and cops slapped the cuffs on him, police said.

Seeing green

A man tried to abscond with hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a Beard Street store on July 25, but it wasn’t his lucky day, cops said.

The fellow was trying to leave the Red Hook store with the stolen goods when an employee confronted him, a report states. The 37-year-old suspect assaulted the worker in his rush to get away, but didn’t manage to leave the store, according to officers, who say they found him at 10:52 am and charged him with robbery, petty larceny, and criminal possession of stolen goods.

Stranger danger

Three wannabe toughs jumped a man on Smith Street on July 19, law enforcement officials reported.

The man was trying to hail a cab near Ninth Street at 3:30 am when three louts approached, per police.

“Hey stranger!” yelled one of the fiends, who then clocked the fellow in the face, according to officers. A second brute grabbed the 26-year-old man’s bag and the third kicked him twice in the stomach, police said. The scalawags made off with a credit card and $60 in cash, according to the authorities.

The victim was transported to Long Island College Hospital, where he received seven stitches above his right eyebrow, police said.

— Noah Hurowitz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Lisa from Cobble Hill says:
"The victim was transported to Long Island College Hospital, where he received seven stitches"

LICH? Is LICH open?
Aug. 1, 2014, 12:23 pm

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