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94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Quick moves

Police arrested a man who they said robbed a woman on N. Ninth Street on May 29 with a knife, stole her phone, and then withdrew money from her bank account.

The victim told police that she was in the lobby of an apartment building between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue at 1:37 am when a guy approached her and put a “simulated” knife in her face, according to the police report.

The woman handed over her wallet and her phone. The suspect then went to a bank on Bedford Avenue and withdrew $160, said cops. Police apprehended him at the bank and charged him with robbery.

Out of the box

A man was arrested for who robbing a Nassau Avenue bodega with a box cutter in the early morning of May 29, according to cops.

The victim told police that he was working at the store near Jewel Street at 4 am when a man came in and put a box cutter to his neck.

“Give me all the money,” the man allegedly said.

The victim moved away from the blade, which the suspect kept swinging it at him, and picked up a baseball bat and hit the suspect over the head with it, reported police. The bloody suspect ran out the door, where police arrested him and charged him with robbery.

Gang assault

A gang of teens beat and robbed two men as they walked through McGolrick Park on May 30.

The victims told police they were walking through the park at 1:50 am when a gang of about 15 teenagers circled around them. Some of the teens started to punch and kick the victims. One of the victims fell onto the ground, and a teen grabbed his wallet and phone.

Bottle thrown

A lout threw a bottle in a Berry Street bar on May 24 — knocking out a woman and cutting her head.

The victim told police that she was partying at the tavern near N. 14th Street at 11:05 pm when a man suddenly hurled a bottle at her head.

The woman blacked out and woke up to find that she had a cut on the side of her head. Witnesses told police they saw the guy throw the bottle.

Twice attacked

A jerk randomly attacked a guy who was walking to the store on Kingsland Avenue on May 26.

The victim told police that he was near Withers Street at 1:05 am when a guy suddenly got in his face.

“What you want to do?” the bully asked, and then punched the victim in the head, according to the police report.

The two got into an argument and then the victim walked away, police reported. He told cops that when he came out of the corner store a few minutes later, the man punched him again.

Assault by bike

Police arrested a man who they said hit a cop with his bicycle while trying to avoid arrest on McGuinness Boulevard on May 29.

Officers said they tried to stop a man near Greenpoint Avenue for an earlier assault. The man jumped on his bicycle and rode away recklessly, slamming into a police officer, authorities say.

The officer needed six stitches to his eye, and had cuts to his face, shoulder, and arm, according to the report. Police charge the man with yet another assault.

— Danielle Furfaro

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

Matt from Greenpoint says:
No crime in Williamsburg lately?
June 3, 2015, 5:49 pm

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