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94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Not to be trifled with

A armed scofflaw threatened a Greenpoint man with a knife on Nassau Avenue on July 27 before fleeing without any ill-gotten gains, police say.

The blade wielding wannabe bandit approached the victim near Lorimer Street around 5 am and barked, “give me your money.” The stubborn victim refused to comply, at which point the thief fled the scene, according to the cops.

The victim then alerted someone in a nearby deli, who informed the police. Police report that victim was uncooperative though, and refused to provide any more details.

Drive through robbery

Three thieves robbed a man on N. Fifth Street on July 28 after pulling up in a red Mustang, according to cops.

The victim told the police he was near Driggs Avenue at 11 am when the muscle car pulled up alongside him and three ruffians exited and pinned him to a wall by his neck.

One of the louts threatened the man with a razor blade and told him to “run your pockets,” according to the police.

The thieves made away with the man’s cellphone and jewelry, with two of them taking in the car and one on foot, the victim told police. The car was later recovered by the police.

Of life and limb

Two marauders attacked a man with a tree limb on Monitor Street on Aug. 1, police say.

The victim told police that he was near Norman Avenue around 7:45 pm when two men approached him and one bludgeoned him with a broken tree branch.

Once the victim fell to the ground, the goons proceeded to kick and beat him, and then fled the scene in a Chevy Malibu, according to the cops.

A rough night

A cad lifted a woman’s cellphone and credit card near Jackson Avenue in the early morning of July 25 — after the victim had a night out with her friend, cops say.

The victim told police that despite not drinking heavily that night, she blacked out while inside a nightclub with her friend. The victim entrusted her purse to her friend while impaired, and the friend was in possession of it at the time of the theft, the victim stated to the cops.

The victim realized her items were missing around 4 am, after coming out of her blackout in a taxi with an unknown man, who she fled from upon coming to, according to a report.

Evil prevails

A sticky-fingered patron stole a woman’s cash and credit cards out of her purse at a N. Fith Street bar on July 30, cops say.

The victim told police she had realized that she had be taken for a ride when she went to pay her tab at the watering hole near Berry Street.

According to a police report, the bartender saw someone reach into the victim’s purse at some point in the night, but was not sure if he saw anyone take anything. Police say the victim’s credit card was later used at an establishment on S. Second Street later that evening.

— Harry MacCormack

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

Jones from Jones Beach says:
"who she fled from upon coming to" is a super awkward phrase.
Aug. 5, 2015, 9:04 am
M suter says:
Excellent writing! So enjoyed the article. Looking forward to reading more by you
Aug. 5, 2015, 4 pm

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