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94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Bag grab

A low-life grabbed a woman’s purse on Dupont Street in the early morning hours of Oct. 1 and left her in pain from the altercation.

The woman told cops she was between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street at 5:30 am when the perp came up from behind and snatched the bag off her shoulder.

The victim tried to pull her bag back, but fell to the ground, hurting her leg and elbows, while the miscreant made off with her cash, cards, and inhaler, cops said.

Cab beating

A violent group left a taxi driver bleeding on Bedford Avenue on Oct. 4 after they gave him a brutal beating.

The victim was sitting in his taxi in front of an automotive school between Naussau and Bedford avenues in McCarren Park at around 3 am when a group of four men approached and started banging on his taxi, police said.

One of the group said “We are gonna f*--- you up,” and when the victim tried to get out of the taxi the villains told him to stay inside, then punched him in the face and head until he was knocked out, cops said.

When the victim woke up, he was lying in the street and bleeding from his head, and saw the goons had swiped his wallet, according to a police report. Cops said the crime was called in by a third party witness.

Six against one

A pack of six punks jumped a guy for his phone and cash while he was on Woodpoint Road on the night of Oct. 3.

The guy was between Jackson Street and Skillman Avenue at around 11 pm when the six assailants approached from behind and tackled him to the ground, then started punching and kicking his face and body, cops said.

The perps took the victim’s wallet and phone and demanded his phone password, authorities said. The victim ended up handing over the phone with the password, plus the cash he had on him, according to a police report.

Cell crooks

A couple of crooks swiped a handful of phones from the display counter of a Bedford Avenue phone store on the morning of Oct. 3.

The duo ran into the store’s open door between N. Eighth and N. Ninth Streets at around 10:30 am and snatched three phones from the display counter, cops said. The thieves fled the scene as the alarms activated, according to a police report.

— Allegra Hobbs

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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