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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Nicked kicks

Two nogoodniks bombarded a man, choked him, and swiped his sneakers on Mermaid Avenue on Dec. 1, said police.

The victim told officers that the two men approached him from behind between W. 27th and W. 28th streets at 11 am. One lout began choking the man, while the other goon removed the man’s sneakers, authorities said.

Vicious cad

A fiend slammed a woman against a wall and stole her phone on Mermaid Avenue on Dec. 3, said police.

The woman told cops she was in her apartment building between W. 24th and W. 25th streets at 11:30 am when a man violently threw her from one wall to another.

The brute took her cellphone during the throwdown, officials said.

Social media slasher

Police arrested a woman for slashing a man’s hand after a fight about on Facebook post on W. 25th Street on Dec. 1.

The man told officers that he got into a dispute with the woman between Mermaid and Surf Avenues at 11:50 pm after he posted something to her account on the social media site that she didn’t care for. The woman pushed and hit the man and then pulled out a knife, said police.

She tried to stab the man in the chest but he blocked the blow with his left hand, officials said.

Wild night

A punk swiped a drunk man’s iPhone after a wild holiday party on Surf and Stillwell avenues on Dec. 2, said police.

The man told cops he headed home after his office’s holiday party at midnight and was extremely drunk. He dozed off on the D train and when he woke up he realized his iPhone 7 was gone, police said.

— Caroline Spivack

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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