Police: Man slashed grocery store employees in shoplifting attempt

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Vicious attack

Cops arrested a man who they say slashed two employees at a Putnam Avenue grocery store during an attempted shoplifting on June 20.

The store owner told cops that the suspect entered the business near Grand Avenue around 3:28 pm and tried to steal an ice cup. When the owner tried to stop the theft, the man pulled out a box cutter and slashed the owner’s left abdomen and forearm, and attacked another employee by slashing his wrists, according to cops.

The two victims were taken to the hospital, while another store worker was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Uninvited guest

A marauder attacked and robbed a woman in her Fleet Walk apartment on June 21.

The woman told police that she was entering her home near Prince Street around 3:30 pm when some creep pushed her inside and began attacking her. Cops said the woman had gotten into a verbal argument with the man earlier, and he followed her to the apartment.

The woman attempted to run to her room to call police, but the fiend grabbed her phone and a fight ensued before he struck her and fled with her identification card, house keys, and the phone, according to the report.

Bag snatch

Police nabbed a man who they say snatched a straphanger’s pocketbook while she was riding the Q train near Flatbush Avenue on June 21.

The victim says the train was near Hanson Place around 6:40 pm when a man grabbed her bag and attempted to flee with it, according to police. Cops said the bag’s owner and three other train riders stopped the man and held him until officers arrived to arrest him, according to the police.

Home theft

Some lawbreaker robbed a woman’s Classon Avenue home on June 19.

The woman reported that she returned to her home near Gates Avenue around 8:30 pm and noticed her laptop, some jewelry, and a bike were missing.

Blink of an eye

A sly bandit stole a bike from a Grand Avenue building on June 22.

The owner told officers he left the door to his home near Greene Avenue open at 4:40 pm, and when he returned 10 minutes later, his two-wheeler was gone.

Phone snatch

Some weasel grabbed a man’s phone at DeKalb Avenue on June 19.

The victim told cops that he was near Flatbush Avenue around 2:40 pm while texting, and some snake took the phone out of his hand and fled, according to the report.

Wallet grab

A sneak lifted a woman’s wallet at a DeKalb Avenue fast food restaurant on June 22 and used her credit card.

The woman says she was in line making an order and when she reached for her wallet to pay, she noticed it was missing, according to police. Cops said she called her credit card company to report the theft and she was told that the card was used at a Flatbush Avenue pharmacy, according to the report.

Quick ride

Cops busted a suspect for stealing a car from a Clinton Avenue parking lot on June 22.

The car’s owner says an attendant at the garage near Atlantic Avenue called her around 3:30 pm to report that her car was stolen. The woman says that a parking attendant moved her vehicle out of the lot to make space for another car and left the keys inside, according to the report.

Police say the suspect hopped in the car and sped off in the car. Officers arrested the suspect the next day in Manhattan, according to the report.

— Alexandra Simon

Updated 5:57 pm, July 9, 2018
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