Goons ambush man in Atlantic Commons robbery

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Midnight ambush

A group of thugs beat and robbed a man on Atlantic Commons on May 31.

The victim told police that three or four brutes jumped him at S. Oxford Street at 12:30 a.m., beating him bloody, before taking his bank cards, MetroCard, cash, and work identification, cops said.

The man waited until June 11 to report the crime, and claimed he did not get a good look at his attackers, cops said.

Criminal appetite

Police collared a teen for allegedly stealing Chinese food from a delivery guy at Irving Place on June 12.

The victim was delivering the chow when the 14-year-old suspect, along with three delinquents walked up to him, shoved him, and snatched the grub, before making a run for it at E. 19th Street at 6:30 p.m., according to the authorities.

The man then followed the youngsters into a nearby park to reclaim the order, when they threatened further violence.

Cops caught up with the suspect at Putnam Avenue and Irving Place at 7:11 p.m. and charged him with robbery, they said.

Flatbush fiend

A crook stole a teenage boy’s bag on Flatbush Avenue on June 14.

The 16-year-old told cops that the nogoodnik walked up to him Between Fourth and Lafayette avenues asking to see his bag, which the boy refused and then the thief wrested it from his shoulders and fled towards Lafayette Avenue at 3:45 p.m., according to police.


Two scumbags choked a woman on Downing Street on June 15.

The victim was walking towards Seventh Avenue when the rogues walked up to her put her in a chokehold and demanded that she drop everything near Bedford Street at 9:30 p.m.

She then screamed and fought back, scaring off the ruffians, who then ran towards Gates Avenue, cops said.

Love marks

Cops arrested a woman for allegedly biting her husband and hitting him with a broom inside a Monument Walk apartment in the early hours of June 10.

The couple had an argument when things got physical, and the woman sank her teeth into her beau’s shoulder, before taking a metal broom handle and whacking him on the head at Park Avenue at 1:20 a.m., police said.

The victim told police that he has trouble raising his arm above his shoulder after the alleged attack.

The Boys in Blue cuffed the woman and charged her with felony assault an hour later at the flat.


Two crooks snatched a woman’s phone at a Lafayette Avenue subway station on June 16.

The victim was sitting on the steps of the Clinton-Washington Avenues G-train station around midnight when two louts nabbed it from her hand and fled to street level, cops said.

— Kevin Duggan

Updated 9:36 am, June 19, 2019
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