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Birthday bashed

Crooks broke into New Jersey resident’s Toyota Camry while he was celebrating his 27th birthday in Williamsburg on May 8.

While the birthday boy was partying at Trash Bar on Grand Street between 8 and 11:10 pm, thieves got into the trunk of his 1995 sedan, which was parked near the corner of South First Street and Driggs Avenue, and snatched thousands of dollars of lighting equipment, three high-end projectors, two laptops, and clothing.

Horrific slashing

Three thugs stabbed a 30-year-old in a seemingly random assault on May 9.

The goons attacked the victim near the corner of Berry and South Ninth streets at around 1:45 am, repeatedly cutting his left arm and torso with a folding knife before fleeing.

Bad trip

Thieves heisted a Floridian’s clothing and electronics when he left his valuables in his Lexus overnight on May 8.

The crooks shattered the front window of the luxury sedan, which was parked on Moore Street between White and Bogart streets, between 8 pm and 11 am the next morning.

The thieves escaped with the 23-year-old victim’s iPod, Canon camera, Bose headphones, external hard drive, clothing, sneakers, books, DVDs and CDs.

Cut and mugged

Three gangsters slashed a 25-year-old in a frightening mugging on May 9.

The crooks demanded money from the victim as he walked home on Meserole Avenue between Manhattan and Graham avenues at around 11:40 pm.

The victim handed over his cash — but the thieves wanted more.

Insisting that the victim fork over his wallet, one of the hoodlums grabbed his left hand and cut it, leaving him with a gash that required treatment at Woodhull Hospital.

The wounded victim handed over his wallet, and the thieves fled.


Burglars looted a Rutledge Street synagogue, snatching $750 — most likely during the Sabbath.

The crooks forced their way through the front door of the Yativ Synagogue between 3 pm on May 8 and 10:30 am on May 10.

Once inside the temple, which is between Bedford and Lee avenues, the derelicts broke through an office door and snatched the cash.

Drive-by mug

A gun-toting thug held up a 27-year-old and fled in a black minivan on May 8.

The crook approached the victim at the corner of Rodney and South Fourth streets at around 5 am and pulled out a black handgun.

The victim — who was on his way to his mother’s home — handed over $47 and IDs, and the crook hopped into the van and drove off.


Bad apples snatched two Macintosh laptops from a Montrose Avenue apartment on May 7.

The thieves got into the residence between 11 am and 7 pm — while the 29-year-old victim was at work — and grabbed two Apple computers before fleeing from the apartment, which is between Manhattan and Graham avenues.

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