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Baltic assault

A pair of armed crooks struck a 19-year-old in the face and stole his cash and cellphones in a brutal Oct. 22 robbery.

The thugs pulled a black revolver on the victim inside the lobby of his Baltic Street building at around 11:40 pm and struck him in the face with a blunt object, leaving the victim with a laceration in his mouth.

The muggers then stole $300, plus a Sidekick and a Blackberry, and fled from the building, which is between Bond and Hoyt streets.

Teenaged riot

Police nabbed a pair of teenaged perps suspected of slugging a 38-year-old man in the face on the Hamilton Avenue bridge on Oct. 22.

The duo approached their mark on the walkway over the fetid Gowanus Canal at 1:50 pm and “struck the victim with a closed fist, causing redness, pain and swelling,” according to a police source.

Minutes later, Officer Kensington Cunningham nabbed an 18-year-old and a 16-year-old suspected of the assault. The duo was cuffed near the corner of Hicks Street and found in possession of a contraband gravity knife.

Smash and nab

Cops locked up a perp suspected of heisting a navigation device from a car on Oct. 21.

The thief snatched the Garmin box from a vehicle parked at the corner of Henry and Degraw streets at around 1:20 am, but Officer Jose Cofresi cuffed a 26-year-old suspect moments later when he spotted the perp with the high-tech mapping mechanism.


A thief snatched $1,600 from a cash register in a Columbia Street shop on Oct, 24.

The perp entered through the front door between 5:30 am and 7 am and grabbed the dough before fleeing the business, which is between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street.

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Reader Feedback

Annoyed says:
I'm done with this paper. I'll come back when I receive word that you stopped with this "gershed" nonsense.
Oct. 20, 2009, 6:25 am
Claude Scales from Brooklyn Heights says:
I'm not sure I'd be keen on having my name used as a verb meaning "to steal a bicycle." Of course, my own name is a homonym for the past tense of a verb denoting a kind of mayhem, so perhaps I'm just sensitive to these things.
Oct. 20, 2009, 2:51 pm
CH Resident from Clintoh Hill says:
Mr. Muessig,

Your double-entendres regarding the man exposing himself on the G train are really funny to a 14 year old boy, but as a woman who's endured decades of "ignoring" jackasses with their penises exposed in public places, I assure you it's not funny. A man with this hobby could be harmless, but he might not be. Jokey coverage like yours is part of the reason law enforcement is casual about this quality of life crime. I can come up with about 80 synonyms for an erect penis too, starting with dickhead.
Oct. 21, 2009, 10:11 am
Apparently too old to be reading The Brooklyn Pa says:
really, ben? when was the last time you were forced to watch a man masturbate on the subway?

probably never based on your "article."

it's not funny. it's traumatizing.
Oct. 21, 2009, 4:55 pm

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