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Someone smashed a bottle over a man’s head at a nightclub on N. Sixth Street on Feb. 3.
The victim told police he was partying at a club between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue at 2:45 am when he was struck in the head with a bottle during a melee involving more than a dozen people.
The brawl was captured by cameras at the bar, but the lights were low and flashing, so the bottle attack was not recorded, police said. The 29-year-old was taken the hospital and treated for his wounds.
Someone stabbed a man and left him unconscious in the courtyard of a housing development on Jackson Street on Feb. 1.
Passersby found the man laying in the courtyard between Kingsland and Debevoise avenue at 11 pm and called emergency services to take him to the hospital.
The victim is expected to survive.
Police arrested a teenager who they say strong-armed a woman into giving up her cellphone on Wythe Avenue on Jan. 28.
The woman told police that she was walking between N. Eighth and N. Ninth streets at 7 pm when the suspect and two accomplices wrestled her Samsung Galaxy phone away from her and ran away.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested and charged with robbery.
A 45-year-old man attacked and beat another man for two dollars on Manhattan Avenue on Feb. 8, police report.
The 55-year-old victim told police that he was near the corner of Milton Street at 1 pm when a man he didn’t know punched him on the side of the head several times and stole two dollars and two MetroCards out of his pocket. Cops cuffed an alleged bully on robbery and assault charges.
A gang of 15 to 20 teenagers stabbed and robbed a schoolmate on Havermeyer Street on Feb. 8, cops say.
A bystander alerted police that a group of kids were throwing gang signs and yelling “mula” while stabbing and beating a child over the head with a cane near N. Sixth Street at 3:15 pm. They stole $5 from him.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where doctors gave him three staples in the head and stitched up the puncture wounds in his leg.
Two suspects, ages 15 and 17, were arrested and charged with robbery and assault.
Police nabbed a man who allegedly walked into a Manhattan Avenue store and threatened the owner with a number of guns on Feb. 5.
The owner of the shop between Eagle and Freeman streets told police that the 31-year-old suspect came in at 6:30 pm and stuck his finger in his pocket to make it look like he was carrying a gun.
“I have a nine-millimeter, a 380, a .38 special, and a couple of snub noses, and there’s a guy outside with the big guns,” the would-be robber told the shopkeep. “We’ll take you all out.”
Police say the suspect then ran away and hid his backpack around the corner.
The store owner told investigators the suspect had bothered him many times before and that he had repeatedly tossed the man out of his business.
— Danielle Furfaro
©2013 Community Newspaper Group
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