Cops cuff store owner for alleged bat-beating


Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Bat beating

Police arrested a bodega owner who allegedly attacked a customer inside his Fulton Street store with a baseball bat on Jan. 11.

The victim told police that the suspect told him to “Get the f–k out” of his Clinton Avenue store at 12:55 pm, before the suspect allegedly grabbed a bat from behind the register and allegedly smacked him in the head and shoulder.

Cops arrived at the scene 15 minutes later and arrested the man on felony assault charges, according to police reports.

Bodega bandit

Police arrested a man for allegedly robbing a guy at a Lafayette Avenue bodega on Jan. 6.

The victim told police that the man allegedly shoved him and grabbed his bag inside the store near Grand Avenue at 2:40 pm. 

Police arrived at the scene and arrested the guy on felony robbery charges, according to the authorities.

Cab crooks

Three gunmen held up a cab driver on Lexington Avenue on Jan. 7.

The victim told police that the three scoundrels got into the car between Grand and Classon avenues at around 8:15 pm, when one of them pulled out a gun, while another ne’er-do-well snatched his phone and cash. 

Pop pilferers

Two blade-wielding bandits stole drinks from a Myrtle Avenue bodega on Jan. 10.

The victim told police that the scumbags nabbed lemonade and a smoothie without paying at the Fleet Place eatery at around 1:20 am.

Smashing pumpkins

A reprobate attacked a guy with a pumpkin at Washington Park on Jan. 9.

The victim told police that he was arguing with his assailant, who grabbed the gourd and flung it at his head between Willoughby and Dekalb avenues at 6:10 pm, before punching him.

Gang attack

A group of villains roughed up a guy on Irving Place on Jan. 12.

A witness told police that the four knaves held a guy down and beat him up between Putnam Avenue and Fulton Street at 5:40 am. 

Police rushed to the scene and found that the victim, who also had two stab wounds on his back and a slashed wrist, according to the authorities.