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88th Precinct: Blade-wielding bandit robs man on 5 train

Blade-wielding bandit robs man on 5 train

88TH PRECINCT

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Close shave

A knife-toting villain robbed a straphanger on the 5 train near the Nevins Street station on Feb. 1.

The victim told police that the rogue told him to hand over his phone or “I’m going to stab you”  on the Flatbush-bound train at 1 pm, before grabbing his cellphone and running out of the station at Flatbush Avenue.

What a tool!

Cops cuffed a man for allegedly hitting another guy with a drill at a Clinton Avenue auto body shop on Feb. 4.

The victim told police that his alleged attacker got into a war of words about a shared locker  between Flushing and Park avenues at 1:10 pm when the suspect allegedly grabbed the tool and hit him in the arm. 

Police arrived at the scene at 1:45 pm and arrested the suspect on felony assault charges, according to police reports. 

Push comes to shove

Some nasty nogoodnik assaulted a guy over a dispute about mask-wearing at a Clinton Avenue building on Feb. 4. 

The victim told police that the brute hit him in the face and pushed a cart into him near Myrtle Avenue around 8:30 pm, injuring his head and shin. 

Smoked out!

Nighttime prowlers raided a Fulton Street smoke shop on Feb. 1.

An employee told police that two knaves busted the store’s gate at S. Elliott Place at 3 am and took $1,800 stored inside two cigar boxes. 

Highway robbery!

Carjackers stole a woman’s vehicle parked under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway at Park Avenue between Jan. 29 and Jan. 30.

The victim told police she left her car near N. Portland Avenue at 6 am, and when she came back the next day at 10 pm, it was gone. 

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