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Bat attack on Fourth Avenue • Brooklyn Paper

Bat attack on Fourth Avenue

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Bat man

A violent thug beat up a man on Fourth Avenue on March 4.

The 56-year-old victim told cops that he was near Warren Street at 12:20 pm when he got into a verbal dispute with a younger fellow about a shopping cart. The jerk then pulled out a baseball bat and whacked the poor guy in the right hand, according to police.

Cops arrested a 44-year-old suspect the same day.

My sword!

A crook snatched a military weapon from an apartment on President Street on March 1.

The 31-year-old victim told cops that he left his home near Third Avenue at 7 am, went to work, and came back at 8:30 pm. That’s when he discovered his silver military sword and several awards for serving his country were gone — along with a Playstation 3.

Fashion police

A thief with good taste swiped thousands of bucks worth of designer clothes from a boutique on Seventh Avenue on March 1.

A 25-year-old witness told cops that the shoplifter used a screwdriver to open the front door of Rivet, an upscale clothing shop near Union Street, at 6 am. He then grabbed a pair of Adriano Goldschmied jeans worth $2,250, a $777 blazer, and a $210 handbag before jumping in a black car and driving north.

Real fishy

A gun-wielding thug stole thousands from a market on Douglass Street on March 2.

A 32-year-old witness told cops that a man posing as a postal service worker walked into De Martino, a wholesale fish market near Fourth Avenue, at 3:26 pm — then pulled out a gun.

“Keep your heads down,” he told workers before snatching $3,000 and running away.

Rat on Fifth

A crook snatched a purse from a bar-goer on Fifth Avenue on Feb. 19.

The 67-year-old victim told cops that she hung her brown-and-gold purse on the back of a chair at Jackie’s 5th Amendment near Seventh Street at around 4:30 pm, returned five hours later and discovered it was gone — along with credit cards and eyeglasses inside.

Degraw degenerate

A punk stole two laptops from an apartment on Degraw Street on March 1.

The 28-year-old victim told cops that she left her home near Fourth Avenue around 7:15 pm and came back a couple of hours later. That was enough time for the thief to climb up the fire escape, remove a screen on a window — then snatch two laptops.

Disappearing wheels

A thief stole a car parked on Park Place on Feb 22.

The 36-year-old victim told cops that she parked her white 1994 Mazda RX-7 near Sixth Avenue at 9 am, came back six days later and discovered her trusty ride gone.

Cops later found it on Broadway and Hull streets in Bushwick.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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