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Brutes hold victims at gunpoint in bodega robbery

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Big brawl

A trio of ruffians threatened four victims with a gun and stole their cash and wallets inside a Park Avenue bodega on Dec. 29, police said.

The three snakes entered the deli between Carlton Avenue and Adelphi Street at about 11:45 pm and one lowlife showed one of the victims his silver pistol, officials said. Another one of the prowlers hopped behind the counter and swiped $780 from the register, then demanded the victims cough up their wallets, according to authorities.

The fourth victim was watching the incident unfold from the back of the deli when one of the goons saw him on his phone and got into a physical struggle to take it from him, police said. The bruiser was hitting the victim in the head when he fired one round, which lodged in the freezer, according to authorities.

The three toughs fled and jumped into a black sports utility vehicle and took off towards Flushing Avenue, according to authorities. Paramedics took one of the victims to Brooklyn Hospital because of bruising on his forehead, officials said.

Unattended baggage

Some crook stole a woman’s purse she had left in a Grand Avenue nightclub on Dec. 26, police said.

The 31-year-old woman put her Forever 21 purse down on a chair inside the venue between Lafayette Avenue and Clifton Place at about 11:15 pm and went to get a drink at the bar, and when she turned back around, the bag was gone, according to authorities.

The sneak ran off with her phone, Coach wallet, $125, officials said.

Unwanted charges

A baddie swiped a woman’s wallet and charged her credit card on Dec. 28, police said.

The woman told police she had been out shopping when she hopped on the B38 bus at Clinton Avenue near Lafayette Avenue to head home at about 11:45 am.

When the woman got home and realized her wallet was missing, and called her credit card companies who said some jerk made a total of $350 charges on her Barnes and Noble, American Airlines Visa, and TD credit cards, according to authorities.

Tool thief

A knave ran off with a guy’s tools from an Irving Place construction site sometime overnight on Dec. 26, police said.

The victim told police the punk jumped the wooden fence to get into the site near Putnam Avenue sometime between Dec. 26 at 6 pm and 7:40 am the next day, broke a locked door, and swiped a bunch of tools — including two grinders, a drill, nail gun, and saw, officials said.

Road rage

A lawbreaker smashed a government-issued car parked on Waverly Avenue on Dec. 23 and stole its contents, police said.

The victim told police he had parked his four wheeler near Willoughby Avenue and when he went back to get it, he saw some malefactor smashed the window and stole his iPhone, case, documents, and business cards from inside, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

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