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Cops nab lock popper • Brooklyn Paper

Cops nab lock popper

63rd Precinct

Marine Park—Mill Basin—Flatlands—Bergen Beach

Lock popper bust

Cops arrested a man who they say tried to break into an Avenue N building on Dec. 31.

The suspect was seen trying to pop the lock to the building, which is near Ralph Avenue, at about 10 pm. When a witness tried to stop him, the suspect brandished the knife and fled. Cops caught up to him later.

Beaten for property

A crew of teens jumped a young man on Flatbush Avenue on Dec. 31 in an attempt to take his money.

The teen was nearing Kings Highway at 8:47 pm when the suspects attacked — punching him repeatedly in an unsuccessful bid for the victim’s cash.

Dumbbell

A muscled goon attacked another man on E. 59th Street on Dec. 31 — hitting his opponent with a dumbbell weight.

Witnesses told police that the two men were arguing between Avenues T and U when the suspect struck him in the face with the barbell.

Someone called the cops, who arrested the goon for assault in the second degree.

Package swiper

Cops grabbed a Grinch who they said swiped a package left on the stoop of an E. 38th Street home on Dec. 30.

Neighbors of the home between Avenues T and U said the thief grabbed the package at 11 am.

Jan. 1 attack

Police arrested a man they said jumped an Avenue D resident on New Year’s Day.

Witnesses said that the two men were arguing near E. 108th Street at 3:50 pm when the suspect flashed a knife and began waving it around.

But the suspect never used the knife. Instead, he puched a nearby wall before being carted away in handcuffs.

$20 swipe

A thief snagged $20 from a woman on Dec. 23 during a brief bumping on Shore Parkway.

Police said the suspect removed the $20 from his victim’s pocket at 11:30 am, but was arrested a few days later — on Dec. 28 — charged with petit larceny.

— Thomas Tracy

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

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