Men’s clothing store owner attacked by trio in Downtown Brooklyn, culprits apprehended

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The owner of Jide’s Dandy in Downtown Brooklyn was praying outside his store when, cops say, three young assailants attacked him.
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The owner of a Downtown men’s clothing store was assaulted by three perps who stole several items of clothing on Feb. 19.

According to police, the owner of Jide’s Dandy on Jay Street was praying outside his store at around 5:40 p.m. when he was sucker-punched in the back of the head.

The 63-year-old victim said that a group of three, one adult and two teens, continued to kick and punch him before one of the individuals pulled out a knife. The group then took multiple hats and pairs of gloves from the store before fleeing down Jay Street.

Officers canvassing the area at 6:30 p.m. that evening arrested three male individuals — ages 13, 14 and 21 — in connection with the assault and theft.

Reports of robbery in Downtown Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct have nearly tripled so far this year, according to Police Department data. As of Feb. 25 (when the most recent data is available), there were 33 reported robberies in the precinct year-to-date — up almost 154% from just 13 during the same time frame in 2023.

Felony assaults, however, are slightly down year-to-date in the 84th Precinct, according to the same data — as are most other major crimes in the area.