Knife-wielding thugs attack man on Third Avenue

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Three amigos

A gang of knife-wielding thugs mugged a man on Third Avenue on Jan. 14 — and made off with two cellphones.

The victim told cops that he was between 78th and 79th streets at 9:05 pm when a trio of punks came up to him.

“What you got? Don’t hesitate or something will happen to you. Don’t do anything stupid or I will cut you,” one of the thugs told him.

Two of the thugs — one of whom pressed a knife to the victim’s back — held him while the third pushed him down and rifled through his pockets.

The gang made off with an iPhone and a Blackberry.


Thieves pilfered a litany of goods from an 86th Street apartment on Jan. 10.

The victim told cops that she left her house between Third and Fourth avenues at 8 am. When she returned at 10:40 that night, she found her laptop, iPhone and several items of jewelry missing.

Worst tip ever

A thief ripped off an employee at a Fifth Avenue bar on Jan. 7.

The victim told cops that she was working at Lone Star between 87th and 88th streets at 7 pm when she noticed her wallet was missing from her purse.

The thief got away with her debit card, which he used to buy gas at a Senator Street gas station, according to cops.

—Dan MacLeod

Reach reporter Dan MacLeod at [email protected] or by calling (718) 260-4507.