Wore out his welcome
A guy visiting an acquittance’s Greenpoint Avenue apartment for a birthday party tried to abscond with a canvas bag full of the host’s expensive cologne on Aug. 4, police said.
The victim, who lives in an apartment between Eckford Street and McGuiness Boulevard, told police the obnoxious guest got drunk and passed out on his couch as the rest of the party guests made their way to the backyard.
When the host went back into the apartment, he found the guest on his way out carrying one of his bags filled with cologne and his credit card and MetroCard, according to police. The host then took the bag back and kicked the lousy guest out of the house.
A thug attacked a guy on Havemeyer Street as he was on his way home from the bar on Aug. 2, taking his cellphone, driver’s license, and debit card.
The man, who had been drinking, told police that he was near N. Sixth Street at 2:15 am when he was attacked. The brute came up from behind, punched him in the head, and knocked him to the ground, police said. The man lost consciousness and when he came to, his Motorola cellphone, license, and debit card were gone.
A group of men attacked a man on Conselyea Street on Aug. 8, police said.
The victim told police he was between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street at 11:40 pm on his way home when about six to eight people walked up behind him, and one stuck a gun in his face. They took his wallet, which contained his debit and credit cards.
Police arrested one suspect later on Lorimer and Boerum streets when an officer reported seeing him stuff a gun in a backpack. The 18-year-old resisted arrest and gave a fake name, officials said.
Cops say some of the same men may have been involved in another attack a half an hour later, when a group approached another victim at the corner of Driggs and Leonard streets, punched him in the stomach, grabbed his iPhone, and ran.
A pair of thugs intruded on three artists working on a film shoot on Commercial Street, holding them up at gunpoint and stealing their equipment, on Aug. 11.
The victims told police that they were shooting a scene near Box Street at 10 pm when a man came up from behind their truck, pointed a gun at them, and demanded they get down on the ground. The robbers then gathered up all of their video equipment — including a Canon camera, a Canon lens, and a Manfrotto tripod — and raided the truck, taking a moment to slap the buttocks of the woman hiding inside. The louts then took the victims’ cellphones and smashed them on the ground before they ran away.
Not too young to rob
A group of young men assaulted a N. Seventh Street restaurant owner who refused to give them cigarettes on Aug. 5, police said.
The owner of a restaurant between Bedford and Driggs avenues told police he was outside smoking at 1 am when the bunch of young men asked him for a cigarette. The man told them he wouldn’t give them any, saying, “You are too young.”
That’s when the young men knocked him to the ground, punching and kicking him in the face and head, police said. One of the bullies allegedly grabbed a wooden spoon from the restaurant and hit the man over the head with it. Four of them, ranging in age from 17 to 20, were arrested and charged with assault.
— Danielle Furfaro