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Pedal pain: Bicyclist shot on E. 54th Street • Brooklyn Paper

Pedal pain: Bicyclist shot on E. 54th Street

Bicyclist shot

A crew of gunmen opened fire on a bicyclist riding along E. 54th Street on Feb. 13, striking him in the arm.

The victim said he was zipping toward Avenue I at 6:42 pm when a blue sedan approached. An unidentified man exited the car and opened fire at the pedaler, letting go nine shots, before speeding away.

Busted for murder

A 60-year-old tenant in a Flatlands apartment building was arrested on Feb. 9 for killing a building superintendent.

Police charged Errol Irving of E. 51st Street with murder in the second degree in connection with the Feb. 4 attack inside the building, which is between Avenues K and L.

Witnesses said Irving attacked building super Shayne Sinclair during an exchange of words at 8:32 pm, stabbing him in the chest.

Responding paramedics rushed Sinclair to Brookdale Hospital, where he died of his injury.

There were conflicting reports as to what Sinclair was doing before the attack. One report has Sinclair going to an apartment to retrieve some tools he had left there. Another said he was collecting rent money from tenants.

Jumped on Ralph

A crew of thieves attacked a 33-year-old on Ralph Avenue on Feb. 8, beating him until he gave up his cellphone.

The thugs approached the victim in a black Volvo just moments before the 11 pm mugging near E. 73rd Street, officials said.

Gunning for cash

Two pistol-packing thieves held up a 30-year-old man on Avenue H and Troy Avenue on Feb. 7, taking $300.

The victim was near Troy Avenue when the thieves pressed the gun against his head, then ran off once they had his money, witnesses told police.

Botched robbery

A thug tried to rob a 35-year-old man on Nostrand Avenue on Feb. 9, but his victim managed to fight him off.

The victim told police that he was nearing Avenue K at 8 pm when the thief grabbed his hand. The thief tried to take the victim’s property, but the 35-year-old shoved him aside.

Cut up

A thief armed with a boxcutter held up a woman on Flatbush Avenue on Feb. 10, leaving the woman with a cut index finger.

The thief ran off with the woman’s cellphone following the violent 7:30 pm exchange near Utica Avenue.

Bad parking job

A 32-year-old motorist was arrested on drunk driving charges on Feb. 13 after he rear-ended three parked cars on Quentin Road.

The motorist, who was obviously intoxicated, was uninjured during the 2:25 am accident near E. 31st Street. He was taken into custody moments later.

Undercover crook

A 19-year-old thief was arrested on Feb. 13 after he tried to sneak an assortment of underwear from the Kings Plaza Macy’s — by wearing them.

Store security said that the thief went into the fitting room with multiple pairs of boxers and briefs, put them on and then put his pants back on.

Store employees caught him with all his extra padding, as well as six counterfeit $100 bills found in his pocket.

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