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Police: Brute batters man with hammer in Boerum Hill • Brooklyn Paper

Police: Brute batters man with hammer in Boerum Hill

What a tool: This good-for-nothing allegedly attacked a 64-year-old man with a hammer in Brooklyn Heights before stealing his cell phone on Dec. 20, police said.
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Cops are searching for a hammer-wielding fiend and his wanton accomplice wanted for pulverizing a guy with the tool in Boerum Hill on Dec. 20.

The 64-year-old victim told police he was near Dean Street and Fourth Avenue at 3:45 pm when the man grabbed him in a chokehold and demanded cash, before smashing him over the head with the hammer in a blow that knocked the guy to the ground.

The brute then grabbed the victim’s cellphone and fled with a female accomplice, authorities said.

Emergency responders rushed the victim to New York Methodist Hospital, where doctors treated him for a broken jaw, according to a report.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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