Police: Man steals cigarettes from newsstand and injures employee • Brooklyn Paper

Police: Man steals cigarettes from newsstand and injures employee

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Cigarette grab

Police arrested a man who allegedly stole a pack of cigarettes from a newsstand on Jay Street on Nov. 12 and assaulted an employee, causing a deep flesh wound.

The newsstand employee allegedly saw the suspect take the pack from the stand near Fulton Street at 12:25 pm and he began to chase him, when the suspect took out a wooden stick, striking the victim in the face, and injured him, according to police.

Taser robbery

Two nogoodniks used a Taser on a man and robbed him, causing minor lacerations to his face, on Gallatin Place on Nov. 12.

The victim told police the bandits approached him from behind, Tased him on the side of his body, and stole his LG black phone, saddle bag, and other items, near Livingston Street at 9:48 pm.

Bond bandit

A dirtbag robbed a man holding a baby on Bond Street on Nov. 13.

The man was holding his baby near Schermerhorn Street at 11:30 am when the pillager approached and threatened him with a gun, demanding cash, according to police.

Cops say the victim, fearing for his child’s life, gave the man his wallet and the bandit fled toward State Street.

Broken ribs

A brute broke a man’s ribs in a housing complex building on Sands Street on Sept. 30.

The savage forced his way into the victim’s apartment near Navy Street at 6 pm and assaulted him, breaking his ribs and causing substantial pain, according to cops.

Police say the victim knows his attacker, who lives in the building.

Generator goon

A looter stole a Honda generator from a construction site on Livingston Street on Nov. 12.

The thief cut the fenced gate at the site near Smith Street at 3 pm and stole the generator, according to police.

Uninvited guest

Police arrested a man who allegedly broke and entered into a Jay Street clothing store on Nov. 15.

The suspect was allegedly seen on video footage at the store near John Street at 12:16 am without permission, according to cops.

Toilet paper prowler

A prowler stole two boxes of toilet paper and sneakers from a Wyckoff Street apartment on Nov. 17.

Police say the bandit used a credit card to open the metal gate and two doors and steal the materials from the hallway of the building near Hoyt Street at 2:55 am.

— Julianne Cuba

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