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Stabbed and mugged

Stabbed and mugged

Cops are looking for a knife-wielding thug who stabbed and sliced a 17-year-old on Nostrand Avenue during a recent mugging.

Officials said that the teen was walking along Nostrand Avenue between Avenues I and J just before 4 p.m. February 9 when an unidentified black male attacked him.

The thief punched the young man in the face, flashed a knife and charged. He then ran off with the victim’s cell phone, said police, who added that the victim was ok after treatment.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.

Robbed at gala

A 15-year-old boy was robbed of his cell phone by two men — one of whom was more than twice his age — as he danced with his girlfriend during a soiree at a Kings Highway catering hall, police alleged.

The victim told police that the party near McDonald Avenue was drawing to a close at 1:15 a.m. on February 7 when two men allegedly stormed up to him.

It was there — right in front of three witnesses — that the two men told the teen to hand over his cell phone, threatening to beat him up if he didn’t do what they demanded, police alleged.

The victim handed over the phone, but used someone else’s cell to call the police. The suspects, identified as Christopher Ganetias, 31, and John Nunez, 19, were taken into custody, charged with robbery.

MetroCard swipe

A 14-year-old was in custody last week after he robbed another teen of his MetroCard.

Police said that the 12-year-old victim was walking along Avenue N near East 50th Street at 3:30 p.m. February 8 when the older teen knocked him to the ground and ran off with his card.

Investigators arrested the unnamed 14-year-old the next morning, charging him with robbery.

Police said that the mugging took place right around the time when another 12-year-old boy was struck by a car at the corner of Avenue N and East 51st Street.

Blade babes

Two knife-wielding women are being sought for robbing a 61-year-old woman in Midwood.

The victim told police that she was nearing the corner of Avenue P and East 27th Street at 1:20 p.m. on February 7 when the women, both in their twenties, approached and demanded her bag.

When the older woman refused, one of the 20-year-olds lashed out with a knife, leaving the victim with a cut on the top of her head.

The two thieves ran off with the victim’s property after a brief struggle, but cops recovered the 61-year-old’s bag following a search of the area.

The victim was taken to Community Hospital, where she was treated and released.

The two muggers were still at large as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 61st Precinct at (718) 627-6611. All calls will be kept confidential.

After school steal

A 16-year-old and his 15-year-old sidekick were taken into custody last week after they robbed a teen of everything he had on him — including his jacket, police alleged.

The victim, who is also 16, told police that he was nearing the corner of Avenue U and East 15th Street just before 4 p.m. on February 8 as he made his way home from school when Raymond Gani and his unidentified cohort stopped him.

The two gave the victim a fat lip as they forced him to hand over his jacket, iPod, book bag and cell phone.

They then ran off, but they didn’t get far. Area cops found Gani and his accomplice after a short search of the area.

All of the stolen property was returned to its rightful owner, officials said.

Cellular pains

A guard at the Joyce Leslie inside the Georgetowne Shopping Mall was left with a slight ringing in his ears after a shoplifter struck him with her cell phone.

Cops were told that the 58-year-old guard was manning the Ralph Avenue store at 7 p.m. February 8 when he noticed the woman taking clothes from store shelves and secreting them among her property.

When the woman made a bee-line for the door, the guard intervened.

The woman countered by hitting him with the cell phone.

Domestic dangers

Cops responded to two domestic-related assaults in the area last week.

Police said that a 15-year-old girl from East 56th Street near Fillmore Avenue was taken into custody on February 9 after she allegedly threw a scale at her 51-year-old father in a fit of anger.

The scale hit the father in the foot, leaving him with a small injury, officials said.

Three days earlier, cops responded to an attack on Glenwood Road near East 58th Street where a 24-year-old man stabbed his 29-year-old girlfriend during a dispute.

The woman suffered a small injury as a result, cops were told.

Plaza purloiner

A thief pried his way into a car parked in the Kings Plaza Shopping mall, taking a wallet, credit cards and some electronics.

The 38-year-old victim said that he had parked his car inside the parking lot at 5100 Avenue U at 8 a.m. on February 7.

When he returned some time later, he realized that someone had forced open the passenger side door and stole the items found inside.

Cops were looking for the thief as this paper went to press.

More parking pains

Just a few hours after the above theft someone broke into a car parked on Avenue U and East 33rd Street.

Once again, credit cards became the spoils of choice as the thief rooted through the cabin.

The 34-year-old victim said that he parked the car near the corner at 11 a.m.

He said he was only gone for a short while. But, when he returned, he realized that someone had entered his vehicle, removing his credit cards, some electronics, and his cell phone.

Found dead on McDonald Ave.

Cops have asked the city’s Medical Examiner’s office to determine what killed a 50-year-old homeless man found on McDonald Avenue.

Police said that the unnamed victim was discovered unconscious near Avenue I just after 2:15 a.m. on February 8.

He died at the scene as paramedics tried to render aid.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Handguns on Kings Highway

Two men were shot following an argument on Kings Highway near East 47th Street, officials said.

Officials said that they responded to the shooting at 9:33 p.m. on February 1.

When they arrived at the scene, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

One of the men, 20, had been shot in the leg and abdomen, officials said. The second man, 23, was shot in the leg.

Witnesses said that two to three black males were responsible for the shooting. It was unclear what sparked the gunfire as this paper went to press.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All call will be kept confidential.

Help wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood graffiti vandals.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti; the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.

Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.

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