Knife-wielding thugs attack man on Third Avenue

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Three amigos

A gang of knife-wielding thugs mugged a man on Third Avenue on Jan. 14 — and made off with two cellphones.

The victim told cops that he was between 78th and 79th streets at 9:05 pm when a trio of punks came up to him.

“What you got? Don’t hesitate or something will happen to you. Don’t do anything stupid or I will cut you,” one of the thugs told him.

Two of the thugs — one of whom pressed a knife to the victim’s back — held him while the third pushed him down and rifled through his pockets.

The gang made off with an iPhone and a Blackberry.


Thieves pilfered a litany of goods from an 86th Street apartment on Jan. 10.

The victim told cops that she left her house between Third and Fourth avenues at 8 am. When she returned at 10:40 that night, she found her laptop, iPhone and several items of jewelry missing.

Worst tip ever

A thief ripped off an employee at a Fifth Avenue bar on Jan. 7.

The victim told cops that she was working at Lone Star between 87th and 88th streets at 7 pm when she noticed her wallet was missing from her purse.

The thief got away with her debit card, which he used to buy gas at a Senator Street gas station, according to cops.

—Dan MacLeod

Reach reporter Dan MacLeod at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 5:29 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Jimmy h from Bensonhurst says:
There is an alarming amount of punks rooming the streets of bayridgemechanical and Bensonhurst . I shop in Bayridgemechanical often and see young punks harassing store clerks as well as women n elderly on the streets . I would love to see this end but as a tax paying homeowner I fear that if we citizens intervene we will be sued . If you really want to see for yourself justs take a stroll around 5th between 75th street and 86st street .
Jan. 28, 2012, 7:53 am
Joe from Bay Ridge says:
Bay Ridge has inherited all the A-holes that are moving in from sunset park and red hook. Slumlords are renting to them and this is why crime in Bay Ridge is rising. I see these little punks very day and it makes me sick that the police can't do anything about it. I grew up in Bay Ridge and have never seen it so dirty and with so much crime.
Feb. 3, 2012, 1:35 am

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