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70th Precinct

Flatbush—Midwood

Sock and bop

A 46-year-old woman was arrested for stealing socks from a Flatbush Avenue clothing store on April 1 — and then assaulting a security guard when he attempted to recover her ill-begotten footwear.

The security guard told police he was working at the retailer between Ditmas Avenue and Dorchester Road at 10 am when he noticed the suspect snag some socks and leave without paying.

When he attempted to recover the stolen goods, the suspect beat him in the face with a box-cutter and then bit his arm, cops said.

Home invasion

Police arrested a 20-year-old man who they say robbed a man inside his E. 18th Street home on March 13.

The victim told police that he was inside his abode between Caton and Church avenues at 4:30 pm when the suspect pushed his way in and threatened the victim at gunpoint.

“What you got for me? I came to get that,” the suspect allegedly barked.

Weed wacko

A 50-year-old man was arrested for stealing power tools from a woman’s E. 18th Street garage on March 26.

A witness told police that she was between Foster Avenue and Glenwood Road at 2:45 pm when she noticed the suspect enter the victim’s garage, and emerge a few minutes later carrying a weed wacker, chain saw, and leaf blower.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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