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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Burn, baby, burn

A goon set fire to a car on Colonial Road on April 23.

The gray Toyota Corolla was parked between Wakeman Place and 67th Street at 4:30 am when an arsonist set the car ablaze, according to a police report.

The car was unoccupied and no one was hurt during the incident, said police.

While you were sleeping

A thief swiped a man’s cellphone as he napped on a Bay Ridge-bound R train on April 22.

The sleepy straphanger told police that he got on the train in Manhattan and dozed off. When he awoke at 7 am, he was at the 95th Street station and realized that someone had stolen his iPhone, police said.

The man used an app to track his phone, which is apparently in the foreign land of Queens, according to a police report.

Right in the kisser!

A would-be robber suckerpunched a man in the face on Third Avenue on April 28.

The victim told police that he was near 97th Street at 7 pm when a hooded man approached him from behind, tapped him on the shoulder, and said, “Give me your wallet.”

When the man refused, the ruffian slugged him in the face, causing a bloody nose and lip, police said.

The goon fled on foot, officials said.

Brutal beating

Several brutes surrounded a man and beat him to a pulp on Fifth Avenue on April 29.

The victim told police he got into an argument with one of the goons between 88th and 90th streets at 6 pm when someone kicked him and he fell to the ground. The group of bruisers then surrounded the man and bludgeoned him with bats and crowbars, according to a police report.

The man suffered a gash to his head and drove himself to Maimonides Hospital before reporting the incident to police, authorities said.

— Caroline Spivack

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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