O, brother, where art thou? In the hospital

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Where’s the love, brother?

Two brothers got into an argument that turned bloody on June 21 when the older sibling pulled a knife on his baby brother.

It’s unclear what started the 11 pm turmoil inside the apartment, which is on Third Avenue near 87th Street, but at one point, the older man slashed his younger brother across the chest.

The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. The older brother was arrested on assault charges.

Brass knuckles

A 17-year-old was assaulted in his apartment, on 13th Avenue near 63rd Street, on June 23.

The beat-down went down at around 7 pm, when an unknown perp came in armed with a knife and a set of brass knuckles.

The bully, described as in his early 20s, jabbed the boy a few times with the knife before striking him in the left cheek with his brass weaponry, said cops.

The boy sustained minor injuries and was treated at a hospital.

Fireworks grab

A Fifth Avenue storeowner was arrested on June 15 for allegedly using his store as a front to sell black market fireworks.

After receiving a tip, police sent two undercover officers to store, which is near 76th Street, on two separate days to purchase the illegal fireworks — prompting law enforcement to apply for the search warrant.

Apartment rob

A Marine Avenue apartment was robbed while its resident was off doing errands on June 22.

The heist went down at around 7:30 pm. When the 36-year-old victim returned an hour later to the apartment, which is near 83rd Street, he found that his Toshiba stereo, valued at $150, had been stolen.


A woman’s purse was stolen as she sat in the waiting room of a medical facility, on Third Avenue near 76th Street, on June 21.

The swiper struck around 1:15 pm while the 66-year-old victim was waiting for a doctor. But when her name was finally called, she noticed her purse had been stolen, said cops.

The thief made off with her credit cards and $150.

Pathfinder lost

A 2003 Nissan Pathfinder was stolen from a parking space on Fifth Avenue on June 22.

The car had been left on the avenue, near 73rd Street, sometime around 6:30 pm. When the car’s owner went back outside less than two hours later, he found the car was gone.

Tool swipe

A construction company had its white van broken into and robbed after leaving it in a Bay Parkway parking lot overnight on June 26.

Workers of the company returned to the van, which was parked near Cropsey Avenue, the following night at around 10 pm, when they discovered that perps had smashed a passenger-side window, and lifted their expensive drills, remotes and power kits, police said.

Parking lot rob

A woman left her car in an 86th Street municipal parking lot, but when she returned to it, her pocketbook had been stolen from the front seat.

The break-in occurred on June 24, at around 5 am, in the parking lot, which is near Bay 13th Street. The 35-year-old returned to the car find a shattered passenger side window, and her bag that contained $1,500 along with her credit and debit cards stolen, police said.

Car running

A 46-year-old man had his car stolen in front of his very eyes after leaving it parked — and running — as he went into a Benson Avenue convenience store on June 23.

The victim left the 1999 gray BMW 740 parked near Bay 14th Street. At around 8:30 pm, he came out of the store to see someone driving off with his car, police said.

The vehicles plates are DCV–1907. Cops are asking all residents to be on the lookout.

Reading rob

A conniving thief sneaked behind the counter of an 86th Street bookstore to steal the storeowner’s wallet while she was swamped with customers on June 23.

The thievery took place within the bookstore, which is near 19th Avenue, at around 7 pm. The storeowner told police that she saw the perp go behind the counter, take the wallet, and flee.

Pooch pilfered

A woman’s prized Pomeranian was pinched as both were walking along Bay Parkway on June 20.

The dog was stolen near Cropsey Avenue at around 7:30 am. The victim had been holding the pooch in a carrying case, allowing the thug to swoop in and snatch the white and orange beauty, police said.

Tag team

An 18-year-old was robbed by two thugs on 79th Street as he was walking home on June 20.

The perps approached the victim near 17th Avenue at around noon. The first thug shouted “Don’t move or I will shoot,” while the other went through the victim’s pockets, taking $51 and a cellphone, police said.

Street fare

A woman had her wallet stolen after being bumped and pushed in a crowded 86th Street fair on June 10.

The 47-year-old victim noticed her wallet was stolen at around noon, when she reached the end of the fair near 21st Avenue. The pickpocket had gotten away with $200, plus credit and debit cards, police said.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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Alexandra Edwards from Williamsburg says:
My pomeranian of 1 year named Foxy was pinched from my hands on havermeyer and N3rd St. In July. I still havnt recovered her.
Dec. 7, 2007, 11:22 am

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