Two men were left bleeding on the streets of Carroll Gardens last Saturday night after two separate attacks within a half an hour of each other, police said.
The first assault occurred on July 28 at 10:25 pm on Henry Street near Degraw Street. The 17-year-old male victim was walking on the quiet, residential block when a group of four or five teenagers attacked him with a glass bottle.
The teenagers struck him repeatedly in the face and ran off without saying anything, according to an account by the victim. No money or belongings were stolen and police said there is no known motive for the attack.
The bloody victim called 911 and was taken to Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, where he was treated for lacerations and bruises.
A similar attack happened at 10:45 a few blocks away on Sackett Street near Court Street, police said.
In that instance, a gang of four or five teenage boys yelled a lewd comment at a 15-year-old female walking by with a 16-year-old male companion. When the companion responded to the remark, the group broke out a glass bottle and attacked him. No money or belongings were stolen. The cut-up victim was treated at Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park. The 15-year-old female was not injured.
Police believe the same group of roving hoods may be responsible for the attacks.
Never underestimate the lure of a good power tool.
City contractors reconstructing Columbia Street learned that lesson the hard way on July 21 when they returned to their work site between Kane and Degraw streets to find their supply chest vastly depleted.
Thieves broke in through a security gate in pre-dawn hours and stole construction equipment worth $22,717 police said.
The criminals got away with enough welding tools to start their own metal shop as well as a 2003 Chevy Pickup worth $2,500. They also made off with an assortment of leveling — or whacking, as its know in the business — implements, including a $3,000 jumping-jack whacker, a $4,000 four-inch whacker and a $2,000 pump whacker, police said.
The missing whackers held up work for one day, according to Kijana Wright, community affairs liason for the three-year infrastructure improvement project.
A trio of thugs robbed a Carroll Gardens man on his front stoop at 8 pm on July 24, police said.
The man was walking from the Smith and Ninth Streets F station to his home on Summit Street between Henry and Hicks streets when he noticed two bald men and a man in a multicolored straw fedora following him. He reached his front step and began to fumble for his keys when the men stopped in front of him. "Give me what you have," the man in the straw fedora said, flashing a sharp object.
The thug threesome got away with a wallet containing $325 and a Treo cell phone.
Two hoods robbed a man on Van Dyke Street near Conover Street on July 26 at 11:50 pm, police said.
They approached the 42-year old as he was entering his van, which was parked on the dark block. “Give me your money,” one said as he put him into choke old. A second man reached into the victim’s backpocket and stole an envelope containing $9,874. The robbers fled west on Conover Street.