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A surly bar patron was arrested on Sept. 27 after he allegedly beat up a bartender and smashed a window at the Excelsior tavern on Fifth Avenue.

The 37-year-old patron was arguing with another customer at around 3:15 am when the bartender asked him to leave.

Cops say the man turned even more belligerent, punching and kicking the bartender before going outside and tossing the metal cigarette bucket through the plate glass window.

But he didn’t get far.

Cops caught up with him at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Garfield Place, where he resisted arrest and assaulted a cop with a piece of wood, according to the arrest report.

The suspect was also charged with criminal mischief and menacing.

Card carrying

A Seventh Avenue resident returned home from a night of drinking in Manhattan to realize that he had another person’s credit card in his wallet — and soon discovered that someone else was using his card to go on a $2,000 spending spree.

The 37-year-old victim told cops that the card switcheroo must have happened when he was out on the town on Sept. 22.

He noticed the card crisis when he got a call from his credit card company telling him about $1,952 in suspicious charges. That’s when he went to the 78th Precinct stationhouse to report the case.

One that got away

A thief broke through the back window of a popular Fifth Avenue fish shop on Sept. 24 and made off with $20 from the cash register.

No fish were reported stolen from the store, which is between 11th and 12th streets.

Home invasion foiled

A would-be thief was arrested after trying to break into an occupied Ninth Street apartment, cops said.

The 52-year-old tried to enter the apartment, which is between Seventh and Eighth avenues, from the fire escape on Sept. 26 only to find the tenant inside.

The resident called cops, who quickly made the collar.

Teenhunt

Police are looking for two teenage boys who robbed a 28-year-old woman early on Sept. 30.

The victim told cops she got off the R train at Fourth Avenue, but was confronted by two young men at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street.

One of the robbers pushed her to the ground and snatched her pocketbook, which held her wallet, driver’s license, her bank and credit cards, her cellphone and $20.

The boys then ran, jumped in a white van and sped off, headed towards Sixth Avenue.

Inside job

A Ninth Street lawyer will press charges against his secretary for allegedly stealing a $3,500 Mont Blanc wristwatch and a $1,400 check from his office sometime between Sept. 20 and Sept. 26.

The 38-year-old attorney told police on that his assistant did the dead, but she was not immediately arrested.

Hot for teacher’s stuff

A teacher in a Seventh Avenue high school complex had $3,787 in camera equipment stolen from a locked cabinet in her classroom on Sept. 27, cops said.

The 53-year-old victim said she was in and out of the classroom all day, but that she always locked the door and locked the cabinet after she put her six cameras, two lenses, memory cards and other equipment inside.

Somehow, though, an evildoer managed to cut the lock on the cabinet and steal the equipment.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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