Jerk store! Cops cuff guy who they say beat up, robbed bodega worker

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Police arrested a man for allegedly roughing up a bodega clerk and stealing his stuff on Manhattan Avenue on July 6.

The 22-year-old victim said he was sweeping the floor inside the store between India and Huron streets at 10:40 pm when the suspect came in and started screaming and tried hitting him. The accused then grabbed the victim’s necklace and shirt and demanded he come outside to fight, police stated. The fellow in custody ran off with the victim’s baseball cap and chain, according to a police report. A few hours later, the victim saw the suspect standing outside and called police, the report states.

Berry bad behavior

A prankster assaulted a woman after she tried to take pictures of the miscreant stealing a street sign at Berry Street and N. Seventh Street on July 10, according the authorities.

The victim reported that she was standing at the corner at 12:40 am when she saw the ill-mannered lady climb up the signpost and try to remove the Berry Street placard. The not-so-merry prankster saw the woman snap a photo, hopped down, and demanded she delete it, law enforcement officials said.

She then grabbed the victim’s hair and started whaling on her, according to cops. The two louts the aggressor was with proceeded to grab the victim’s phone and rifle through her bag, officers stated. The victim grabbed her property back and the ruffians ran down Berry Street toward N. Sixth Street, per a report.

Manhattan puncture

A security guard at a store on Manhattan Avenue chased a shoplifter down the street on July 9 and got stabbed with a stick his trouble, police recounted.

The victim said he was working at the establishment between Norman and Meserole streets at 4:05 pm when he saw the lowlife stuff a bunch of razors into his bag and leave without paying. The merchandise minder ran after the scoundrel and, when he caught up to him at the corner of Calyer Street, the fiend picked up a stick off of the sidewalk and jammed a hole in his arm with it, according to a police report. The guard somehow still managed to grab the goods and the sticky-fingered knucklehead scrammed, cops said.

Money matters

Cops cuffed a guy who they say choked a woman who asked him for money he owed on McGuinness Boulevard on July 6.

The 28-year-old victim told police that she found the suspect standing in front of a building between Norman and Nassau avenues at 11:40 pm and had gotten into an argument with him over the unpaid debt when he suddenly punched her in the face, threw her to the ground, and started throttling her. The lady suffered cuts to her nose, lip, neck, and legs, but refused medical attention, according to police. Officers found the fellow and arrested him and charged him with assault, they said.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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