Brutes beat man with a chair over bag of potato chips

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

All that for a bag of chips

A trio of villains bashed a guy with their fists and a chair after he tried to stop them from taking chips and soda from a Court Street sandwich shop on March 7.

The nogoodniks attempted to steal three bags of Lays potato chips and two Coke bottles from the store near Livingston Street at 4:30 pm. When the man stepped in to intervene, the brutes struck him in the nose, breaking it, and hit him with a chair, cops said.


Police arrested a guy who became irate after his suspicious card was declined and he threatened to hurt a worker at an Adams Street eatery on April 2.

The employee of the restaurant near Willoughby Street told cops the suspect racked up a bill of $139 and attempted to pay with a Citi Amex card, which was declined, and didn’t match his last name. The guy refused to hand over cash for the meal and became loud, threatening the worker with bodily harm if she did not return his card, according to a report.


Some violent sneak attempted to steal $114 worth of deodorant and toothpaste from a Flatbush Avenue shop on April 4, but handed them back to the worker after his bid to use a kitchen knife to intimidate him proved unsuccessful.

The worker saw the weasel taking 14 sticks of deodorants and two tubes of toothpaste from a shelf of the store near Livingston Street and confronted him, a report said. The man then pulled out a kitchen knife, but it was not enough to threaten the employee, who was able to get the items back, according to authorities.


A package thief stole two boxes from a Dean Street apartment, one of which contained a rare jewel, between March 17 and March 30.

A resident told police that a pilferer lifted the deliveries from the building by Hoyt Street with a $1,550 vintage sapphire ring and a $50 dog collar and leash.

Stroll and snatch

A louse beat up a guy and stole his cash as he was walking on Atlantic Avenue on April 7.

The victim was headed towards Fourth Avenue when the scoundrel punched him in the right eye and reached into his pocket and took $60, according to authorities.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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