Crooks beat up two men when caught looting car

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Car pirates

A pair of looters beat two men after they were caught ransacking the men’s car on President Street on July 11.

The victims told police they were between Seventh and Eighth avenues at 2:40 pm when they spotted the delinquent duo looting the car.

The two men moved in to prevent the crooks from making off with their stuff, but the thieves made a run for it.

As they fled, one of the crooks hurled a rock that struck one of the victims square in the noggin, while the other man managed to catch up to the thieves, but was beaten off with a few knuckle sandwiches to the jaw, cops said.

Third Avenue slasher

Cops busted a man for allegedly slashing the tires on a man’s car parked on Third Avenue on July 13.

The victim told police he left his car between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 4:50 pm, and returned about 20 minutes later to find the tires on the driver’s side of his car gushing air.

Police picked up their suspect, a 20-year-old man, later that day after the found him in possession of a knife, cops said.


Some wacko busted the headlights and rear windshield of a woman’s 2017 Range Rover she parked on Ninth Street on July 8.

The victim told police she was parked in front of a drugstore between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 9 pm, and returned four hours later to discover some jerk had smashed up her car to the tune of $1,000 in damages.

Bike rage

A belligerent thief nabbed a man’s bike following an argument on Flatbush Avenue on July 8.

The cyclist told police he’d gotten into a shouting match with a motorist near Grand Army Plaza at 6:30 pm, but that the two parted ways and he parked his bike nearby.

When he returned about 15 minutes later, however, he discovered his Ralie-brand bike was gone, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 5:56 pm, July 9, 2018
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