Brutes beat up former gang member on R train

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Subway gang

Cops are searching for a crew of bruisers who beat up their former gang member and stole his phone on a Manhattan-bound R train as it was leaving the station near Pacific Street on Aug. 3.

The victim told police he was on the train by Fourth Avenue at 7:45 pm, listening to music from his phone, when he noticed approximately 10 guys use the end train car doors to enter. He recgonized one of the punks from when he used to be part of the Crips gang and did prison time with him, authorities said. An argument then ensued over past issues of loyalty to the gang, followed by the assailants punching and kicking him. He was left with contusions, cuts, and scrapes to the right side of his face, a left sprained wrist, and right sprained thumb, according to a report. During the fight, one of the baddies snatched his Samsung phone, police said. The creeps finally fled, and the victim boarded a Manhattan-bound 6 train, which he took to the Bronx, and then was taken to the hospital, authorities said.

Vending vengeance

An illegal water vendor punched a hot dog vendor in the face and stole $500 from his cart on Prospect Street on Aug. 1.

The dog vendor got into a dispute with the water guy near Cadman Plaza East at 3:15 pm. The thief then socked him, snatched the cash, and fled, according to a report.

Shopping nightmare

Some sneak stole an Australian woman’s wallet while she was shopping on Montague street on Aug. 4.

The tourist had her wallet inside a shop by Henry Street at 1:30 pm and proceeded to hit more stores in the area, before discovering she didn’t have it anymore, police said. She returned to check all of the places she went and didn’t find it, according to a report.

The victim then went to cancel all of her credit cards and realized a weasel had used it several times at different places, cops said. The $150 red eel-skin Foldon wallet also contained $650, authorities said.

Broken pitcher

Cops cuffed a guy who they say bashed a woman with a glass pitcher inside a Livingston Street store on Aug. 1.

The suspect hit her with the drinking vessel in the shop by Bond Street at 1:05 pm, cutting her nose and causing pain in her hand, she told police.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:56 pm, July 9, 2018
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