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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Knife guys

Three knife-wielding goons slashed a man on 54th Street on Nov. 16.

The victim told police the crooks jumped him between Second and Third avenues at 7 pm, giving him a gash that ran down the left side of his face.

The attackers fled following their assault, and paramedics rushed the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment, cops said.

Gunman

Cops busted a man for allegedly carrying an illegal firearm on Prospect Avenue on Nov. 16.

The arresting officer claims he spotted the suspect acting suspiciously between Greenwood Avenue and Ocean Parkway at 10:40 pm, and that he was wearing a black mask while loitering in the street, blocking traffic.

When the officer went to stop the man, he took off running, but the patrolman managed to chase him down, and found him in possession of a black 9-millimeter Beretta, cops said.

Bad call

Three crooks robbed a man on Fifth Avenue on Nov. 17, taking his phone.

The victim told police the trio approached him near 50th Street at 11 pm, and one of the thieves grabbed his arm and demanded his stuff.

The man made a run for it and escaped the robbers, but he haplessly dropped his Samsung smartphone in the process, which the thieves duly scooped up, cops said.

Change to spare

A burglar ransacked a 52nd Street mini mart on Nov. 14, taking three large buckets of change.

The thief entered the store between Fifth and Sixth avenues by lifting up the security gate and smashing through a window at 2:20 am, and he proceeded to try and pry open the register, with no luck, cops said.

Not wanting to leave empty-handed, the man snatched $150 located behind the counter, and then grabbed three large buckets of assorted change adding up to roughly $800, according to police.

— Colin Mixson

Posted 12:00 am, November 21, 2018
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