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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Belligerent bruiser

Police arrested a man who they suspect of viscously punching a man on Clinton Avenue on April 24.

The 72-year-old victim was in his apartment near Lafayette Avenue at 11:15 a.m. when the suspect busted in, demanding $100, police said.

When the victim refused, the man allegedly punched him in the face and mouth, knocking him unconscious, and then dragged him inside the apartment, which caused a laceration to the left cheek, cops said.

The Boys in Blue caught up with the 24-year-old suspect the next day at 8 a.m., according to the authorities.

The victim sustained some 40 stitches to his face and mouth, polic reported.

Bandit boozer

A baddie drank a bottle of whisky from a woman’s apartment on S. Elliott Place on April 18.

The victim told cops she heard the lout and saw him on the fire escape of her apartment between DeKalb Avenue and Fulton Street around 2:30 p.m.

When she came home at around 10 a.m. the next day, she found that someone had taken a bottle of Scotch whisky and downed the booze before escaping through the fire escape window and leaving the empty bottle, according to police.

Crooked cruiser

A scoundrel stole a car on Fulton Street on April 24.

The malefactor broke into the car parked near Clermont Avenue before 3:30 p.m. and used a spare key in the glove compartment to speed off, according to police.

The car was equipped with a navigation system, and police tracked down the vehicle to Hart Street between Lewis Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard a half an hour later, cops said.

The vehicle’s passenger-side window was broken and the thief also bagged a laptop and a toolbox, according to the authorities.

Sneaky scofflaw

A thief took a woman’s bike from inside a lobby at Fulton Street apartment building on April 25.

The good-for-nothing used a MetroCard or bank card to crack the lock to the door between Washington Avenue and St. James Place at 2:30 a.m. and took the bike, according to police.

The nogoodnik also opened a package, but left it behind, cops said.

Boombox baddie

A louse looted a man’s car on Park Avenue on April 24.

The cur busted the window of the car parked near Clinton Avenue sometime between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and stole its radio and speakers before making a run for it, according to police.

Sneaker sneak

A scofflaw stole 50 pairs of sneakers from a storage unit on Hall Street sometime between April 16 and 25.

The victim told cops he left his shoe collection at the locker near Park Avenue on 4 p.m. on April 16, and when he returned at 4 p.m. a little over a week later, they were gone, without damage.

— Kevin Duggan

Updated 9:30 am, May 1, 2019
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