Teens beat bartender, patrons over cigarettes

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Beatings on the house

A vicious gang of teenage punks beat and robbed a couple outside of a Ninth Street watering hole on Sept. 11, and then slugged the establishment’s bartender when he tried to help.

The couple, a 44-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man, told police they were outside the bar between Third and Fourth avenues at 8:45 pm, arguing with a pack of six teenage goons who were upset that the couple wouldn’t give them cigarettes.

The altercation came to a head when one of the delinquents suddenly punched the woman in the face and, when her boyfriend attempted to intervene, they beat him, too.

Soon, the bartender emerged, having heard the woman’s cries for help, and got pummeled as well. At some point as the boyfriend was getting ripped apart by children his phone slipped from his pocket, and he hasn’t seen it since, cops said.

Dodge this

A thief drove off with a woman’s ’98 Dodge Grand Caravan from Second Street sometime between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11.

The victim told police she left her car between Seventh and Eighth avenues at 10:30 am, and returned on Sept. 11 at 2 pm to find an empty spot where her aging Dodge had been.

Mexican take out

Two burglars ransacked a Fifth Avenue Mexican restaurant on Sept. 11, taking an iPhone and cash.

According to police, the intruders wiggled in through an air-vent above the front door of the eatery between Sterling and St. Johns places at 2:45 am, and made off with $125, plus the cell.

Tough register

A crook broke into and ransacked a Fifth Avenue cafe on Sept. 11, but cracking open the register proved too much for him and he fled empty-handed.

The victim told police that he left the diner between Second and Third streets at 12:30 am, and returned at 10:15 am to find one of the establishment’s windows had been pried open. Inside, he found that his register was damaged but unopened, and its contents safe, cops said.

Bike bandit

A thief broke into a Fifth Avenue apartment sometime during the night of Sept. 10, and made off with two pricey Bianichi Cortina bicycles.

The victim told police that he nodded off to sleep at his home between Fifth and Sixth streets at 7:45 pm, and awoke the next morning to discover that a lock had been cut into his storage room. He soon discovered that the his twin bikes were nowhere to be seen, cops said.


Police are hunting for a 19-year-old suspect who they say swiped a woman’s phone from her hands on 10th Street on Sept. 11.

The victim told police that she was between Third and Fourth avenues at 1:20 pm when the suspect ran up and snagged her cell.

Fanny attack

Cops busted two men who they claim took a man’s phone, wallet, and Forever 21 fanny pack on Seventh Street on Sept. 10.

The victim told police that he was between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West at 12:29 am when the suspects ran up and pulled a gun on him.

“Get down and give me all your money,” one of the suspects allegedly snarled.

The victim complied, and the suspects turned out his pockets and snagged his fanny, according to police.

The duo is being charged with stealing $1,136 worth of loot, most of which was recovered upon their arrest, cops said.

Cabinet crook

A thief swiped a pricey MacBook Pro from an Eighth Street office building sometime between Sept. 1 and Sept. 9.

The victim told police that she placed the laptop inside a cabinet drawer within the business between Second and Third Avenues at 3 pm that day, and returned nine days later to find a whole lot of nothing.

Benz and gone

A thief sped off with a man’s 2001 Mercedes Benz ML320 from Sixth Avenue between Sept. 8 and 9.

The victim told police that he parked his car between 14th and 15th streets at noon, and returned the next day at around 9 am to find skid marks where his car had been.

Inside job

Cops arrested a 29-year-old employee of a Ninth Street chain store who they allege stole merchandise during a three month-period beginning July 9.

The suspect, who worked at the retailer between Fifth and Sixth avenues, is believed to have made illicit refunds, handed out free merchandise, and pilfered store goods for her own benefit, according to police.

By the time the cops came calling on Sept. 9, the suspect is believed to have taken more than $1,500 worth of store property, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

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