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Terrifying mugging in Red Hook • Brooklyn Paper

Terrifying mugging in Red Hook

76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Brutal assault

Three villains pummeled a man in a scary attack on Halleck Street on Nov. 17, investigators say.

The assailants confronted the victim between Clinton and Columbia streets at around 10:41 pm and demanded his valuables.

“Give us everything you have or we will kill you,” one stated, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

The goons then jumped the victim, choking him with a scarf, kicking and punching him, and even attempting to wrap a wire around the man’s neck.

One of the crooks even pulled out what appeared to be a handgun and pistol-whipped the victim before escaping with the man’s bag — which contained an iPhone, an iPod, and $1,200.

Police later apprehended a 22-year-old suspect, but the other two perps remain on the lam, according to law enforcement officials.

Hacked on Henry

Police arrested a 32-year-old accused of slashing two women on Henry Street on Dec. 14.

The suspect allegedly cut both victims with a knife near the corner of Mill Street at 8 pm — leaving the women with wounds on their hands, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

The suspect now faces charges including assault, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Botched burglary

Cops cuffed a 39-year-old for allegedly breaking into a Strong Place apartment after a witness spotted a burglary in progress and confronted the suspect on Dec. 8.

An onlooker saw someone on a fire escape using a hammer to smash a window to get into a residence between Kane and Degraw streets at around 3:50 pm, according to the District Attorney’s office.

The witness later confronted the man as he exited the apartment through the door — and the window-breaker claimed he was actually chasing away a burglar who had broken into the residence.

That excuse wasn’t enough to win over cops: the suspect faces charges including burglary, trespassing, and possession of burglar’s tools, among other offenses.

The homeowner claims the thief stole $200 and prescription medication.

Right Hook

A pugilist slugged a man in the face on Lorraine Street on Nov. 18, according to police.

The perp confronted the victim between Columbia and Hicks streets at around 2:25 am and repeatedly struck him in the face and chest.

The victim suffered a cut on the mouth and a swollen lip.

Police arrested a 41-year-old suspect.

— Ben Muessig

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