Terrifying trio attacks man on Sixth Ave. • Brooklyn Paper

Terrifying trio attacks man on Sixth Ave.

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Brutal bashers

A trio of vicious perps attacked a man when he was walking on Sixth Avenue on Feb. 7.

The 29-year-old victim told cops that he was near 16th Street at 1 am when the gang of thugs started to follow him. They grabbed him from behind and bashed him on the head, causing a laceration, police say. The perps then went through the victim’s pockets.

The victim, who told cops that he had a few alcoholic drinks prior to the bashing, was taken to a Park Slope hospital. He was unable to identify the male miscreants.

Grocery bust

Police arrested a woman who allegedly stole more than $1,000 worth of groceries from a 12th Street chain supermarket on Feb. 7.

A witness at the store near Hamilton Avenue told cops that at 6:50 pm the suspect placed a load of assorted food in her wagon and left the superstore without paying.

The suspect faces a top charge of grand larceny, according to a police report.

Not so happy marriage

Police cuffed a man who allegedly strangled his wife inside a Fourth Avenue bodega in an effort to rob her on Feb. 5.

The 51-year-old victim told cops that while in the shop between St. Marks Place and Bergen Street at about 10:25 am, her husband approached her from behind, put his hands around her throat, and choked her. He then allegedly reached into her pocket and stole two sets of keys.

The woman did not loose consciousness, according to a police report.

Sinking feeling

Someone stole a collection of pricey jewelry from a Fifth Street apartment on Feb. 8.

The 44-year-old victim told cops that the landlord of her residence near Fifth Avenue let a plumber, his son, and his son’s friend into her apartment when she was not home to make a repair in the bathroom at 9:30 am.

The woman came home more than six hours later and saw all three of them leave.

Two hours later, she spotted footprints in her bedroom leading to her jewelry box and found her five white-gold diamond rings and a sapphire ring had vanished, police reported.

Car jacked

A thief stole a man’s car parked on Third Avenue sometime between Feb. 6 and 7.

The 57-year-old victim told police that he parked his locked purple Honda near First Street at 11 pm. When he returned the next day at 7:30 am, his ride was gone.

No broken glass was found at the scene, cops say.


A crook burglarized a Seventh Avenue apartment while the residents were at work on Feb. 4.

The two female victims told cops that they left their locked abode between 11th and 12th streets at 8:15 am. When they returned at 9 pm, they realized that their apartment had been raided.

The thief made off with a Toshiba laptop, a MacBook laptop, two gold rings, five watches, 10 pairs of earrings, and a necklace.

There were no signs of forced entry through the front door. The fire escape window was closed, but unlocked, according to cops.

Lock the doors

A burglar entered a man’s Third Street apartment and made off with a handful of electronic gadgets on Feb. 7.

The 53-year-old victim told cops that he left the front door to his residence, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, unlocked when he went out at 9 am.

When he returned nine hours later two of his Dell laptops and MacBook Pro laptop was gone.

There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment, according to cops.

Unlucky bathroom break

A perp made off with a heap of merchandise stolen from a jewelry stand inside a Flatbush Avenue shopping center on Feb. 3.

The 58-year-old owner of the stand told police that he walked away from his booth inside the shopping complex near Atlantic Avenue to go to the bathroom at 4 pm. When he returned, 73 pairs of earrings were missing from his showcase.

The showcase lock was not broken, but tampered with, the victim told cops.

— Natalie Musumeci

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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