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Violent duo beat up couple in train station

94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Teamwork

Two violent villains, who may or may not know each other, teamed up to beat down a couple entering a Greenpoint Avenue subway station on Jan. 17.

The victims told cops they left a bar near Franklin Street and were walking down Greenpoint Avenue towards Manhattan Avenue at around 4 am when they noticed some goon complaining loudly about losing his phone. He then began following them, police said. Another scoundrel then stepped in front of them and blocked their path to the train, while he exchanged words with the other troublemaker, then let the couple walk away, police said.

The victims went down the stairs into the subway, but as they reached the bottom step the second scamp crept up behind the guy and smashed a glass bottle over his head, then punched the girl and shoved her to the ground, authorities said. Suddenly, the original troublemaker popped up and joined in the scuffle, punching and kicking the man on the ground, cops said. Both perps then fled back up onto the street and ran in an unknown direction, according to a police report.

Peaceful thievery

A rascal peacefully removed a former friend’s money from his pocket on Division Place on the afternoon of Jan. 22.

The victim told cops he was near Morgan Avenue at 2:15 pm when the rapscallion, an ex-friend, approached him and said he owed him money, before reaching into the guy’s pocket and pulling out a wad of cash.

The victim allowed the perp to take the money, and the thief applied no physical force, police said.

Bike break-out

A thief snatched a guy’s pricey bicycle while it was locked up on Guernsey Street near McCarren Park sometime between Jan. 16 and 18.

The cyclist left his bike locked to a bike rack near Nassau Avenue at around 5:30 on Jan. 16, police said. The guy returned at 2:50 pm on Jan. 18 to find the bike missing, with no broken chain or lock on the scene, cops said.

— Allegra Hobbs

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