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Police Blotters: 90th Precinct

Cab Driver Punched in Face

A cab driver was punched in the face for refusing to take on more than the allowed number of passengers, according to police.

On March 23rd just after 2 a.m., the 28-year-old cab driver got into an argument with a 22-year-old man who wanted to fit in more than the cab could accommodate.

When the cab driver refused, the suspect punched him in the face, grabbed his rate card, and fled on foot.

Police are using video surveillance to track the suspect.

Attacked in the Stairwell

A 31-year-old man was attacked and robbed inside a stairwell at 811 Flushing Avenue on March 22nd just before to 5 a.m., according to police.

The victim told police that he was walking down the stairwell when two men accosted him, one of who pointed a gun at him and asked him to empty his pockets.

A third accomplice was stationed in the lobby as a lookout, according to police.

The victim was robbed of an iPhone, $50 in cash and a social security card.

Police were able to able to apprehend two of the suspects and retrieve the victim’s property by using the iPhone-tracking app enabled on the phone to track the suspects.

Police are still on the lookout for the third suspect.

Attack of the Ice Cubes

A teenager was attacked by ice cubes on his way home from school on March 19th, according to police.

The 13-year-old victim was walking home from the Marcy Avenue train station just before 3 p.m. with a cup of ice cubes. He paused at the intersection of Grand Street and Roebling Street and placed the cup on the sidewalk.

He was then approached by a 44-year-old man who yelled, “pick it up fat ass,” which caused the victim to begin walking away from the scene.

The suspect then picked up the cup and threw it at the boy striking him on the right side of his face, leaving him with swelling and redness on his face

The suspect was apprehended on the same day, according to police.

Punched for Pricey Possessions

In yet another instance of getting punched by robbers, a 45-year-old woman was attacked in front of 849 Flushing Avenue on March 19th at 1 a.m., according to police.

The victim told police she was walking home when two unidentified men approached her from the front and punched her in the face with closed fists.

The thugs made off with iPhone worth $350, a chase credit card valued at $1,000, and cash in the amount of $200 as well as a U.S. Passport and a black purse.

The victim told police that the suspects fled in the direction of the Bushwick Houses, and police are continuing to investigate the matter further.

Woman Gives Pursuit to Pocketbook Bandit, Wins

A resilient 22-year-old woman bravely resisted an attempted robbery at the southeast corner of South 5th and Hooper Streets just before midnight on March 18th, according to police.

The victim told police she was walking home when the suspect passed her by and forcefully tried to grab her pocketbook, which knocked her to the ground.

But the victim recovered quickly and chased after the suspect, causing him to drop the pocketbook in the process.

The victim sustained minor injuries to the wrist, and the police apprehended the suspect later that same day.

Pricey Robbery

A 23-year-old man was robbed of close to $3,000 worth of goods from his apartment on March 22nd at around 1 a.m., according to police.

The victim told police that when he returned home he noticed that his door was left wide open and he had been robbed of a Macbook worth $1,200, a Gucci bag worth $200 and $1,300 in cash inside of his apartment at 255 McKibben Street.

The victim had left his door unlocked prior to leaving the house and police are examining security footage from the area to get leads on the suspect.

$5000 Worth of Goods Stolen from Car

A man lost over $5,000 worth of property from his car when he left them unattended in his Audi on March 18th, according to police.

The victim told the police he was robbed of a Macbook Pro worth $2,000, a Canon camera worth $2500, Samsonite black bag worth $300 and shoes worth $150.

The victim told police he discovered the robbery just after 4 p.m. when he returned to his car.

There was no sign of forced entry and police are continuing to investigate the matter.

Pizza di Napoli Robbed

A neighborhood pizza staple, Pizza di Napoli, on Flushing Avenue, was robbed on March 15th, according to police.

The restaurant manager told police that a robber had gained access to the pizzeria through the front storm basement door.

The suspect made off with $575 from the cash register and an iPad mini from the front counter in the restaurant.

There are no security cameras inside the establishment, but police are following up on other leads in the investigation.

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