A 29-year-old bicyclist was stabbed with a kitchen knife as three thieves jumped him at the corner of New Utrecht Avenue and 62nd Street last week, officials said.
The victim said that he was approaching the corner on the night of June 11 when the three thieves jumped him.
One of the thieves stabbed him as the other grabbed the bike and rode off with it, the victim told police.
The victim’s injuries weren’t serious, officials were told.
Cut during robbery
A 49-year-old man had his ear sliced open during a robbery on New Utrecht Avenue near 71st Street, area cops said this week.
Investigators said that they were searching for a 20-year-old man in connection with the robbery, which took place at 7 p.m. on June 14.
The victim said that he was walking along New Utrecht Avenue when the younger man confronted him.
Police were told that the thug punched the victim in the face and cut his ear with a sharp object as he took $140 in cash and his wallet.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611. All calls will be kept confidential.
Three thieves are being sought for mugging an avid handball player as he practiced his skills at the courts on Cropsey Avenue and Shore Parkway.
The 18-year-old victim said that he was punched in the face and kicked as the three thugs robbed him of $6 in cash, his cell phone and some electronics.
He suffered a cut to his face and some bruises but was otherwise unharmed, cops were told.
A 26-year-old tussled with police last week after he was found flashing beach-goers on the Brighton Beach boardwalk, police alleged.
Christopher Deetjen was reportedly charged with public lewdness and resisting arrest following his brief freak-out near the corner of Brighton Beach Avenue and Brighton 6th Street at 6:40 p.m. on June 9.
Several witnesses told police that they were enjoying their evening on the boardwalk when Deetjen allegedly flashed them, showing them everything he had.
Cops responding to the scene arrested Deetjen, but only after a brief struggle, police alleged. The 26-year-old refused to be handcuffed, officials alleged.
Caught in the act
Two brothers were arrested for burglarizing a Bensonhurst address last week after they were seen running down the driveway holding garbage bags filled with the victim’s loot, police alleged.
Police said that Marvin Fagot, 18 and Kevin Fagot, 16, were both charged with burglary in connection with the theft on the night of June 15.
Cops were told that the homeowner was returning from a late dinner when he spotted three males trotting down the driveway near 64th Street and Bay Parkway. Each was carrying a black garbage bag, officials said.
When he confronted the trio, they scattered, police said. Two of them were apprehended by police after a brief search.
Both were allegedly caught holding a garbage bag with the victim’s property and were charged with burglary, police said.
The third thief was still at large as this paper went to press.
Robbing with Raid
Cops are looking for the thief who sprayed roach spray into a young woman’s face during an attempted purse-snatching on Brown Street.
Police said that the victim, 20, had just finished parking her car near Avenue X just before 3 a.m. on June 4 when a masked man attacked her – squirting the noxious chemical right in her face.
Despite being temporarily blinded, the woman fought back, forcing the thief to run off empty-handed.
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