A man was shot in the hip during a skirmish on 93rd Street and Third Avenue Sunday morning.
Police said that the victim was nearing the corner at 4:30 a.m. on November 29 when he got into an argument with the unidentified gunman.
Witnesses said that the gunman fired one round and ran off, leaving the victim splayed out on the floor.
The victim went to an area hospital for treatment, but soon found himself in even more trouble.
Cops charged him with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana when narcotics were found in his pockets.
A pair of handgun-toting hustlers are being sought for raiding a not-so-high stakes card game in a Bay Ridge Parkway basement.
Officials said that the two men barged into the apartment located near 11th Avenue at about 10:45 p.m. on November 23, taking three card players between 16 and 28, as well as a fourth man, 22, sleeping in a back bedroom, by surprise.
One of the armed men pistol-whipped all four victims as his accomplice brawled with one of the players.
After swiping $400 from the poker table, the suspect pistol-whipped the man his partner was fighting and ran off. Bruised, his partner followed suit.
Police said that the card players suffered cuts and scrapes, but were otherwise uninjured.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward. Calls can be made to the 68th Precinct at (718) 439-4211. All calls will be kept confidential.
A 15-year-old boy was knocked unconscious and robbed of his cell phone as he walked along Third Avenue last week.
The victim told police that he was nearing 83rd Street as he made his way home from school at 3:10 p.m. on November 23 when an unidentified thief struck him in the back of the head with a bottle.
The victim said he blacked out. When he woke up, he realized his T-Mobile sidekick was missing.
He was taken to Lutheran Medical Center for evaluation, officials said.
Thieves with apparent dreams of international travel are scooping up passports wherever they go, officials said.
Police said that two US passports were removed from a Sixth Avenue apartment near 69th Street on Thanksgiving weekend.
The 32-year-old woman told police that she left her home for a short trip on November 25. When she returned on November 27 she found an unknown substance jammed into her key holes. Her front door was open, officials were told.
The passports, along with some jewelry and $200 in coins were missing, she told investigators.
A few days earlier, on November 23, police responded to a home on 79th Street near 10th Avenue where two expired passports, as well as a Dell laptop computer, were removed.
The 46-year-old homeowner said that someone had cut the padlock to a rear window security gate in order to get in.
A 50-year-old woman returned to her apartment on 71st Street last week to find her dwelling ransacked.
The victim said that she left her pad by 11th Avenue at 11:30 p.m. on November 24.
When she returned at 1:20 p.m., she learned that someone had forced open a window.
While everything was left upended, the only thing taken was $18, officials said.
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