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A silly straphanger was arrested on Oct. 24 for playing around with a bus driver motoring through Flatbush.
The mischievous menace got on the B44 bus near the corner of Beverly Road and Nostrand Avenue at 10:10 pm. But instead of taking his seat, the man began “touching the steering wheel,” according to police. He also tried to remove the bus driver’s glasses, impacting the man’s vision.
The bus driver immediately put on the brakes and contacted police, who charged the commuter with reckless endangerment.
Stabbed on Rogers
A knife-wielding thug attacked another man on Rogers Avenue on Oct. 20, leaving his victim with two stab wounds.
The victim was reportedly arguing with his future assailant at 9:30 pm near Clarendon Road when the suspect pulled his knife and attacked, stabbing his victim in the chest and abdomen, police said. Cops arrested the suspect a short time later, charging him with assault.
A thief barrelled into a Flatbush Avenue store on Oct 21, where he assaulted a worker and shattered the cash register on the floor before leaving with a small amount of cash.
Workers from the store, which is between Clarkson Avenue and Lenox Road, said the thief stormed in at about 1:53 pm and immediately jumped the worker, striking him in the face.
He then pushed the cash register off the counter onto the ground, causing it to break open.
The thief ran off with the money, but was arrested a short time later, charged with robbery. The worker was taken to the hospital with a light injury.
Cops have nabbed one of three thugs wanted for a May 20 robbery outside Brooklyn College.
Officials said the suspects jumped their male victim on Hillel Place between Flatbush Avenue and Amersfort Place at 8 am by surrounding him and jamming a hard object in his side.
“I will pop you,” one of the thieves threatened before all three ran off with a cellphone and $15.
Police said that the 19-year-old thief was arrested this week and charged with robbery.
Followed and robbed
A gun-toting goon followed a 23-year-old for at least a block on Oct. 18 before swiping her cellphone on Foster Avenue.
The victim was nearing E. 56th Street at 10:15 pm when the goon jumped her.
Black mask attack
A gun-toting masked maniac robbed a 53-year-old man on Oct. 17 on E. 58th Street.
The victim was between Avenue H and Avenue I at 11:50 pm when the suspect grabbed him and flashed his gun.
The thief made off with $360 and some jewelry, police said.
Three thugs jumped a 14-year-old boy on Avenue H on Oct. 15, taking his jewelry.
The victim told police he was nearing Albany Avenue at 4 pm when he was mugged.
A thug pulled a gun on a woman on Avenue H on Oct. 8, then — in case she didn’t know — told her “You are being robbed.”
Police said that the odd exchange took place near E. 42nd Street at 10:45 pm. The thief took $300 and a cellphone off the woman before running off, the victim told authorities.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to the vandals that mark up the community.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.
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