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A group of goons jumped a dollar van driver as he rolled down Flatbush Avenue on Dec. 16, slashing the livery driver in the face as they made off with his cash.
The victim said he was nearing Parkside Avenue at 11:30 am when the suspects, who were already in the van, pulled their knife and demanded he pull over. The driver slowed down, but before he could put the van in park, the suspects attacked him. The still-moving van kept rolling, smashing into the back of an MTA bus.
The thugs fled the van with their victim’s loot and ran off, only to be apprehended by responding police officers.
Ten people — from the van and the bus — were injured during the accident, cops were told.
Cops arrested a 33-year-old man who they say tried to scare an E. 19th Street man with an imitation pistol on Dec. 6.
The victim said he was arguing with the suspect when the thug flashed the bogus weapon. He then threw the fake gun at the victim before running off.
Cops say the suspect had a second weapon — a pellet gun — on him on Dec. 15 they caught up with him, charging him with menacing.
Cops arrested a 46-year-old who they say broke into a GMC truck parked on E. 10th Street on Dec. 15.
The thief was found rooting around the back of the truck as it sat near Avenue H at 2:04 pm.
Cops apprehended a 19-year-old who they say broke into a man’s E. 18th Street home on Nov. 17, taking several watches valued at $1,000.
The thief broke into the home, located near Albemarle Road, sometime after 2:30 pm, but he wasn’t identified as a suspect until this week.
Cops arrested a 26-year-old who they say threatened another man with a gun during a Dec. 18 row on Flatbush Avenue.
Witnesses said that the two men were arguing inside an eatery near Lenox Road at 9:39 pm when the suspect pulled a .380 Beretta and slapped it down at the table — with the gun still pointed at the victim.
Responding officers were called to the restaurant, and found the gun in the unruly suspect’s pocket, according to court records.
— Thomas TracyReach reporter Thomas Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (718) 260-2525.
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