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Cops: Suspect whacks man with pan

Brooklyn Daily

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Pan whack

Police arrested a 44-year-old suspect who they say whacked a man in the face with a saucepan inside a Willoughby Street restaurant on Dec. 22.

The victim said he was in the establishment near Jay Street at 4:45 pm when the suspect told him that he was going to teach him a lesson.

The suspect — who faces charges of assault, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon — shook the victim incessantly and then picked up the pot and bashed him in the face with it, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

The victim suffered lacerations and swelling to the face.

Gunpoint robbery

Police arrested a 21-year-old suspect who mugged a man at gunpoint on York Street on Dec. 18, investigators say.

The victim told police he was near Bridge Street at 6:30 pm when the suspect, joined by an unapprehended accomplice, pulled a gun out on and said, “You snitched on my friend, you know what this is,” according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

The suspect snatched the victim’s headphones, then struck him on the head with the gun, police said. He then rummaged through the victim’s pockets and stole the victim’s iPhone, an additional cellphone, and $15, according to documents.

The suspect — who faces charges of robbery, assault, harassment, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing — caused the victim to suffer a laceration, bruising, and swelling to the eye, redness to the ear, and pain to the head.

Bag swipe

Cops arrested a 51-year-old accused of swiping a backpack from a clothing chain store on Front Street on Dec. 14.

An employee of the store near Front Street told cops that surveillance footage shows the suspect snagged the bag at 2:20 pm, and left without paying, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

— Natalie Musumeci

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