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Cops: Five arrested for pummeling man on Hicks Street

Brooklyn Daily

76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Gang assault

Five perps were arrested for pummeling a man on the corner of Hicks Street and West Ninth Street on March 18, police said.

The 25-year-old victim told police he was walking to work around 4:25 pm when he saw a group of 10 men walking toward him. The man quickly started to walk in the other direction when one of the perps yelled, “Come here!”

One of the suspects threw a brick at the victim’s chest as another hit him with a stick in the chest, and a few of the men then held the victim down and punched him in the chest with closed fists, cops reported.

Police arrested five perps — one 27-year-old, two 20-year-olds, an 18-year-old, and a 19-year-old — and charged them with gang assault.

Package plunderer

Cops cuffed a man who they say attempted to steal packages from an apartment on Huntington Street on March 21, cops said.

A witness saw the 56-year-old man trying to pry the door of an apartment between Court and Smith streets open with a chisel around 3:12 pm and called the police, who found the perp in possession of a flashlight, pair of pliers, screwdriver, and knife.

The alleged crook was charged with burglary.

Dazed and confused

An elderly man was arrested for trespassing on Gowanus Industrial Park on March 21, according to police.

A woman said she saw the 67-year-old man walk onto the 46-acre property around 4:10 pm despite giant yellow signs that read, “No trespassing.” Security guards approached the man and asked, “What are you doing here?” The man responded, “What are you doing here?”

The elderly suspect was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing.

Clothing crook

Police arrested a man who they say stole from a clothing store on Smith Street on March 22, cops said.

A 24-year-old woman told cops she saw the young man, 17, stuff stolen items into a bag as he left the store between Douglass and Butler streets around 10:55 am. Police arrested the perp, who had allegedly hoarded $301 in clothing.

Grease lightning

A man was arrested for getting into a grease-filled fight with a woman on Baltic Street on March 12, cops said.

The 33-year-old man and 33-year-old woman got into a fight between Hoyt and Bond Streets that escalated around 10:20 am, when the man picked up his foe and slammed her into the ground, according to a police report. The woman threw hot grease in her assailant’s face as she tried to get away.

The victim then called the cops, but quickly became uncooperate as she did not want the man to get arrested, police said. The perp was arrested anyway and charged with assault with intent to cause injury.

Driver double-down

Two criminals tried to rob a delivery driver after he dropped off food on West Ninth Street on March 15, police said.

The 30-year-old driver was standing between Smith and Court streets after making his delivery when two men swarmed him and yelled, “Give me your money,” according to police.

After the victim refused, the criminals held up their fists in a fighting stance and demanded his bicycle, but the victim dashed down the street toward Hamilton Avenue.

One of the perps has brown eyes and brown hair and was wearing black slacks and a black shirt, cops said.

Random act of unkindness

A woman randomly punched another woman on Third Place on March 17, according to police.

The 25-year-old was near Court Street and was looking down at her phone around 3:48 pm when a woman with long, black hair punched her on the left side of the head.

The victim followed the criminal and asked, “Why did you hit me? Do you know me?” The perp responded, “I felt something, that’s why I hit you,” and hit the woman again with a pair of scissors.

— Megan Riesz

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