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Bullies take teen’s backpack

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

School daze

A group of bullies shook down a 14-year-old boy for his backpack on Van Brunt Street on April 25.

The boy told police he was walking at the corner of Verona Street at 4:30 pm when three young men surrounded him and one grabbed the backpack off of his back. They then ran off with the bag, which included his iPhone 5, uniform shirt and pants, identification, school books, and earphones.

Pointed attack

A trio of toughs stabbed a young man badly enough that he had to go to the hospital on Butler Street on April 25.

The 19-year-old victim told police that he was between Court and Smith streets at 11:55 pm when the men started following him and taunting him.

When the victim tried to run away, the thugs grabbed him and one of the men stabbed him in the right hand, left elbow, and upper back. The victim was taken to Lutheran Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Gunning it

Police arrested a man for allegedly brandishing a handgun on W. Ninth Street on April 25

Police said they spotted a 19-year-old man holding a pistol at the corner of Court Street at 10:50 pm. When cops tried to arrest the man, he allegedly flailed around and refused to be handcuffed.

Police charged him with criminal possession of a weapon, felony criminal possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest.

Bad friend

A guy punched his buddy in the face in a Columbia Street home and ran off with his glasses on April 24.

The 31-year-old victim told police he was in a house between Bush and Lorraine streets at 9:30 pm when his pal punched him in the face and then ran off with his Gazal sunglasses. The victim waited until the next day to report the incident.

Last stop

A gang of men robbed a drunk passenger after he stepped out of a taxi on Saget Street on April 17.

The 40-year-old victim told police that got out of a taxi between Smith and Hoyt streets at 4 am. When he did so, five men surrounded him and one punched him in the face and took his wallet, which contained his credit cards and identification.

— Danielle Furfaro

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