Shoplifters allegedly attack store employee

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Bad break

Police arrested a trio of female suspects who they say stole wares from a Fulton Street clothing store — and then beat up the store employee who tried stop them — on Dec. 30.

The employee told police she was in the store between Hoyt and Smith streets at about 7 pm when the trio entered, snagged coats off the racks and grabbed pants and shirts, put the items on, and attempted to leave without paying.

When the worker attempted to detain the girls they beat her up and punched her in the face and body, causing her to be hospitalized with immense bruises and a broken fingernail, according to cops.

Taxi driver attacked

Police arrested a suspect accused of bashing a taxi driver on the head on Adams Street while riding as a passenger inside the victim’s cab on Dec. 30.

The cabbie told cops that he was inside the taxi with the suspect at 3:50 am near Tillary Street when the accused forcefully banged on the partition inside the cab so hard that it broke.

The suspect — who faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, menacing, and harassment — then struck the driver on the head with a closed fist, which caused the victim substantial pain and left him unable to operate the vehicle, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

Police say the suspect jumped out of the cab and kicked it twice, leaving a dent on the side of the cab.

— Natalie Musumeci

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