Jogging suit-clad goon beats and robs man

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook


A jogging suit-clad goon beat and robbed a man on Third Place on June 1 in a scene from a mob movie.

The victim told police he was between Court and Clinton streets at 4:30 pm when a stranger ran up and punched him in the head, knocking him down, police say. The comfortably dressed perp took $680 from the victim’s pocket before proclaiming, “Domenic sent me,” according to police.

The victim told officers he did not know the man and gave a Florida address, law enforcement sources say.

No foresight

Cops cuffed a Carroll Gardens man who they say stole two bottles of contact lense solution from a pharmacy on Court Street on May 26.

Police say the 30-year-old suspect tried to crib $13 worth of the eye-care solution from the store between First and Second places around noon, but security caught him as he tried to pop out of the shop.

Chain gang

A trespasser left a trail of cut chains at a Columbia Street community garden on May 28 — but didn’t actually steal anything.

Farmers left the site between Sigourney and Halleck streets in pristine condition at 3:30 pm on May 27 and returned at 8:30 am the next day to find chains securing four gates were cut in the night.

The would-be Peter Rabbit cut the chains binding three containers on the farm but didn’t remove anything, police say. It is unclear what was in the containers, law enforcement sources said.

Sacked on Sackett

A trio of thugs beat up three teenage boys and stole their smartphones on Sackett Street on May 31.

The teen-age coterie was near Hoyt Street on the way to a friend’s house at 8:48 pm when a group of older teens approached and started punching them in the face, according to law enforcement sources.

The attackers took the young mens’ iPhones before fleeing north on Hoyt Street.

Fare beater

A feisty fare had some choice words for the cabbie he pummelled on Hamilton Avenue on June 2.

The perp popped in a livery cab with a lady friend at the corner of Van Brunt and Sullivan streets around 9:20 pm, but the cab didn’t make it out of Red Hook before the driver and the fare had a dispute over directions, police say.

The perp berated the cabbie, saying, “What the f---, don’t you listen?” before beating him about the face and fleeing on foot near Nelson Street, law enforcement sources said.

Hungry for a deal

A bandit with a big appetite went on a shopping spree at a Red Hook supermarket on Lorraine Street in the early morning of June 3.

The crook broke in through the roof of the building — which sits between Columbia and Hicks streets — sometime between 2:50 and 5:55 am and made off with $4,250 in MetroCards, cash, and other unspecified items, police said.

— Max Jaeger

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