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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Bad fare

A disgruntled cab driver and his goons beat a man who couldn’t afford his fare on 76th Street on Feb. 4, said police.

The man told police that as he was being driven to his home between Fourth and Fifth avenues he realized he didn’t have enough to pay the driver. After telling the motorist, the fuming cabbie called two of his friends who rushed over and beat up the man, according to a police report.

The trio fled in the taxi in an unknown direction, police said.

Snorkel bandit

A lummox wearing a snorkel and ski mask broke into a Fourth Avenue drugstore on Jan. 30 and stole cash, said police.

A witness told police that he saw the man break a window at the pharmacy near 88th Street at 1:20 am and run inside. The nogoodnik ransacked a register and made off with $200 before fleeing in an unknown direction, authorities said.

Ambushed

Two ruffians jumped a man and stole his cash on Third Avenue on Feb. 5, said police.

The man told police he had just exited a restaurant at 4 am and was heading home when the two brutes attacked him at Ovington Avenue. The two miscreants punched the man in the face multiple times and swiped $400 from his pocket, before fleeing toward Fourth Avenue, officials said.

Mugged

A pair of punks attacked a man and stole his cash on Gelston Avenue on Feb. 3, said police.

The man told police he was near 94th Street at 1:45 pm when two men approached him, shoved him into a fence, and punched him in the chest. The crooks then stole three white envelopes with a total of $4,000 inside, said police.

The baddies fled toward Fifth Avenue, officals said.

— Caroline Spivack

Updated 5:26 pm, February 9, 2017
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