Random thuggery in Slope

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There were at least three violent muggings last week in Park Slope, though overall this year, crimes in that category are way down, according to NYPD stats.

Still that was no consolation to the victims in these scary cases:

•Two thugs bashed a man who had just finished a walk in Prospect Park and stole his Walkman CD player on Oct. 4 — but the perps were quickly arrested, cops said.

The 27-year-old victim had left the park at the Third Street exit when the men — an 18-year-old and a 15-year-old partner in crime — attacked, knocking him to the ground with repeated blows to the back of the head.

After taking the Walkman player, the thieves fled into the park, but police quickly put out a report of the crime, with a description of the men. Police Officer Daniel Tristaino soon found them and made the collar.

•Two muggers pounced on a woman as she came home early on Oct. 6 and robbed her of $260, cops said.

The woman had just reached the corner of Sixth Avenue and 14th Street when the dastardly duo attacked. One man knocked her to the ground while the other rifled her pockets.

The perps then fled and a police canvas did not reveal their whereabouts.

•Two men pulled a knife on a 22-year-old man as he walked along 11th Street just before midnight on Oct. 1, cops said.

The perps showed off their shiny hardware and demanded the man’s wallet. Instead, the victim pulled out $8 and threw it at the first thug. Satisfied, the men fled, cops said.

Police are looking for a 5-foot-9, 180-pound man with a Caesar-style haircut, and his accomplice.

Bar rob redux

Here it is, folks: more of our weekly reminders to keep a close eye on your stuff when you’re out drinking.

In the first case, a woman enjoying a meal with friends at a hot new Douglass Street bar/restaurant told cops that her bag had been stolen from underneath her table — even though she had checked on it twice and never left it unattended, she said.

The 25-year-old Australian — dining, interestingly, at the popular new Australian bar at the corner of Fourth Avenue — told cops that she lost the full range of tourist accoutrements: an iPod, $200 in U.S. currency and $100 in Australian bills, her passport, makeup, a digital camera, memory cards and clothes in the 3 am heist.

Two days later, a woman had her handbag — which contained $60, a cellphone and various ID cards — stolen in the early morning hours of Oct. 7 at the end of a night of drinking at a Fifth Avenue bar.

The woman told cops that the thief had taken the pocketbook off a table, where she had left it during a dance or two at the club, which is between St. Johns and Sterling places.

At bar, she gets smashed

A drunk woman smashed another bar-goer with a broken pool cue during an early morning bar brawl at a popular Fifth Avenue club on Oct. 1.

The victim said she had left the bar when the fight broke out, but was still smashed over the left shoulder with the cue stick by a woman she identified only as “June.”

The bar is between Union Street and Lincoln Place.

Laptop lame

Two computers were stolen from an apartment on Seventh Avenue between Lincoln and Berkeley places, in a midday heist while the tenant was not home on Oct. 5 — one of at least three break-ins last week.

Cops said a burglar pushed his way through the back window of the apartment at around noon and helped himself two Dell computers and a digital camera.

The total value of the heist was $4,750, cops said.

In another digitally inspired home invasion, a burglar stole a Dell laptop and a Nikon camera from a Second Street apartment on Oct. 3.

Cops said the burglar broke into the apartment, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, at about 8 am. The crime was discovered at 7 pm.

Also on the same day, an apartment on Fourth Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues was broken into between 11 am and 5 pm and the thief took a laptop computer and a pink towel valued at $2, cops said.

Updated 4:33 pm, July 9, 2018
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