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68th Precinct Police Beat: Man attacked after breaking up fight outside Bay Ridge bar

The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.

GOOD DEED PUNISHED

A 34-year-old man who tried to break up a fight that was taking place outside a bar at 80th Street and Fifth Avenue on Thursday, August 4 at around 1:10 a.m. was injured for his efforts.

Police say that, while trying to stop the physical altercation, the good samaritan was struck by three men, said to be in their late 2os and early 30s.

According to reports, one of the attackers struck the man in the face with a glass bottle, resulting in severe bleeding. The other two men punched and kicked the victim, cutting his lips, and causing severe swelling to one eye.

All three attackers were arrested by the police near Fourth Avenue and 80th Street.

TAKE THE FIGHT OUTSIDE

A 29-year-old man was attacked with a box cutter on Friday, August 5 at 67th Street and Fifth Avenue at around 11:30 p.m., after getting into an argument with another man.

After they exchanged words, cops say, the two men went inside a local deli, where the attacker threatened to cut him, then took out the weapon and slashed the victim on the left side of the face. Moments later, police caught and arrested the perp on assault charges. He was also found to be in possession of untaxed cigarettes.

The victim was brought to a local hospital where he received 13 stitches.

SCAMMER CAUGHT

A 20-year-old man was busted on grand larceny charges while trying to rip off an office supply store at 93rd Street and Fifth Avenue. According to reports, on Thursday, August 4, at around 10 a.m., the man entered the store, and processed 26 fraudulent refunds in order to purchase 20 gift cards from the store. The man was caught and arrested.

THIEF LEAVES WITH BIG HAUL

Sometime between Saturday, July 30 at around  3 p.m. and Thursday, August 4 at 2 p.m., a crook broke into a home at 88th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway and stole cash and electronics. The victim, a 46-year-old woman, claimed that when her home aides stepped outside, the unknown perp broke into the home and stole $2,800 worth of property, including $1,400 and a laptop. No arrests have been made.

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