Man Pummeled After He Resists Would-Be Muggers in Boerum Hill

By Nikhita Venugopal on May 29, 2014 4:08pm 

 A 45-year-old man was punched and assaulted by two men who attempted to rob him in Boerum Hill early Monday morning.
A 45-year-old man was punched and assaulted by two men who attempted to rob him in Boerum Hill early Monday morning.
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BOERUM HILL — A 45-year-old man was beaten when he fought back against two would-be muggers early Monday morning in Boerum Hill, police said.

The victim was walking on Baltic Street between Court and Smith Streets about 4:45 a.m. when two unknown men approached him, police said.

The men ordered the victim to hand over his money. When the victim refused, the two men began to pummel him in the face, causing minor injuries, police said.

Police said the attackers fled on Baltic Street without any money or property from the victim. There had been no arrests so far.

Other notable incidents in the 76th Precinct include:

► About $4,000 was stolen from a Red Hook home between 10:30 p.m. on May 25 and 2 p.m. on May 26. The victim, a 27-year-old woman, told police that the thief had forced open a locked gate at her house on Coffey between Richards and Dwight Streets and entered through the front door, which the victim had left unlocked. The money was taken from a dresser drawer. 

► A 37-year-old woman was arrested after attempting to flee without paying a $20 cab fare in Red Hook on May 24 about 8:30 a.m. The cab driver picked up the woman at Nostrand Avenue and Eastern Parkway and drove her to Columbia Street near Center Mall. The woman then jumped out of the car and ran away. It was not immediately clear whether the cab driver worked for the city or a private agency.

► Items of clothing and about $800 in cash were stolen from a business on Clinton between Mill and West Ninth Streets between 7:30 p.m. on May 23 and 7:30 a.m. the next day. The basement door to the store had been left unlocked. Police were not able to provide the name of the business.

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