The victim suffered cuts on his head and ear from the attack on Smith Street, police said.
The burglars have hit four SoHo shops in the past week, police said.
The police car was pulled over and had its rooftop lights flashing, the NYPD said.
Police were searching for a man who they said burglarized a Greenwich Village home.
A pair of robbers made off with 65 bottles of medications from a TriBeCa Duane Reade, police said.
Three robbers pulled a knife on a man, then later bashed a woman's head into the ground, police said.
Michael Robbins, 31, was arrested on Jan. 5 after he was caught fleeing the store with the energy shots.
There were 37 burglaries in December 2013, more than double the amount for the same time last year.
A woman was struck and killed in Brooklyn, the NYPD said.
Thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of items from the store at Broadway and West 73rd Street.
The teen intervened when a man was attacked on 37th Avenue on Thursday morning, police say.
Overall crime in the 112th Precinct decreased this year by almost 8 percent so far.
A 55-year-old man was forced into a car and then driven to Staten Island Dec. 1, police say.
Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney will lead the precinct, taking over for Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi.
Police warned residents in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights about a recent uptick in burglaries.
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