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Man Attacked, Forced Into a Car and Dumped in Staten Island, Police Say

By Nikhita Venugopal | December 3, 2013 2:11pm
 Police are looking into a suspicious robbery and kidnapping of a man who was driven from Court Street and dumped in Staten Island.
Police are looking into a suspicious robbery and kidnapping of a man who was driven from Court Street and dumped in Staten Island.
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RED HOOK — A man was attacked, forced into a car and driven from Red Hook to Staten Island Sunday, according to police.

The victim, a 55-year-old man, was walking on Court Street near Bay Street at 8:45 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he was struck on the head, caught in a bear hug and punched in the face by two men, police said.

He was then thrown into the backseat of a grey Nissan car and driven away by a third man while one attacker lay on top of him.

The victim recalled crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Staten Island, according to police sources. He was then thrown out of the car and left in an unknown location.

The three attackers took his T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 cellphone worth $700, a $20 Timex watch, $18 in cash and miscellaneous cards.

After flagging down a Samaritan in the area, he was driven back to Brooklyn within the 76th Precinct that covers Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and parts of Gowanus.

According to the police report, the victim was unfamiliar with the area where he was was left.

He found his car and drove to a Walgreens at 1511 86th St. near Dyker Beach Golf Course, police said.

Emergency Medical Services took the man to Lutheran Medical Center, where he was treated for minor cuts and contusions to the back of his head, his right eye, elbow and knee.

It was not immediately clear who had called for medical services.

No arrests have been made in the incident.

Other notable crimes in this month’s blotter at the 76th Precinct included the following from police sources:

► A 13-year-old girl was struck multiple times with a sock-covered lock at Bergen and Court Streets Nov. 25 about 3:30 p.m. The attack caused bruising and swelling on the back of the girl’s neck. On Dec. 2, a 15-year-old girl was arrested in connection to the incident.

► A Smith Street Rite Aid was raided of $44 worth of shampoo Dec. 2. Anthony Waring, 47, was arrested on the same day for attempting to steal four bottles of Head & Shoulders shampoo worth $28 and two bottles of Garnier Fructis worth $16. Rite Aid did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

► A man was robbed in Red Hook at Hamilton Avenue and Van Brunt Street on Nov. 27 night when two men attacked him and pulled out a handgun. “Give me everything you have,” the robbers said, according to police. They fled with the victim’s $400 iPhone, a leather wallet worth $150 and miscellaneous cards.