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Man Beaten With Baseball Bat at North Brooklyn Gas Station, Police Say

By Serena Dai | October 7, 2014 6:44pm
 A man was beaten by a baseball bat in the 94th precinct.
A man was beaten by a baseball bat in the 94th precinct.
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GREENPOINT —  A man suffered swelling and cuts after three men beat him with a baseball bat at a gas station early Sunday, police said.

The man, 24, was getting gas at a Meeker Avenue gas station Sunday before 4 a.m. when either two or three men started attacking him with a bat, police said.

He was "highly intoxicated" and had trouble remembering everything that happened but suffered swelling and cuts to his forehead, police said. A witness was also "highly intoxicated," police said.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Other notable crimes in the 94th Precinct include:

► A cab driver was robbed at gunpoint by three men he picked up in Williamsburg, police said.

The driver, a 37-year-old male, picked the men up at Graham Avenue and Grand Street on Tuesday, Sept. 30 around 2 a.m., police said. They told him to drive to North 10th Street and Kent Avenue.

The men then asked him to stop near North Eighth Street where one of the men went to the front seat to pay, police said.

When the driver reached into his pocket for change, the man pulled out a firearm and said "Give me your money and everything," according to the NYPD. Another man in the backseat also showed a firearm.

The driver started to reverse, and the man reached for the ignition and turned the car off.

The suspect, who police said is about 17 years old, reached for the driver's Apple iPhone 5S, which was being charged, and the passengers ran off on North Eighth Street toward Bedford Avenue, police said.

The suspects are still at large.

► A woman walking in Greenpoint was robbed of her phone after two men threatened her with a knife, police said.

The woman, 46, was walking north on Leonard Street near Nassau Avenue at 4:55 a.m. on Oct. 1 when two men approached her, police said.

One pulled a knife while the other one "forcibly removed" her phone and pocketbook, police said. The men, about 20 years old, took $40, a prepaid cell phone, credit card, eyeglasses and a wallet.

No one has been arrested for the incident.

► A woman talking on the phone while walking had her iPhone 6 stolen by three people in Williamsburg, police said.

The woman, 28, was on North Fifth Street, near Wythe Avenue, around 9 p.m. on Sept. 30. She noticed that two people were passing by her on their bikes and nodded to a person behind her, police said.

Shortly after, the person walked up from behind her and snatched her phone from her hand.

They all fled after that, with the person with the phone running toward Kent Avenue and the other two biking onto Wythe, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.