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CRIME BLOTTER: Four Teens Arrested for Beating Delivery Man, Police Say

 Police arrested four teens in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens this week for beating a Chinese food delivery man.
Police arrested four teens in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens this week for beating a Chinese food delivery man.
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PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — Four teenage boys were arrested this week for beating and attempting to rob a Chinese food delivery man, police said.

The 29-year-old worker was jumped by the four teenagers in front of of 291 Crown St. around midnight on Aug. 30 as he was making a delivery from a nearby restaurant, officials said. The group threw him to the ground, punched and kicked him and demanded money.

Shortly after, officers arrested the teenage suspects, who are all between the ages of 13 and 15, police said.

It’s unclear if the delivery worker was taking food to the building where the attack took place. The victim suffered minor injuries during the assault, but was not hospitalized and did not lose any property or money during the incident, police said.

Other notable crimes in this week’s blotter from the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens include:

► A 70-year-old man inside a barbershop was robbed at gunpoint. Police said an unknown male suspect entered Chouloute Barber Shop at 553 New York Ave. around 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, displayed a silver firearm and took the man’s cellphone from a holder on his waist and grabbed $87 in cash from a drawer. The victim was uninjured in the robbery and the suspect fled on foot.

► A 26-year-old woman lost $4,000 worth of property in a burglary. Police said an unknown suspect or suspects broke into an apartment at 610 Flatbush Ave. between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Aug. 26. The burglars took a Playstation, two laptops, a Canon digital camera, jewelry and various other valuables.

► A 48-year-old woman had her cellphone snatched from her at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue, police said. The woman was standing at a traffic light with the iPhone 6 in her hand around 4:40 p.m. on Aug. 28 when an unknown male suspect came up behind, grabbed the phone and fled on foot.

► A 55-year-old man was beaten with a metal pipe by two men outside of 572 Flatbush Ave. just before midnight on August 28, police said. The victim suffered a broken nose, swollen left eye and shifted teeth in the assault and was treated at Kings County Hospital. The victim told police he knows the identities of his attackers, though the motive is unclear. No arrests have been made.

The below map depicts only those blotter items compiled by DNAinfo New York within the date range indicated, not all crimes that took place in a given precinct: