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CRIME BLOTTER: Man Arrested for Gunpoint Robbery of Beef Patty and Soda

 Police said a man was arrested this week for stealing a beef patty and a soda by gunpoint in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens this week.
Police said a man was arrested this week for stealing a beef patty and a soda by gunpoint in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens this week.
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PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — A 20-year-old man was arrested this week for stealing a beef patty, soda and $16.50 by gunpoint from a neighborhood Caribbean restaurant, police said. 

The man entered Errol’s Caribbean Bakery at 661 Flatbush Ave. at Hawthorne Street around 9:25 a.m. on July 23 and asked a 17-year-old worker for the food and beverage, police said. 

The suspect then told the teen “if you don’t serve me, I’m going to shoot you,” and flashed a black handgun tucked into his waistband, according to the police report.

The suspect put a $20 counterfeit bill on the counter and the worker gave him a D&G Champagne Kola soda, a beef patty and $16.50 in change from the fake money, police said. 

The man was arrested a short time later and faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, court records show. He is being held on $5,000 bail.

No one was injured during the robbery, police said.

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

The map above 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. To see all previous crime blotters from this precinct, click here.

► A 53-year-old man was beaten and robbed inside his Lefferts Avenue apartment on July 21, police said. The man said a young woman forcibly entered his home at around 6:35 p.m. and hit him with a hard wooden stick. She then stole a Samsung television, MacBook laptop, Apple iPhone and DJ system from the apartment. The man was treated for minor injuries at Kings County Hospital.

► A 39-year-old man was arrested for injuring a 36-year-old man with a machete during an altercation on July 25. The victim was sitting with friends in front of 225 Parkside Ave. when the assailant came up to him and struck him on the left arm with the weapon. The man was arrested a short time later. The victim suffered minor injuries during the assault.

► A 25-year-old worker at a butcher shop was threatened with a gun as he tried to confront a man who was trying to steal his bike using box cutters, police said. The employee saw the man trying to remove his mountain bike locked outside Gourmet Butcher at 351 Troy Ave. around 7:30 p.m. on July 21. Accompanied by another man, the 25-year-old approached the would-be thief, who flashed a handgun at the pair and fled on foot. The bicycle was not stolen and no one was injured during the incident.

► A 63-year-old man was robbed of suits, sports jackets, men’s ties and artwork in a burglary of his Maple Street home on July 21. The man told police $11,900 in his property was taken from the house, located between Flatbush and Bedford avenues, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.