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Man Critically Stabbed in Williamsburg Cellphone Mugging, Police Say

By  Chris Sommerfeldt and Dusica Malesevic | August 1, 2016 8:54am 

 The victim was stabbed multiple times in the chest, according to police.
The victim was stabbed multiple times in the chest, according to police.
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BROOKLYN — A man was critically stabbed by three muggers who robbed him of his cellphone in Williamsburg Monday, police said.

The 25-year-old victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with three stab wounds to the torso and remains in critical condition, police said, but was expected to survive. 

Police said the three suspects approached the victim on the corner of Berry and N. 5th Streets in Williamsburg around 2:15 a.m.

The trio demanded the victim's belongings, at which point a scuffle ensued, police said.

Donna Montalvo, 55, lives on the corner where the stabbing took place and heard screaming coming from the street around 2 a.m. 

"I got up to go to the bathroom and heard yelling," said Montalvo, who has lived there for 25 years and said she didn't think anything of it at the time.

But on Monday morning, she said, she went outside to find blood on the sidewalk — and had to use a hose to clean it off of the sidewalk outside her apartment. 

"I'm really sick of this neighborhood,"  she said. "People think it's so great because [people] with money moved in — it's not."  

Investigators continue to search for the suspects, who fled in a silver sedan, police said.