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Ramones-Loving Mugger Knocks Out Victim's Teeth in East Williamsburg: NYPD

By Gwynne Hogan | August 31, 2016 2:51pm

WILLIAMSBURG — What a punk.

A mugger sporting a Ramones T-shirt beat two people during a brief robbery spree — knocking out one victim's teeth and cutting the other's eyebrow, police said.

The suspect attacked his two victims 20 minutes apart at nearby intersections, with the robber snatching a cellphone and headphones..

The first victim was talking on his phone in front of his home on Scholes Street a few minutes before midnight on Aug. 22 when the suspect rushed up to him and started punching him, cutting his eyebrow enough that he needed stitches, police said.

"Give me your money," the attacker said, rifling through the 28-year-old man's pockets but ultimately fleeing the scene empty-handed, according to police. 

Then, just after midnight, a 45-year-old man was sitting down listening to music on his phone in frotn of 232 Meserole St. when the attacker approached him and punched him multiple times in the head, police said.

The perpetrator then snatched his Nextbit cellphone and $50 headphones.

The victim suffered a broken nose, a cut lip and had two of his teeth knocked out, according to police. 

Police are now hoping to catch the suspect, who was last scene wearing red shorts, a Ramones T-shirt and a blue baseball hat.

Anyone with information can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).