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Friday Crime Blotter: Baseball-Bat Beatdown in Billyburg, Yet Another Subway Creep in Sunset Park & More

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WILLIAMSBURG – After baseball-bat beatdown near the Williamsburg waterfront earlier this week, police have released surveillance video in an effort to track down the suspect.

The attack took place around 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 1, near River and North 3rd Streets in Williamsburg, said police, when the suspect approached a 58-year old man and swung a bat at him. The victim fled, but was chased and knocked to the ground by his attacker, who struck him several times with the bat, said police.

The victim was treated at the scene by EMS, having suffered a laceration to his head and bruising to his body.

Surveillance video of the incident can be seen below:

CROWN HEIGHTS – Police are looking for two men in connection with a violent Crown Heights robbery that took place on Monday, April 30.

At 6:20 pm, a 24-year old man and a 23-year old woman were walking in the area near Bergen Street and New York Avenue when they were approached by two male suspects, said police. One of the men brandished a knife, demanding the male victim’s property. When he refused, a physical altercation ensued, and the victim was stabbed in the torso, said police.

The suspects fled with the male victim’s headphone, and responding EMS transported the victim to Kings County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Surveillance video of the suspects can be seen below:

SUNSET PARK – Police are searching for yet another subway perv in Sunset Park, this one caught pleasuring himself on the R train last week.

At 10:00 pm on Thursday, April 26, the suspect sat across from a 24-year old woman on a northbound R train nearing 53rd Street and proceeded to masturbate while he stared at her, said police.

The woman managed to snap cell phone pictures and video of the creep, which can be seen below:

BED-STUY – Finally, police are looking for a package thief who made off with about $60 worth of hair dye in Bed-Stuy last week.

On Monday, April 23, the suspect entered a building near MacDonough and Tompkins Streets around 10:00 pm, said police. Inside, he stole the package before fleeing on a bicycle.

Surveillance video of the suspect can be seen below:

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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