Man Attacked on Washington Avenue

A 33-year-old man was beaten and robbed by a pair of muggers in an early-morning attack.


A man was violently robbed in an early-morning mugging on Washington Avenue.

The 33-year-old man was walking on the avenue near Lincoln Place on Saturday, August 4 at 4:30 a.m. when he noticed he was being followed by two men in their 20s, according to a police report. 

The robbers punched him in the face repeatedly, then removed his wallet and cell phone from his pocket and ran off.

The man suffered a black eye and lacerations on his face and head, according to the report. 

There have been several violent muggings in the neighborhood in the past few months:

- On July 30, three muggers punched and kicked a 26-year-old man in the head during a between Carlton and Flatbush.

- On July 14, a 23-year-old man was taken to Methodist Hospital after a man  between Washington and Underhill.

- On June 29, a group of men used a golf club to  a 23-year-old as he was riding his bike on Dean Street at Grand Avenue.

- On June 13, a gunman  during a mugging of a couple Eastern Parkway between Vanderbilt and Underhill.

- On June 4, a 24-year-old man went to the hospital after someone  at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Bergen Street.

Men or women wishing for a bicycle  can call 718-744-7592 between the hours of Sun.-Thurs., 8 p.m. to midnight, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Anyone with information on any of these attacks are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips on the Crime Stoppers' website or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.  All calls are strictly confidential.

Ekayani Chamberlin August 22, 2012 at 02:10 PM
It seems as if the residents of the neighborhood need to get organized for Neighborhood Watch. These crimes are escalating. Every day I read about another violent attack. The irony is that while the police are all stationed down near Franklin , Bedford the muggers have moved in the other direction where nothing is being watched. Whether the police understand this cat and mouse game or not we need to get proactive. Ms. Clark can you please write an article about Neighborhood Watch and how the mechanics of it might work? You've been very dligent reporting on violent crime but for the sake of everyone a proactive how to on how to stop this would be a breath of fresh air. I think we are feeling over whelmed and alone. With all the young children, etc we need to do something. From elderly women being set on fire to stabbings in bars , bikers being beat with golf clubs it's a real horror show. Help shine some light.


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