Police Blotter: Man Attacked on Bergen Street

Taxi driver stiffed and other reports from the 77th Precinct.


The following information was supplied by the 77th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction. 


Man Attacked on Bergen Street

A 23-year-old man was taken to Methodist Hospital after a man attacked him on Bergen Street in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 14.

The man was walking with a friend between Washington and Underhill at 3:50 a.m. when a man of about 25 came up to him and asked him the time. The victim said he felt uncomfortable and kept walking and the attacker grabbed him, ripped off his shirt and punched him in the mouth, “causing substantial pain, swelling and blood,” according to a police report. No property was taken.

The victim ran to his home two blocks away with his friend and called the cops and an ambulance took the man to the hospital. No arrests have been made, the report said.


Cabbie Stiffed $25 (Plus Tip)

A 39-year-old yellow cab driver said a woman hailed his taxi on 34th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan and asked him to take her to Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue. But when they arrived, the woman got out of the cab and bolted, leaving a $25 tab, according to a police report. The incident took place on July 17 at 11:40 p.m.


Two Car Break-Ins:

- A 24-year-old woman parked her car on St. Marks Avenue between Classon and Franklin on July 18 at 2 a.m. and when she returned at 6:25 a.m. she found a window smashed and $3,700 in property stolen including a Louis Vuitton wallet, a watch, a  tiffany ring and Ray Ban sunglasses. The woman also found a note on the car from a man saying that he saw three people break into her car and chased them off.  The man left his contact information, according to a police report.

- A man reported that he left his car parked on Park Place between Grand and Classon  on July 17 and when he arrived the next morning  he found the rear window smashed, though nothing was taken, according to a  police report.


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