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Muggers and (too) close neighbors

A 25-year-old man was arrested last week for not only mugging a Newkirk Avenue resident inside his apartment building, but for then taking up residence in the man’s apartment, police allege.

Police said that Brad Paul was charged with burglary, robbery, grand larceny, menacing, unlawful possession of marijuana and a host of other crimes for the two crazy days last week inside the Newkirk Avenue building at Bedford Avenue.

Cops were told that the victim was entering his apartment building at 5 a.m. on September 18 when Paul and another man allegedly attacked him.

The duo allegedly pulled a pistol on the man, struck him with it and then ran off with his wallet, cell phone and keys.

They then entered the victim’s apartment, taking an assortment of jewelry, police alleged.

But when the victim thought that the suspects had fled, they reportedly took up camp inside the man’s apartment, cops alleged.

The next day, when the victim called a locksmith the change the locks and the locksmith arrived, Paul reportedly let the man inside the building and led him up to the apartment.

When the locksmith changed the cylinder on the door, he reportedly gave the new key to Paul, who he believed was the victim.

Once his ruse was discovered, cops were called to take Paul into custody. As they did so, they found he had a quantity of marijuana on him, police alleged.

No one expects a security guard to fly off the handle, but when they do, you’d better watch out.

A 29-year-old guard securing a construction site near Brooklyn College ended up on the wrong side of a jail cell door last week after he allegedly beat and stabbed a co-worker during a heated disagreement.

Police said that the two were at the site on Campus Road and East 21st Street at 7 a.m. on August 18 when they allegedly came to blows.

That’s when the suspected assailant, identified in court documents as David Green, allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed his co-worker.

The injuries sustained were minor, said police. Green was apprehended last week, charged with assault.

According to published reports, both men worked for ISS Security, which was protecting the future site of the college’s West Quad.

An 18-year-old employee at the Target in the Junction was arrested last week for allegedly lifting at least $8,000 from her cash register.

Police said that Tyana Boone was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, grand larceny and petit larceny after her arrest on September 19.

“Loss prevention” specialists from Target determined that Boone’s register was seriously light on receipts between September 4 and September 19.

When they questioned her, she admitted to the thefts, which amounted to $8,000 in receipts, officials said.

An East Flatbush woman was taken to the hospital after she was whipped with a chain during a heated exchange on Lenox Road near East 47th Street.

Police said that the victim was arguing with 27-year-old Kerry-Ann Cargill inside a Lenox Road address when the suspect allegedly lashed out at her with a metal chain.

The victim suffered a cut to her head that needed medical treatment, officials said.

Cops took Cargill into custody, charging her with assault in the third degree, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.

Police are asking the public’s assistance in their search for a 71-year-old man who’s been missing since September 5.

Edwin George “Jacko” Stewart was reportedly last seen at 4 p.m. that Saturday at the corner of Utica Avenue and Linden Boulevard.

He’s described as being over six feet fall,200-pound black man with green eyes, officials said.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

A note-passing bandit responsible for knocking over a Chase Bank on Nostrand Avenue has been one busy boy, said police, who have linked the suspect to at least six other bank heists stretching back to late July.

Workers at the Nostrand Avenue Chase Bank near Empire Boulevard told police that the suspect, a 6’2”, 250-pound black male in his 40s sporting sunglasses and a bucket hat, entered the bank at 5:20 p.m. on September 3 and handed over a threatening note.

After the teller handed over some cash, the thief fled on foot, harming no one, said police, who added that this was the third time that Thursday that he had attempted to rob a bank.

Police said that the thief’s spree began back on July 24 at a Capital One Bank in Fort Greene.

Many of the burglaries have been in Fort Greene, Crown Heights and downtown Brooklyn.

His close proximity to Flatbush leads some to believe that he may be expanding his territory, officials said.

Anyone with information regarding this thief’s whereabouts is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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