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Beaten for iPhone

A Brooklyn Heights straphanger was punched repeatedly when he wouldn’t give up his iPhone during a heated exchange on an outbound Q train.

The victim told police that he was focused on one of his aps at 4 p.m. on November 24 when an unidentified woman tried to grab the phone out of his hand as the train left the DeKalb Avenue station.

When the man resisted, the woman attacked him.

The woman left the train after a brief struggle empty handed, said police.

Cops are looking for three thugs responsible for robbing a senior citizen at Fourth Avenue and Pacific Street in Boerum Hill.

The woman told police that she was nearing the corner on November 27 when an unidentified man jumped out from behind a car with a knife in his hand.

He was soon joined by two other fiends who crept up behind the woman.

They left the woman unharmed, but only after robbing her of $80, officials said.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 84th Precinct at (718) 875-6811. All calls will be kept confidential.

A 59-year-old man was arrested last week after he went ballistic on a lady friend on Atlantic Avenue.

Police said that Robert Dumas was arguing with the woman inside a neighborhood hot spot near Third Avenue at 10:20 p.m. on November 28 when he allegedly tried to whip a woman with her own belt. He also poured hot wax from a candle on her arm and bit her, according to a complaint filed with the Kings County District Attorney’s office.

Cops took him into custody a short time later, charging him with assault in the third degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Some people will do anything for a Junior’s cheesecake.

Just ask 46-year-old Robert Bookard, who was arrested last week when he tried to buy one of these delectable delights from the 386 Flatbush Avenue Extension restaurant with a forged travelers check.

Police said that he passed an employee the check just after 2 p.m. on November 28, but the worker immediately recognized it as a forgery.

Employees called police, who charged him with criminal possession of a forged instrument, attempted petit larceny and attempted criminal possession of stolen property.

An area man has been connected to a pistol-whipping and robbery in Brooklyn Heights, officials said.

Police said that 32-year-old Tommy Hairston, a resident of George Street, was being sought for questioning on the September 3 robbery.

A 67-year-old man said that he was exiting his vehicle on Pierrepont Street just before 9 p.m. when Hairston allegedly ran up to him with a gun in his hand.

Hairston demanded that the victim hand over a bag he was carrying containing money.

When the victim refused, he allegedly pistol-whipped the victim.

Hairston was last seen fleeing the area in a white-colored automobile. The car was later recovered in East New York, although Hairston could not be found.

His victim was taken to New York Methodist Hospital with a large cut to his face.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident 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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