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A machete-carrying goon went wild on another man during a Dec. 5 confrontation on Utica Avenue, leaving his victim with a deep cut to the face.
Police were told that the two men were arguing between Linden Boulevard and Church Avenue at 7:37 pm when the suspect picked up his oversized blade and attacked.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he received four stitches to close the gaping wound.
Cops took the assailant into custody shortly thereafter, charging him with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Car looter busted
A thief was arrested on Dec. 7 after he was caught looting a car parked on New York Avenue.
Witnesses spotted the 48-year-old smash the side window of the 2002 Toyota Camry found parked between Lenox Road and New York Avenue at 12:40 am.
Cops were called, who arrested the thief with criminal mischief and petit larceny.
October robber bust
Investigators arrested a 20-year-old for an Oct. 12 robbery on E. 34th Street this week.
The victim, who lives between Farragut and Glenwood roads, told police that he was returning home at 2:50 pm when he saw the thief exit his abode with a PlayStation 3, several video games and some jewelry.
When the victim tried to stop the thief, the suspect placed his hand underneath his sweater as if he had a gun, cops were told.
The thief ran off, but he had less than two months to enjoy his ill-gotten gains: Cops arrested him on Dec. 6 on robbery and grand larceny charges.
A gunman opened fire on E. 93rd Street in East Flatbush on Nov. 29, killing a 35-year-old man chatting up a group of young women.
The victim, identified as 31-year-old Michael Bailey, was sitting in the back of a car parked near New York Avenue at 4:30 am with two other men when they started talking to some women on the sidewalk.
That’s when several gunshots rang out. A bullet struck Bailey in the face.
Bailey’s friends drove him to Interfaith Hospital, where he died of his wounds.
Cops were still looking for the gunman by late Tuesday.
Anyone with information regarding this killing is urged to contact the NYPD CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to the vandals that mark up the community.
The reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to call either 311 or 911.
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