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Police: Customer punched restaurant employee

Brooklyn Daily

63rd Precinct

Marine Park—Mill Basin—Flatlands—Bergen Beach

Crazed customer

A 32-year-old man was arrested for harassing and punching an employee at a Flatbush Avenue restaurant on May 2.

Witnesses told police that the man was inside the eatery between E. 34th Street and Avenue I at 3:30 pm when he began yelling at employees and knocking over chairs. On his way out, he grabbed a black helmet that belonged to an employee and, when the victim tried to stop him, punched him in the face multiple times, cops said.

Scared off

A would-be thief attempted to rob an E. 53rd Street house on May 4 — but was scared off after rousing the homeowner.

The victim told police that she was returning to her home between Avenue O and Filmore Avenue at 1:55 pm when she heard a noise in her bathroom and went to investigate. She found the thief rifling through her belongings, before he got spooked and fled through a side window.

Pistol-whipped

Cops arrested two men, ages 23 and 24, for beating a man with a pistol and robbing him on E. 52nd Street on May 2.

The victim told police that was between Avenues L and M at 3:40 pm, when he encountered the goons. One of them pulled out a pistol and used it to beat him in the face, cops said. The suspects then allegedly grabbed the victim’s iPhone, watch, and $535.

Two-on-one

Cops arrested two 15-year-old boys for robbing another boy at knifepoint on Baughman Place on May 4.

The victim told police that he was near Flatbush Avenue at 7:10 pm when one of the teens drew a knife and put it to his chest. The boys then took the victim’s Samsung cellphone, cops said.

XXXbox

A crook stole a man’s Xbox from his Kings Highway apartment on May 2.

The intruder entered the apartment near E. 41st Street through the front door — which was unlocked — at 1 pm, taking the victim’s old-school game machine, police said.

Jewel junkie

Someone took jewelry and clothes from a Mill Avenue home on May 4.

The crook entered the house between 56th and National drives sometime after 9:30 am, and took off with the belongings, police said.

Beat down

A gun-wielding goon beat a man on Ryder Street on May 2.

The victim told police that he was between E. 37th and E. 38th streets at 8:50 am when he and the thug began to quarrel. Without warning, the assailant reached for a pistol, which he used to beat the victim in the head.

Missing Maxima

A crook stole a 1997 Nissan Maxima parked along Utica Avenue on May 1.

The victim told police that he parked his car between Avenues N and O at 10:30 am, and returned later to find his sweet ride MIA.

— Colin Mixson

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