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Police Blotter: Man Arrested for Beating Victim with Baseball Bat on Fifth Ave.

Reports from the NYPD’s 78th Precinct.

The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.

Man Beaten with Bat

Police arrested a 25-year-old man for beating another man with a baseball bat on Fifth Ave. on Nov. 22.

The 38-year-old victim told police that he left work at 5:30 a.m. and jumped in his car, but he noticed the violent crook following him. When he got to the northeast corner of Fifth Ave. and St. Marks Pl., the 25-year-old violent crook blocked him in with his car. The crook then hopped out with a baseball bat in hand and smashed the victim’s car window and then struck him in the head. The victim, whose head was swollen, was treated by the EMS. Police arrested the bat-wielding man for felony assault.  

Motorcycle Boosted

A crook stole a motorcycle parked on Sixth Ave. some time between Nov. 23 and 24.

The 32-year-old victim told police that he parked his black SYM Symba motorcycle close to his home between President and Union streets at around 8 p.m. on Nov. 23. When he returned the next day at 4 p.m. it was gone. The victim said that he does not have any outstanding parking tickets and police said it was not towed.

Thief Steals $3K in Jewelry from Patient Under the Knife

A thief snatched $3,000 in jewelry from a woman while she was having surgery at New York Methodist Hospital on Nov. 20.

The 52-year-old victim told police that she removed three white stone earrings and a yellow metal chain and stored them for safekeeping at the hospital before she went under for surgery at around 1 p.m. When she awoke from surgery about an hour later she retrieved her belongings but the jewelry, which was worth $3,000 in total, was gone. 

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