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Man mugged at subway station

The only dough three muggers stole from a young man was in the form of a pizza. At 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, a 21-year-old man was waiting for a southbound D train at the 110th Street station when he was approached from behind by three men, at least one of whom struck him in the head three times, according to the police account. The trio demanded his wallet and ID. They took out his debit card and one dollar, which they returned to him. They also asked to see his phone but gave it back to him as well, before fleeing in an unknown direction. The victim canceled his card at 11:25 p.m., but two charges had already been made at Giovanni’s Pizza on Columbus Avenue. The victim refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

Senior Scuffle

It seems you’re never too old to get involved in a fight. At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, a 74-year-old man was having a verbal disagreement with a 50-year-old man outside 922 Columbus Avenue. The 50-year-old then took a cane and hit the older man on the left side of his face, cutting him, according to the police account. The older man retaliated by taking a metal folding chair and hitting the other on the left side of his head, cutting him. The younger man was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, but the older man refused medical attention. Jose Ramos and Fausto Garcia were both arrested and charged with felony assault, police said.

Boyfriend, girlfriend arrested after fight

Both participants in another Upper West Side scrap also were arrested, police said. At 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, a 33-year-old woman had a verbal argument with her 29-year-old boyfriend inside 126 West 109th Street. The disagreement escalated into a physical altercation when the woman punched the man on the right side of his face, scratched him on his face, neck and left arm, and caused a small laceration on his right hand when he tried to take a knife away from her as she was trying to stab him. The boyfriend managed to scratch the left side of her face and punch her in the right side of her face, causing bruises, before he took her knife and stabbed her in the left side of her buttocks, police said. Victor E. Perez and Elizabeth Camaj were arrested, with both combatants claiming they had inflicted injuries on the other in self-defense, police said.

4 fight, 2 are arrested

Yet another dustup among four men the same day led to arrests. At 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, a 24-year-old man, a 28-year-old man, and another unapprehended individual got into a verbal dispute with a 34-year-old man outside 830 Amsterdam Avenue. The 24-year-old slashed the 34-year-old man multiple times, cutting his face and arm, police said. The 28-year-old then hit the 34-year-old multiple times with a metal pipe. The unapprehended individual also hit the 34-year-old several times with a metal pipe. Police said Roshaun Ashley was arrested and charged with forgery and petty larceny, while Sean Thompson was arrested and charged with robbery, assault, criminal mischief and trespass, among other charges. The two younger men were also found to be in possession of a box cutter, counterfeit cash, and marijuana. The 34-year-old victim was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment.

Seeing Red Bull

A shoplifting incident at a local CVS turned violent. At 11:53 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, a 34-year-old woman entered the CVS store at 2495 Broadway with a male accomplice, according to a police account. The pair took various items of merchandise and attempted to leave the store without paying. A store loss prevention officer intervened, and the woman swung at the officer, hitting him in the face, knocking off his glasses and damaging them, police said. As her accomplice was leaving the store he pushed over a Red Bull refrigerator, breaking the appliance valued at more than $1,000. The items of merchandise stolen and recovered included Häagen-Dazs ice cream and a number of Red Bull beverages totaling $391. Nairoby Pena was arrested and charged with assault and related offenses. The loss prevention officer refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

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