There were two shocking crimes in the neighborhood this week — a violent mugging and a subway slashing.
First, three punks mugged a 56-year-old man on May 13, punching and kicking him before stealing his wallet. The incident happened in front of a Wyckoff Street parking lot, near Court Street, at 3:50 pm. The man was walking with a friend when the kids jumped him, and then fled eastbound down Wyckoff.
And then, on May 15, a 14-year-old girl was on the northbound R-train at 7:30 pm when a man came up to her and tried to steal her Sidekick cellphone from her hand. The girl refused, and the man pulled out a knife and slashed her hand, before darting out of the car at the Pacific/Fourth Avenue subway station. The girl left go, and called cops when she got home.