Man hit with bat and robbed at McCarren Park handball court, police say – Williamsburg – New York



A man was hit with a bat and robbed while on the McCarren Park handball court.
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WILLIAMSBURG — A man was attacked and robbed by a mob of baseball bat-wielding men at the McCarren Park handball court over the weekend, police said.

The 27-year-old victim was in court with two friends between 12:50 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Saturday when between eight and 10 men surrounded him and beat him with the bat on the back of his right knee , police said.

After the man was on the ground, the men in the group said, “give me your money,” according to police. The man said he only had $20, but a member of the group asked for $100.

The man then handed over $100 and the group fled, police said.

No one has been arrested for this incident.

Other notable crimes that occurred in the 94th Precinct include:

► A man working as a referee at McCarren Park had his bag stolen last week, police said.

The 21-year-old victim left a bag containing his iPhone 4S, wallet, Chase debit card, keys and clothes on a bench inside the park while officiating between 8 and 10 p.m. Wednesday last, police said.

When he returned, he saw that his bag was missing, police said. It was unclear what sport he was refereeing or where exactly in the park he was at the time.

► One Smorgasburg Vendor $6,000 was stolen from his safe on Saturday, police said.

The South Williamsburg Summers Brooklyn juice store was packing tents between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday after the foodie event at North Seventh Street and Kent Avenue, police said.

Workers placed the crate in another box to move it from the park to their vehicle on the street, police said. When they returned, the money was gone, police said.

The company has been in Smorgasburg since April and has never had any money stolen, said owner Chris Taha.

“I don’t know what to say other than we got stung and we have to be careful,” he said.