Violent thugs push, tackle and otherwise abuse victims for loot 

A rash of violent robberies plagued different parts of The City on Wednesday as thugs pushed, tackled and threw their victims to the ground for their stuff, cops said.

The first two incidents happened just after 8 p.m. At Cyril Magnin and Eddy Street a group of five young men, described by police as being between 17 and 20 years old, approached a 24-year-old woman who was sitting at a bus stop. The punks pushed the woman, snatched her laptop and fled, cops said.

About 10 minutes later in the 1800 block of Taylor Street, two men, one in his 20s and the other in his 30s, approached a 66-year-old man who was taking out his trash, police said. The thugs threw the man to the ground, stole his wallet and cellphone and fled.

Around 9:30 p.m. at Noe and Duboce streets a 36-year-old man was approached by three hoodlums who demanded the man’s cash, cops said. Two of the goons tackled the man to the ground while the other grabbed his wallet. The crooks fled the scene, police said.

Forty minutes later at Larkin and Fern streets, a man in his late 20s was in a verbal altercation with a 52-year-old man, cops said. The younger man grabbed the older man’s backpack and a struggle ensued. The older man was pushed to the ground and the younger man fled with the older gent’s backpack.

No arrest have been made, cops said.

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