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New York City Bars Battle Upswing In Crime

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Are the bad old days returning to New York's bars? There have been a spate of recent events in or near bars and clubs that have signs pointing towards yes. First, in the East Village, the employees of Bowery Electric helped police stop a trio of thieves that had already hit the bar's patrons the night before, noticing that the vandals returned to the club two nights in a row in the same exact clothes and tried to steal valuables from bar patrons. Then across town, a bouncer at the Henrietta Hudson bar in the West Village stopped a woman from being mugged as she was returning from a night on the town, tackling the would be assailant and holding him until the NYPD could arrive.

The trouble was much worse in East Flatbush, where a bouncer at the popular Jamaican nightclub Pat's Palm Tree died over the weekend while at work. A large brawl that began inside the club moved out to the street and turned deadly when one of the men involved pulled a gun and began shooting. The bouncer had been trying to end the melee but was hit by eight bullets and died that evening. The suspect remains at large.

Have you noticed more crime in bars? Feel free to leave a comment or let us know.
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