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A man was mugged inside Dave & Buster’s in Times Square — the latest violent incident reported in Midtown.
The alleged assault happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday as the victim, a 27-year-old man, was waiting on the third floor inside the chain restaurant for friends, cops said Wednesday.
An unknown man walked up to him and started yelling before punching the victim multiple times and fleeing with $500 in cash and a number of credit cards, police said.
The victim only suffered minor injuries, and the attacker is still on the loose, according to cops.
The assault comes just days after a wild shooting in the Crossroads of the World left a 4-year-old girl and two others wounded.
Major crime is up 20 percent this year in the Midtown South Precinct, which covers the blocks around the intersection of Times Square, Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal, NYPD statistics show.
The increase is driven by a surge in robberies and felony assaults, which are up 175 percent and 215 percent, respectively, from the same time last year, according to police data.
Misdemeanor assaults are also up 62 percent — up to 284 from 175 last year.
The uptick, though, is compared to the first few months of 2020, when the city was largely shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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