Harlem “Loosie” Attacker Tries To Smoke Harlem Deli Owner

harlem deliA man looking for “loosies” attacked a Harlem deli owner — who fought back and beat him into critical condition with a stick, officials said Saturday.

Jermaine Nobles, 40, barreled into the West Harlem Deli on Fifth Ave. near W. 126th St. demanding a single cigarette from the 58-year-old clerk Thursday night, police sources said.

When told that the store didn’t sell loosies, an enraged Nobles threw a 12-ounce bottle of beer, narrowly missing the clerk.

Nobles then vaulted the counter and grabbed a knife. The grocer grabbed a stick and hit Nobles over the head with it until the invader fled.

A bloodied Nobles tried to run into a nearby shelter, but employees wouldn’t let him inside and called police, who took him into custody.

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Nobles was taken to an area hospital with bleeding on the brain. He was charged with robbery, assault, criminal mischief, weapon possession, menacing and harassment, officials said.

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