Robbery on a
A taxi passenger was robbed by two
men in the early morning hours of Jan.
12, police said.
Around 2:50 a.m., a 23-year-old
male victim got into a taxi near Jane
and Washington Streets, when two
men also entered the cab and told the
driver to begin driving, according to
The two men then allegedly demanded
the victim’s wallet while pressing an
unknown hard object against the victim’s
body, police said. The victim complied
and the robbers fl ed the vehicle
with the victim’s wallet.
They allegedly used the victim’s
credit cards to purchase about $4,000
worth of items in the Soho area.
Thousands in goods
stolen in SoHo
There was a burglary at the Jimmy
Choo store at 111 Greene St., on Tuesday,
Jan. 14, police said. A
round 12:45 a.m., three men allegedly
entered the store by breaking the
front door glass with an unknown
object. While inside, they took a large
amount of handbags and wallets from
the shelves, according to offi cials, with
a total value around $36,000.
They fl ed the location in a black fourdoor
sedan to parts unknown.
Held up at
A woman was robbed while standing
on a 42nd Street subway platform on
Jan. 11, police said.
At 7:10 p.m., a 25-year-old woman
was standing on the uptown N-Q-R
platform, when a man approached and
allegedly snatched her Beats Solo headphones
from her head and then fl ed.
The woman sustained a scratch and
bruise to her forehead.
busted with pot
Inside the Tavern restaurant, at Hudson
Yards, a male employee noticed
an unknown man in possession of his
backpack, according to police.
The incident occurred on Friday, Jan.
10, at 10 p.m. The employee then confronted
the man and was able to take
back his Northface backpack, valued at
After police arrived and searched the
man, he was found to be in alleged possession
of small amounts of marijuana,
offi cials said.
The would-be thief, 28, was arrested
for petit larceny.
Car smasher cuffed
A man was arrested on Jan. 12 after
breaking the windshield of a car, according
to a police report.
Around 1:40 a.m., at Seventh Avenue
and West 16th Street, a taxi driver was
dropping off a customer when a man,
34, allegedly broke the windshield by
cracking it with his right fi st, causing
over $250 worth of damage, and cursing
out the driver, offi cials said.
The driver was not injured in the incident.
The windshield breaker was arrested
for criminal mischief.
Heist on Rivington
A deli at 127 Rivington St. was
robbed late at night on Sunday, Jan. 12,
according to police.
At 11:35 p.m., a man entered the
store and allegedly implied that he had
a weapon, police said, and demanded
Armed trio sought for robbing woman
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
Cops are looking for a trio who
robbed a woman at gunpoint
in Harlem earlier this month.
According to police, at 11:30 p.m.
on Jan. 5, a 24-year-old woman was
sitting on a bench in the vicinity of
West 128th Street and St. Nicholas
Terrace when she was approached by
three unknown men. One of the men
pulled out a gun, held it to her ribs
and demanded her property, while
the other two stood watch.
The suspects took the victim’s cellphone
and purse, which contained
two credit cards, and then fl ed the
scene on foot northbound on St.
cash from the 46-year-old employee behind
The thief, described as 20-30 years
old, then went behind the counter and
allegedly took about $1,000 in cash
from the register, then fl ed east on
Rivington Street. No injuries were reported.
On Jan. 20, the NYPD released
video of the suspects as the incident
The fi rst suspect is described as
a black man between the ages of 24
and 25 years old, standing 6 feet, 2
inches tall and weighing between 210
and 220 pounds, and was last seen
wearing a black knit cap, a brown
coat with black shoulder patches and
dark colored jeans. The other two
suspects are described as black men
in their 20s.
Anyone with information in regard
to this incident is asked to call the
NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at
1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish,
1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Calls
are kept confi dential.
Five sought for East Village break-in
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
Cops are looking for fi ve crooks who robbed a man in a Manhattan apartment
building earlier this month.
According to police, at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 9, fi ve individuals followed
a 23-year-old man into a residential building located in the vicinity of 2nd Avenue
and St. Marks Place in the East Village. After cornering the man on the
second fl oor of the building, the crooks demanded his property, with one man
lifting his shirt to show a gun in his waistband.
The victim complied and handed over his wallet, which contained multiple
bank and credit cards. The suspects then fl ed the building in an unknown
There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident. On Jan. 19, the
NYPD released photos of three of the suspects.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the individuals is asked
to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for
Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
All calls and messages are kept confi dential.
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