Police have made an arrest in the shooting outside
S.O.B.’s on Thurs., May 9.
In the early-morning incident, two men were shot
during a fi ght outside the music club, at Varick and
Houston Sts. The suspect approached the crowd and
fi red four to fi ve shots. A 26-year-old was wounded in
the chest and abdomen while a 29-year-old was struck
in his upper thigh, the New York Post reported. The
victims were treated at Bellevue Hospital and reportedly
expected to survive.
On June 9, police reported they had arrested Swandy
Sanchez, 19, of the Bronx, on charges of attempted
murder, assault and criminal possession of a fi rearm.
What sparked the beef is still unknown since the suspect
is not talking, according to police.
“He’s not telling us what was the cause of the shooting,”
a police spokesperson said, adding, “I know
they’re still looking for others” who might be able to
shed light on the incident.
A thug tried to grab a 59-year-old woman’s bag inside
the J-train area of the Brooklyn Bridge subway
station on Sun., June 2, but a younger man tried to
fend him off, police said.
Around 11:20 p.m., the suspect approached the
woman and a 21-year-old male and attempted to take
the woman’s bag. When the younger victim tried
to intervene, he and the woman were both dragged
down the stairs by the mugger.
E.M.S. responded and transported the two victims
to an area hospital in stable condition. The woman
suffered a cut and contusion to her head, as well as
injuries to her knees, back and hands.
Police subsequently tied the mugger to another
robbery early the same day, around 4:30 a.m., at the
UPACA Houses, at 1980 Lexington Ave., at E. 121st
St. In that incident, the suspect approached a 21-yearold
man inside an elevator and physically assaulted
him, leaving him with serious injuries. The attacker
removed the victim’s cell phone and gold chain before
fl eeing outside the building in an unknown direction.
E.M.S. transported the victim to an area hospital
for treatment of a fractured eye socket, fractured nose
and broken jaw. Anyone with information is asked to
contact Crime Stoppers.
Police said that on Mon., May 27, around 5:30 a.m.,
on the northbound 4/5/6 platform at the Brooklyn
Bridge/City Hall station, a man approached a sleeping
65-year-old woman sitting on a platform bench.
He removed her pushcart, containing personal items,
including books, two cell phones, papers, a Metro-
Card and a debit card, and fl ed.
The suspect is described as black, age 30, 6 feet
An alleged mugger wore a jacket with orange
arm stripes when he robbed a woman, 59, at
the Brooklyn Bridge station.
tall and 230 pounds, with short black hair, wearing
a black T-shirt, blue jeans and gray sneakers. Anyone
with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
8th St. subway mugging
A 19-year-old woman was knocked down and
mugged by three men in the Eighth St./Broadway
subway on Mon., May 27, at 2 a.m., police said.
The trio followed the victim into the station, then
forcibly removed her purse, knocked her to the ground
and dragged her. The crooks fl ed the station in an unknown
direction. The victim suffered bruising to her
elbows and knees but refused medical attention at the
scene. Her purse contained about $6, a credit card,
an ID, a MetroCard and keys.
The suspects are said to be late teens to early 20s.
Two wore black shirts, one with red shorts and the
other, yellow shorts. Anyone with information is
asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
Police said a man was about to get off a southbound
M102 bus at 14th St. and Third Ave. on Sat., April 20,
around 10 p.m., when a male approached him from
behind, put him in a headlock and demanded his
property. When the victim, 22, fought back and refused,
the attacker fl ed out of the bus in an unknown
direction. No property was removed.
E.M.S. responded but the victim refused medical
attention at the scene.
Police described the suspect as black, in his late
teens to early 20s, and last seen wearing all dark
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime
Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for
Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be
submitted on the CrimeStoppers Web site at www.
nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or
by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering
Fight on Ninth
There was an assault in front of 369 W. 16 St., at
Ninth Ave., police said. On Fri., June 7, around 3:50
a.m., a 35-year-old man was reportedly trying to
break up a dispute between a friend and a stranger.
A police offi cer observed the stranger punch the man
on the left side of his face, causing minor swelling but
substantial pain. The victim refused medical treatment
at the scene. Matthew Wirken, 29, was arrested
for misdemeanor assault.
Cops to noose
A white worker allegedly hung a noose at the work
area of a black worker at a rooftop construction site at
401 Ninth Ave., at W. 33rd St., according to a police
report. The incident occurred Tues., June 4, around
2:20 p.m. The white worker is said to have confessed
at a safety meeting to tying a rope in a noose shape.
“I did it,” he reportedly told police.
Craig Roseman, 52, was arrested on June 7 for felony
Times Sq. upskirt perp
An alleged subway perv was caught trying to video
up a woman’s dress in the Times Square subway station,
according to police. On Sat., May 11, at 3:30
p.m., a 26-year-old woman was exiting the station up
a stairway, when she noticed a man behind her putting
his cell phone under her dress. When she confronted
the creep, he fl ed the station to parts unknown.
Police released surveillance images of the suspect
taken from near the incident’s location, and just after
it took place. The man is described as age 20 to 30,
and last seen wearing glasses and all dark clothing.
and Lincoln Anderson
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