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14-Year Old Boy Went Missing on Hester Street Over the Weekend

Posted March 31, 2015 at 9:15 am

Police are looking for a 14-year old boy who went missing on March 28, at about 12:30pm. Alexander Lin was last seen inside the residential 48 Hester Street, which is just across the street from CAAAV. He was in the confines of the 7th Precinct at the time. According to the CAAAV Facebook page,  Lin has a […]

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Someone Hurled a Brick Through the Front Window of the 224 Mulberry Condo

Posted March 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

Little Italy still has some fight, it seems… The new monument to luxury living at 224 Mulberry Street was apparently the victim of vandalism over the weekend. A reader tells us that late Saturday night, someone reportedly hurled a brick through the window leaving a rather “dramatic” hole. The shattered glass has not been covered […]

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Bandits Targeting High-End Establishments Steal $1,000 from Wine Therapy on Elizabeth Street

Posted March 2, 2015 at 5:17 am

The rash of burglaries in high-end establishments from Little Italy to SoHo, and the East Village, continued late Friday evening with a cash heist at Wine Therapy on Elizabeth Street. Cops say that a duo of knife-wielding thugs entered the wine store at approximately 10pm and forced the clerk to empty the register. They fled the […]

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33-Year-Old Man Shot to Death Yesterday Outside the Lillian Wald Houses in Alphabet City

Posted February 24, 2015 at 5:13 am

The flurry of helicopter activity in the skies above Alphabet City last night was attributed to a shooting outside the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D. An unidentified 33-year-old man was shot in broad daylight – approximately 4:30pm – and was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The NYPD hasn’t released […]

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California Man Nabbed for String of Recent Larcenies on Ludlow Street

Posted February 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

A man connected to a string of local larcenies of late was apprehended by the 7th Precinct early Sunday morning, and later put under arrest. The unidentified California crook was nabbed after allegedly hitting Libation on Saturday evening. That job followed a week after reportedly robbing personal items from patrons at SakaMai, Hotel Chantelle, and […]

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Police Seek Masked Man Who Slashed Woman’s Face on Jefferson Street

Posted February 17, 2015 at 5:12 am

Police are seeking a man accused of slashing a woman’s face inside her apartment building near the corner of Jefferson and Madison Streets. Details on the crime are somewhat scant, but apparently the masked villain approached the victim and “cut her on the right side of her face with an unknown sharp object.” The incident […]

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Woman Violently Mugged at Essex and Hester, Search on for Suspect [VIDEO]

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:17 am

The search is on for a male suspect wanted in a violent mugging of a 32-year-old woman near the intersection of Essex and Hester Streets. Police released surveillance footage yesterday evening showing the incident unfold at roughly 4:18 am on Saturday, January 24. The tape shows the victim struggling to ward off the attacker, who […]

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LES Storm Crime Notes: Man Shot 4 Times in the Back on Rivington Street, Cops Shoot Knife-Wielding Suspect in Vladecks

Posted January 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

While the city was forced to close yesterday due to an over-hyped “blizzard” situation, crime found a way. Two separate incidents transpired mere hours apart that had the 7th Precinct pretty busy. At around 7pm last night, a 22-year-old man was approached from behind and shot four times in the back outside 203 Rivington Street. […]

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Burglar Pulls Off $5K Heist at Fine Fare by Entering Through Rooftop AC Duct

Posted January 20, 2015 at 5:13 am

The 7th Precinct is looking for a burglar who stole approximately $5,000 in cash from the Fine Fare at 175 Clinton Street. According to cops, the perp being sought gained access to the supermarket through an air conditioning duct on the roof, and stole the money from a locked second floor office. The suspect was wearing […]

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Cold-Hearted Thief Steals Main Squeeze Monies Raised to Help Pay for Owner’s Funeral

Posted January 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Talk about a below-the-belt jab… The recently-departed Main Squeeze was robbed this past weekend while holding a fire sale to raise funds for the late owner’s funeral. Yes, you read the correctly. As reported last week, 59-year-old proprietor Walter Kuehr passed away a couple weeks ago after a long battle with lymphoma. The awesome little accordion shop subsequently closed, […]

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