Crime

Thief Steals $5K of Tech Equipment from Grand Street Settlement Community Center at Rutgers Houses

Posted April 7, 2020 at 5:05 am

As we’ve seen, the COVID-19 shutdown does not deter crime. Police said that a man broke into, and robbed, the Grand Street Settlement community center at Rutgers Houses this past weekend. The suspect, pictured in the surveillance photo above, stole more than $5,000 worth of computers and equipment. The suspect remains at large. The area community […]

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Straphanger at East Broadway Station Chases Down Mugger to Retrieve his Wallet

Posted April 3, 2020 at 5:08 am

Criminals are still out there, in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown. Especially in the largely empty subway stations. East Broadway station again lives up to its dangerous reputation with a mugging there last week. According to police, a man entered the station at Rutgers Street and East Broadway at 8:45pm on March 24 to purchase […]

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Grindr Date at Baruch Houses Gone Awry as Man Robbed with Taser, Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Last modified March 27, 2020 at 7:37 am

A man was threatened with a taser and robbed in the Baruch Houses this week after a Gindr meetup gone awry, police said. The victim had been corresponding with another man on the Grindr dating app, and arranged an early-morning meetup at the Baruch Houses on March 23. (Nevermind, COVID-19.) At 7:30am, the victim arrived […]

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Starbucks on Delancey Street Robbed at Knifepoint Days Before Knifing outside its Doors

Posted March 24, 2020 at 5:09 am

Coronavirus can’t curb crime on the Lower East Side. There were two knifepoint robberies last week in as many days, in and outside the Starbucks on Delancey Street. The first incident happened inside the coffee shop last Thursday (March 19) at noon. A robber took unspecified loot, and threatened an employee with a knife in […]

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Friday Whopper: SUV Crashes into Delancey Street Burger King

Posted March 23, 2020 at 5:05 am

It was a whopper of an accident on Delancey Street Friday evening. Shortly before 9:45pm, a driver headed westbound off the Williamsburg Bridge slammed into the facade of Burger King. An eyewitness tells us that pedestrians on the sidewalk were nearly flattened as the SUV careened into the store. Airbags purportedly deployed, and the woman […]

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Cops Seek Lower East Side Arsonist Lighting up Trashcans

Last modified March 10, 2020 at 8:10 am

Police are on the hunt for a suspect wanted in connection with several dumpster fires within the last week. Since last Wednesday, there have been four dumpster fires across the Lower East Side. Three of which transpired early Sunday morning after 1:00am – 305 Madison Street, 301 Henry Street, and 40 Gouverneur (Vladek Houses). The […]

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Shoplifter Pulls Knife When Confronted in Target Store at Essex Crossing

Posted March 9, 2020 at 5:06 am

The Target at Essex Crossing still has one on its proverbial back. This time, a violent shoplifter carrying a blade. At about 4:15pm Friday, employees called 911 after seeing a man stealing merchandise from the Grand Street store, police said. Security spotted the perp placing items inside a Trader Joe’s bag (the grocery is downstairs […]

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Streets

Metrocard Vending Machines are Always Broken at East Broadway Station

Posted March 3, 2020 at 5:04 am

Scamming and hooliganism inside the East Broadway subway station remains a chronic problem. Especially the so-called “swipe swindling” that doesn’t seem to fade. A reader pointed out that the Metrocard vending machines were compromised again last week just one day after being fixed. Apparently the kiosks were repaired on Wednesday, and broken again Thursday. Seems […]

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Fistfight Caught on Camera at Delancey Street McDonald’s

Posted March 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Delancey Street McDonald‘s is always a hotbed of violence. Has been for years, and not even an extreme makeover in early 2018 could change that. Case in point is the following video clip, in which two men are seen fighting without interruption. Apparently the fisticuffs happened last Thursday night. Probably the most impressive thing […]

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Delancey Street Bodega Robbed at Gunpoint, Suspects at Large

Posted February 19, 2020 at 5:04 am

Police are after two men suspected of holding up a Delancey Street bodega at gunpoint. The robbery – caught on camera – happened shortly before 4:30pm at the N&N Delancey Smoke Shop near the southwest corner of Allen Street. One suspect asked the clerk for cigarettes, while the other reportedly demanded money with an assault […]

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