Crime

Stanton Street 99-Cent Pizzeria Robbed Before Thanksgiving

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:06 am

Another commercial robbery in Hell Square. Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the 99-cent pizzeria at 105 Stanton Street fell victim. Police say that two men busted through the front door and stole money from the cash register ($1,400) as well as an electronic bicycle (valued at $2,400). Both individuals were seen fleeing eastbound on Stanton Street […]

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Shooting on Henry Street Leaves Man with Ankle Wound

Posted December 2, 2020 at 5:02 am

A man opened fire on the Lower East Side late Friday night, injuring one person. Surveillance footage from Henry and Montgomery Streets at 11:43pm shows the suspect exit a car and start shooting. Five rounds shot, according to eyewitnesses. Cops say that one of the rounds hit the 32-year-old victim in the left foot, and […]

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Streets

Police Seek Man in Connection with Mugging of 85-Year-Old Woman

Posted December 1, 2020 at 5:05 am

Police this week released surveillance footage of the man wanted in connection with the mugging of an elderly woman on the Lower East Side. On the afternoon of November 18, the suspect approached an 85-year-old woman on Madison Street, near Gouverneur Street. He snatched her purse, causing the victim to lose balance and fall to […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Bloodied at the Bodega

Posted November 25, 2020 at 5:02 am

We received a dispatch from Clayton Patterson about an aggro homeless man bothering business at the SX Grocery. You’ll recall that the family-owned bodega fell victim to an ATM cash machine heist, in which the robbers made off with $8,000 cash. Now, the store is apparently contending with an area homeless man who is “very […]

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Streets

B&H Dairy Robbed, Cash Register Stolen

Posted November 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

B&H Dairy is licking its wounds following yet another criminal incident on-premise. Late Monday night, the restaurant was robbed. Ownership reported on Facebook that its front door was compromised and its cash register stolen. The perp ran with the bounty around the corner to East Seventh Street, where co-owner Ola Abdelwahed found the machine busted […]

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Streets

Autistic Teenager Attacked, Mugged by Two Assailants on Lafayette Street

Posted November 16, 2020 at 5:03 am

Two men attacked, then robbed an autistic 14-year-old boy on Lafayette Street late Saturday morning, cops said. Police say one suspect forced the teenager against the sidewalk scaffolding while the accomplice robbed him. The duo also repeatedly punched the victim in the face, before fleeing with his jacket and bag, which contained a wallet and […]

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Bandits in Stolen Van Nab $8K from LES Bodega in ATM Heist

Posted November 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

Two men in a stolen van made off with thousands of dollars from a stolen bodega ATM on the Lower East Side earlier this month, cops said. The unidentified bandits approached the SX Deli at Rivington and Essex Streets in the early morning hours of November 2. Surveillance footage shows them attaching a chain to […]

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Streets

Woman Punches Uber Driver in the Face on Ludlow Street

Posted October 27, 2020 at 5:11 am

A woman jumped into an Uber on Ludlow Street and assaulted the driver, police said. On Sunday night, approximately 10:00pm, the woman entered the cab outside 121 Ludlow Street, unwarranted, and allegedly punched the driver in the face. He sustained a fat lip, and is otherwise okay. It’s unclear what prompted the belligerence. However, the […]

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Tombstone Secured for Homeless Man Beaten to Death on the Bowery Last Year

Posted October 26, 2020 at 5:03 am

Earlier this month marked one year since four homeless men were murdered while asleep on the Bowery. Since the anniversary, a fundraising campaign to secure a tombstone for one of the victims was successful. Chuen Kwok had fallen on hard times after the passing of his partner. He eventually found refuge living on the streets […]

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Drunk Driver Struck Man on Moped at Bowery and Delancey

Posted October 23, 2020 at 5:18 am

A man is in critical condition after an SUV, operated by a driver police believe was intoxicated, struck his moped at Bowery and Delancey Street early Wednesday morning. Police said the Toyota RAV4 turned onto Delancey from the Bowery at around 2:00am, where it struck the 38-year-old on the moped. Paramedics rushed the victim to […]

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