Crime

Report: Teen Boosts Taxi from LES and Attempts Drive to Six Flags

Last modified March 22, 2019 at 10:14 am

If you’re gonna steal the car, don’t pull over for R-and-R. Police say that 19-year-old Jonathan Gualpa boosted a taxicab parked on the Lower East Side early Tuesday morning and attempted to drive it down to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. The vehicle was reportedly still running at 5:45am when the teen hijacker drove […]

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Man Hit in the Head with Baseball Bat, Robbed on Broome Street

Last modified March 21, 2019 at 7:58 am

Some crime to report on the new doorstep of Essex Crossing. A man on the eastern fringe of Broome Street was clocked in the head with a baseball bat, and then robbed of his computer, police said. The victim was apparently on his way to a date Monday afternoon when he was struck on the […]

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NYCHA Impersonator Robs, then Burns Elderly Man in Vladek Houses

Posted March 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Police are on the hunt for a man who impersonated a NYCHA employee in order to rob an elderly man in the Vladeck Houses Wednesday afternoon. The suspect exploited this fake identity while knocking at the door of a 73-year-old double amputee. Once inside, he brandished a gun, strongarmed the home health aide into the bathroom, […]

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Cops Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man in Extell Tower on Cherry Street

Last modified February 11, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Two police officers shot and killed a 32-year-old knife-wielding man while responding to a domestic dispute on the Lower East Side waterfront Friday morning. It all went down at Extell’s recently-completed, thirteen-story affordable housing complex on Cherry Street. According to multiple news reports, police received a 911 call from 227 Cherry Street at about 7am […]

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Whole Foods Bowery Hires NYPD Officer Following Lawsuit Over Security Spat

Last modified February 7, 2019 at 4:34 pm

One month after an East Village resident filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods and the security detail at the Bowery supermarket, a police officer now stands guard. Area local Tessa Lena claims that, in April 2017, one of the guards tasked with patrolling the aisles accused her of shoplifting a bottle of juice. (She later […]

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Layaway Larcenist Shoots Taser in Pawn Shop Robbery on Delancey Street

Posted February 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

A taser-wielding bandit made off with jewelry from a Lower East Side pawn shop Wednesday, police said. Shortly after 5:30pm Wednesday evening, three twenty-something women entered Robin Solid Gold at 132 Delancey Street. One reportedly began arguing with Robin about her jewelry on layaway, when she snatched it from his hands and bolted; her two […]

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Man Mugged for his Fancy $900 Sneakers on Essex Street

Last modified January 28, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Police are looking for three men wanted in connection with a robbery near Essex and Delancey Streets Friday night. At roughly 8:00pm, three African American males approached an Asian man outside the Municipal parking garage at 107 Essex Street. The ringleader of the group reportedly pushed the victim to the sidewalk, while the two accomplices […]

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Streets

Argument Leads to Face Slashing at ‘Remedy Diner’

Posted January 15, 2019 at 5:03 am

An argument inside Remedy Diner on East Houston Street late last week turned violent when one of the patrons slashed the other across the face. Police say that two men – apparently strangers – were fighting at 4:00am Friday morning. The suspect slashed his 32-year-old victim then took off. Paramedics later transferred the man to […]

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Woman Mugged by 2 Men on Clinton Street Friday Night

Posted January 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

A woman was mugged on Clinton Street by two assailants late Friday night, police said. Sources say the victim had been exiting 107 Clinton Street shortly after 10pm when the two thugs asked for some change. After she declined, they pounced, snatching the wallet from her hand. The force of the mugging was enough to […]

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Report: New Year’s Day Stabbing at Delancey Subway Station

Posted January 2, 2019 at 5:07 am

Police are after a group of perps wanted in connection with a stabbing inside the Delancey Street-Essex Street subway station on New Year’s Day. A man was reportedly stabbed in the back at 6am yesterday morning, when approached by a gang of about ten people, according to published reports. The assailants then fled the scene. […]

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