Crime

New Target at Essex Crossing is Plagued by Thefts

Posted September 18, 2018 at 5:04 am

For shoplifters, the bullseye on the facade of 400 Grand Street is an invitation. Indeed, the small-format iteration of Target at Essex Crossing has become just that in the short month since it opened. According to police sources at the 7th Precinct, there have been 42 reported thefts inside the second-floor retailer since the August […]

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Police Seek Suspect in Violent Holdup of Seward Park Liquors

Posted September 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

Open barely a month and the relocated Seward Park Liquors is held up. Police are searching for the suspect, who also struck a Greenwich Village shoe store. Sunday afternoon at around 12:45, the perp entered the Ludlow Street liquor store and began threatening the clerk – owner John DeBlasio’s son – with a wine bottle. […]

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Mugger Who Attacked 61-Year-Old Woman in Sara D. Roosevelt Park Gets 9 Years in Prison

Posted September 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

The mugger who brutally beat a Lower East Side woman in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last year was sentenced to nine years in prison yesterday. Devin Brown, 25, pleaded guilty to attempted murder after beating his victim to near-death in May 2017. Prosecutors said that Brown, unprovoked, punched the 61-year-old woman to the pavement (near […]

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Report: Man Abducted Outside ‘Pianos’ on Ludlow, then Drugged and Robbed

Posted August 21, 2018 at 5:09 am

Two months ago, a man was forced into a car outside rowdy nightclub Pianos on Ludlow Street. Police say the abducted victim was then drugged and robbed before being dropped in the Bronx. They now seek the public’s help in identifying a person of interest. The incident went down at around 2am on June 22, […]

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70-Year-Old Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Stabbing of Homeless Man in Sara D. Roosevelt Park During K2 Drug Feud

Last modified August 20, 2018 at 7:08 am

A homeless man was fatally stabbed in the chest Saturday afternoon on Chrystie Street inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, police said. Cops responded to reports of an assault inside the park at around 2:15pm. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Arturo Valdez, was found with a stab wound to his chest, police said. He was transported […]

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7th Precinct ‘National Night Out’ is Back on East Broadway Tonight

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

Tonight, the 7th Precinct is hosting National Night Out here on the Lower East Side. The annual block party is held across the country in an effort to increase awareness for police programs within communities, such as highlighting neighborhood watches and drug prevention. In the Five Boroughs alone, the NYPD has more than 70 happening. […]

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Cabbie Wouldn’t Take his Fare, So this Perp Stole the Taxi

Posted August 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Police are searching for a suspect who stole a taxicab on Allen Street when a cabbie declined the fare several weeks ago. Early in the morning on June 23 (roughly 3:30am), an unidentified taxi driver allegedly refused to drive the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Mount Vernon resident Jorane Pinnock, to his requested destination. Apparently, a […]

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Chinatown Serial Burglar at Large; $30K Jewelry Already Stolen

Posted August 3, 2018 at 5:06 am

Two weeks ago, a serial burglar in Chinatown was collared for a string of jobs in the neighborhood. But a second one remains at large, and continues to target residents in the area, making off with at least $30,000 in jewelry. The 5th Precinct is currently seeking a suspect in connection with these residential heists, […]

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Teenage Suspect Arrested in Connection with Chinatown Burglary Spree

Posted July 25, 2018 at 5:03 am

The teenage suspect behind a string of recent Chinatown burglaries has been arrested, police sources say. Cops collared the 19-year-old burglar during a job last Saturday at 219 Mott Street. The victim reportedly found the guy inside her apartment and called the police. During his week-long crime spree, the crook allegedly struck at least six […]

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Cops Seek 10 Suspects in South Street Slashing

Posted July 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Police are in pursuit of ten men suspected in the slashing of a 23-year-old man in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge Sunday evening. Apparently it all started when the victim reportedly engaged in a verbal dispute with two women. The women then allegedly called their boyfriends to jump the 23-year-old, according to the subsequent […]

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