Crime

Canadian Tourist Arrested in Manhattan Bridge Climbing Attempt

Posted April 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

Chalk this one up to extreme vacationing. The Daily News reports that a Canadian tourist is currently in police custody for attempting to scale the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Drew Harrison, 24, decided to have a go at climbing the tower closest to the Brooklyn side of the bridge, right around 5pm. Traffic was […]

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Man Mugged by 3 Assailants on Rivington Street Early Saturday Morning

Last modified April 9, 2019 at 12:04 pm

A man was violently mugged near the corner of Allen and Rivington Streets early Saturday morning, police said. Shortly before 1am, the victim was walking on the sidewalk near the shuttered Sauce Restaurant when he was approached by three African American guys. One of the assailants allegedly put the victim in a headlock while the […]

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Suspect Wanted in Connection with Sexual Assault on Forsyth Street

Last modified April 5, 2019 at 10:09 am

Cops are in pursuit of a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in her Lower East Side apartment last week. According to the police report, at about 3am on March 30, the perp approached the 23-year-old woman while she was sitting on her stoop near Forsyth and Grand Streets. He struck up a […]

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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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