5th Precinct

Police Seek Suspect Who Sucker Punched Asian Woman on Mulberry Street

Posted August 5, 2021 at 5:03 am

Police this week released surveillance images and footage of the suspect wanted in connection with a random attack of an Asian woman last Thursday. As previously reported, the 68-year-old victim was collecting an item on the sidewalk when an unknown suspect clocked her in the face while passing. The sucker-punch, which transpired outside 179 Mulberry […]

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The Sara D. Roosevelt Park ‘Pit’ Becomes a LES Homeless Encampment

Posted July 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

Anyone passing through Sara D. Roosevelt Park these days bears witness to the dire situation there. Specifically the section between Delancey and Broome Streets, where the benches around the sunken court have become a homeless encampment. As before in the northern reaches of the park, this area, nicknamed “The Pit,” is now a ground zero […]

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Mugger Snatches Cash from 75-Year-Old in Grand Street Subway Station

Posted May 13, 2021 at 5:03 am

A 75-year-old man was mugged last weekend inside the Grand Street subway station on the Lower East Side, police said. According to the police report, the victim was purchasing a fare at the MetroCard machine on the mezzanine at about 1:00pm on Saturday, when he was approached by an unidentified man. The perp allegedly began […]

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Burglars Hit ‘Fong On’ Tofu Shop, Steal the Cash Register

Posted March 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

Chinatown’s iconic tofu shop, Fong On, was robbed early yesterday morning by three thieves, police said. Shortly after midnight, two unidentified perps stood watch outside 81 Division Street while the third purportedly entered the premises by picking the lock. He made off with the cash register which had approximately $300 in the till. With bounty, […]

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Group Viciously Assaults Man on Allen Street, then Steals his Pants

Last modified January 25, 2021 at 10:11 pm

Police say a man was assaulted, slashed, and robbed by a group of people in broad daylight at Allen Canal Streets Friday morning. According to the police report, at 11:30am, a pack of twelve individuals – both male and female – jumped the 26-year-old victim in the center median (aka Allen Street Mall). Surveillance footage […]

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Man Stabbed in the Back Outside Bowery Flophouse

Posted August 11, 2020 at 5:06 am

A man was stabbed in the back outside a Bowery flophouse on Friday, police said. Late Friday afternoon, there was reportedly an altercation between three men near the entrance of The Andrews House at 197 Bowery. One of the two suspects, described by cops as African American males, stabbed the victim in the back, before […]

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Six-Year-Old Girl Stabbed on Pike Street When Father Mugged at Knifepoint

Last modified May 14, 2020 at 10:19 am

Early this morning, a six-year-old girl was stabbed in the stomach during a robbery while walking with her dad, according to several published reports. The father was reportedly accosted by two male suspects at about 12:30am near Monroe and Pike Streets. One of the men apparently drew a blade and tried to stab the 55-year-old […]

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Watch the Surveillance Video of Thanksgiving Day Robbery of Eldridge Street Gambling Den

Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:08 am

More info has come to light regarding the robbery at the Lucky Star bodega on Eldridge Street. The stick-up actually transpired in the basement during a purported gambling session. Three suspects entered the premises on Thanksgiving Day at 4:55pm, and ordered the eleven participants to the floor at gunpoint, demanding they unload cash and jewelry. […]

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Attacker Behind Bowery Bloodbath Charged with Murder; has More than a Dozen Prior Arrests

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

Police yesterday charged 24-year-old Randy Rodriguez Santos in connection with the brutal early morning murder of four homeless men on the Bowery a day earlier. Santos struck five times in the vicinity of Kimlau Square in Chinatown, bludgeoning to death four vagrants while they slept with a fifteen-pound rod of scrap metal. One victim survived […]

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Patient at Chinatown Methadone Clinic Slashes Security Guard in the Face

Posted August 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

An altercation at a Chinatown methadone clinic yesterday morning led one patient to slash a security guard, police said. A patient of the Lower Eastside Service Center clinic at 62 East Broadway (west of Market) got into a tussle with the security guard onsite shortly before 10am yesterday morning. In response, the suspect reportedly slashed […]

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