5th Precinct

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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Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Leaves Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s Dog Dead

Last modified July 29, 2019 at 10:01 am

Winter came to newlyweds Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner last week. One month after the surprise nuptials, their pet canine, an Alaskan Klee Kai puppy named Waldo, was struck by a car last Wednesday night at Bowery and Broome. According to published reports in all the gossip rags, the dog-walker had been out late, and […]

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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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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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Man Slashed Across the Face in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in ‘Random’ Attack

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The crime emanating from Sara D. Roosevelt Park these days appears to be worsening. Saturday afternoon at around 1:15pm, a 34-year-old man was slashed across the face near the Parks Department storehouse on Stanton Street. The victim allegedly did not know his attacker, who fled southbound on Chrystie thereafter. The authorities are reportedly calling it […]

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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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Chinatown Plagued by Spate of Burglaries

Posted July 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lock your doors. Hide your kids. Hide your wife. The 5th Precinct is warning residents about a spate of home burglaries in Chinatown over the past week. Police say that the suspect, described as an Hispanic male with medium build in his thirties, has struck at least six buildings so far. Four locations were reportedly […]

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