7th Precinct

Cops Nab Burglar Duo for String of Lower East Side Robberies

Posted August 19, 2020 at 5:03 am

Cops this week arrested two men wanted in connection with a string of residential robberies around the Lower East Side. Police sources say that officers Guglieimi and Belhouji collared the suspects while inside 170 Rivington Street. The two reportedly acted together on five other apartment jobs, as well, split between both the 5th and 7th […]

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Cop Injured in Hit-and-Run at Rivington Street Open Dining Area

Posted August 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Police are on the hunt for a Mercedes Benz driver who struck an officer on duty patrolling the “open dining” area at Rivington and Allen Streets. The car was reportedly heading the wrong way on Rivington Street at 4:00am Tuesday morning when it struck an open street dining area near Sauce. Patrolling police confronted the […]

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East Broadway Bodega Held up at Gunpoint

Posted August 12, 2020 at 5:08 am

Two men held up a Lower East Side bodega at gunpoint this past Friday, police said. The suspects – described as African American males – entered the He Xie Grocery at 154 East Broadway at approximately 6:47pm, drawing firearms and demanding cash. They made off with $1,500, and fled on a moped. Surveillance video from the […]

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El Nuevo Amanecer Server Mugged in Broad Daylight

Posted July 29, 2020 at 5:04 am

A restaurant worker at a Lower East Side restaurant was mugged in broad daylight Monday afternoon, neighbors tell us. Apparently, the knife wielding perpetrator attempted to rob a staffer at El Nuevo Amanecer at the corner of Essex and Stanton streets. It’s unclear whether the victim sustained injuries, but was apparently nearly slashed on the arm, were […]

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Saturday Night of Unrest on Delancey Street as Cops and Protestors Clash

Posted July 27, 2020 at 5:04 am

Saturday was a day of unrest in downtown Manhattan, where protestors took to the streets in support of Black Lives Matter. One faction was a planned “No justice, no peace” protest ride; others marched in solidarity with Portland, where federal agents were sent last week to quell the spiraling violence. Pockets of protest groups were […]

Suspected Killer in Gruesome Dismemberment on East Houston is Charged with Murder

Posted July 20, 2020 at 5:09 am

The former personal assistant who allegedly murdered, decapitated, and dismembered a tech entrepreneur in his Lower East Side apartment has been charged with murder. Tyrese Devon Haspil, the 21-year-old from Flatbush, was arrested on Friday afternoon in connection with the grisly killing of Fahim Saleh, from whom he reportedly stole $90,000. Video from outside the […]

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LES Cop Shooting Still Cold Case 8 Years Later

Posted July 7, 2020 at 5:11 am

Eight years later, it remains a cold case. In the early morning hours of July 5, 2012, two cops sustained gunfire during a drug bust in the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. The shooter is still wanted for attempted murder of a police officer, and remains at large. Officers Brian Groves and Eric Corniel chased a suspected […]

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Fireworks and ‘Wild West’ Lawlessness at Pier 35

Posted July 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

Pier 35 on the July 4 holiday was crazy, according to several reader reports. An extension of the nightly fireworks that have plagued the pandemic shutdown for months. However, as neighbors noted, the Independence Day iteration of pyrotechnics lasted much longer – eight straight hours. Neighbors tell us that at least 300 hundred people were in […]

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Man Shot 4 Times in Pitt Street Altercation

Posted June 25, 2020 at 5:05 am

A man was shot four times on Pitt Street last week, cops said. On the evening of June 18, the victim was approached by an unidentified assailant outside 47 Pitt Street, just north of Delancey. He was shot four times during the altercation, before the suspect purportedly fled northbound on his bicycle. The victim survived the […]

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Man Seriously Injured in Stabbing at Ludlow and Delancey

Posted May 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Cops say that a man was seriously injured in a stabbing on the fringe of Hell Square late Monday night. The twenty-something was stabbed in the “upper abdominal” area during an altercation with an unknown assailant near the northeast corner of Ludlow and Delancey Streets. The police report noted a “large pool of blood” on […]

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