Robbery

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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Thieves Steal Outdoor Heater and Assault Worker Outside La Contenta on Norfolk Street

Posted January 8, 2021 at 5:03 am

Outdoor dining structure have become easy pickings for area criminals. Two thieves filched the heater from the corral outside La Contenta on Norfolk Street last Monday (December 29), the restaurant manager tells us. We’re told that the pair staked out the scene at around 8:30am, then returned an hour later for the goods. However, the […]

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Burglar Arrested After Robbing Rivington Street Pizzeria Twice

Posted December 9, 2020 at 5:02 am

Lower East Side pizzerias are apparently a hot target for area criminals these days. Police said that Rivington Pizza was robbed two consecutive nights during Thanksgiving week. The burglar first broke into the eatery (just east of Clinton) on November 22, and made off with $170 cash. He returned two days later but didn’t steal […]

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String of Hell Square Robberies Continues with E&S Wholesome Foods

Posted December 7, 2020 at 5:04 am

More Hell Square businesses continue to fall prey to crime. The latest establishment affected by this uptick is E&S Wholesome Foods at the corner of Stanton and Essex Streets. The front door glass was shattered and two bikes allegedly stolen from the premises. This commercial robbery is the third of its kind in less than […]

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Stanton Street 99-Cent Pizzeria Robbed Before Thanksgiving

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:06 am

Another commercial robbery in Hell Square. Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the 99-cent pizzeria at 105 Stanton Street fell victim. Police say that two men busted through the front door and stole money from the cash register ($1,400) as well as an electronic bicycle (valued at $2,400). Both individuals were seen fleeing eastbound on Stanton Street […]

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B&H Dairy Robbed, Cash Register Stolen

Posted November 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

B&H Dairy is licking its wounds following yet another criminal incident on-premise. Late Monday night, the restaurant was robbed. Ownership reported on Facebook that its front door was compromised and its cash register stolen. The perp ran with the bounty around the corner to East Seventh Street, where co-owner Ola Abdelwahed found the machine busted […]

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Marshalls LES Robbed by Man Brandishing a Needle

Posted October 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

The two-year-old Marshalls on the Lower East Side was robbed by a syringe-wielding man last week, cops said. The man, thought to be in his mid-20s, entered the store at 197 East Houston last Thursday night (October 10) shortly after 10:00pm. The perp was reportedly caught shoplifting, then confronted by the store manager. That’s when […]

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Police Release Surveillance Footage of Gunpoint Robbery on East Broadway

Posted September 3, 2020 at 5:05 am

Police are still looking for two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery on the Lower East Side last month. The perps – described as African American males – entered the He Xie Grocery at 154 East Broadway on August 7, drawing firearms and demanding cash. The pair stole $1,500 from the till, as well […]

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No Fun Facade Pulled Down in ATM Heist on Ludlow Street

Posted September 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

The windowed facade of No Fun collapsed early yesterday morning as a result of a cash box heist. Police sources say that one or more robbers ripped the store ATM from the premises at 4:15am Tuesday morning. The force from its removal – purportedly pried with a white van – was apparently enough to bring […]

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Unhappy with Fare, Passenger Pulls Gun on Cabbie on East Houston

Posted August 31, 2020 at 5:02 am

A passenger angry with the cab fare pulled a gun on the driver while on the Lower East Side, police said. Shortly before 2:00am last Tuesday morning (August 25), a taxicab dropped off three men at the corner of East Houston and Suffolk Streets. The passengers were reportedly unhappy with the fare and began arguing […]

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