Robbery

Grindr Date at Baruch Houses Gone Awry as Man Robbed with Taser, Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Last modified March 27, 2020 at 7:37 am

A man was threatened with a taser and robbed in the Baruch Houses this week after a Gindr meetup gone awry, police said. The victim had been corresponding with another man on the Grindr dating app, and arranged an early-morning meetup at the Baruch Houses on March 23. (Nevermind, COVID-19.) At 7:30am, the victim arrived […]

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Starbucks on Delancey Street Robbed at Knifepoint Days Before Knifing outside its Doors

Posted March 24, 2020 at 5:09 am

Coronavirus can’t curb crime on the Lower East Side. There were two knifepoint robberies last week in as many days, in and outside the Starbucks on Delancey Street. The first incident happened inside the coffee shop last Thursday (March 19) at noon. A robber took unspecified loot, and threatened an employee with a knife in […]

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Shoplifter Pulls Knife When Confronted in Target Store at Essex Crossing

Posted March 9, 2020 at 5:06 am

The Target at Essex Crossing still has one on its proverbial back. This time, a violent shoplifter carrying a blade. At about 4:15pm Friday, employees called 911 after seeing a man stealing merchandise from the Grand Street store, police said. Security spotted the perp placing items inside a Trader Joe’s bag (the grocery is downstairs […]

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Delancey Street Bodega Robbed at Gunpoint, Suspects at Large

Posted February 19, 2020 at 5:04 am

Police are after two men suspected of holding up a Delancey Street bodega at gunpoint. The robbery – caught on camera – happened shortly before 4:30pm at the N&N Delancey Smoke Shop near the southwest corner of Allen Street. One suspect asked the clerk for cigarettes, while the other reportedly demanded money with an assault […]

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Man Wanted in Connection with Friday Night Burglary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Posted January 29, 2020 at 5:03 am

Police are searching for a man they say robbed the Eldridge Street Synagogue last Friday night. During Jewish Sabbath. At approximately 8:45pm, the perp was caught on surveillance footage entering the historic house of worship through a secured side window. Once inside, he stole a laptop and a nearly-empty cash box. It wasn’t until the […]

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Grand Street Pickpocketer Arrested for Robbing Off-Duty Officer

Posted January 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Maybe don’t pickpocket the police officer… Police arrested a man last Tuesday afternoon (January 14) who attempted to pickpocket an off-duty cop. The perp snatched the officer’s phone outside 500 Grand Street (near East Broadway), and ran off. But he was caught, arrested, and charged with robbery. (The 7th Precinct station house is around the […]

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Police Seek Suspect in Connection with Residential Break-in on 2nd Street

Posted January 6, 2020 at 5:03 am

Police are seeking the public’s help locating a suspect wanted in connection to a residential break-in on East 2nd Street last week. The wanted man entered the apartment in the early morning of December 28, and stole a wallet. The 9th Precinct released the following advisory: On Saturday, December 28, 2019 at approximately 0100 hours […]

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This Guy and Girl Stole a Locked Bike from Inside Orchard Street Building [VIDEO]

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

A man and his girlfriend were caught on camera Thanksgiving night while stealing a locked bike inside an Orchard Street apartment, the victim tells us. Surveillance video from inside 78 Orchard shows a couple enter the building – perhaps buzzed in by a neighbor – then pause for a moment. In a cavalier move, the […]

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Delivery Man Robbed of his Bike at Knifepoint on Orchard Street

Posted December 4, 2019 at 5:01 am

A delivery man was robbed of his bike at knifepoint while making a delivery on Orchard Street, police said. Shortly after 7:00pm this past Saturday, the victim was reportedly locking his bike outside 54 Orchard Street, when he was approached by an Hispanic man wielding a knife. The delivery guy dropped the bike and backed […]

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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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