Robbery

Thirsty Customer Robs 7-Eleven on Delancey Street

Posted September 17, 2019 at 5:05 am

A customer of the Delancey Street 7-Eleven robbed the store after not having enough cash for beer, police said. Early yesterday morning, a thirsty crook came up to the counter to pay for a few beers, then stole them anyway. He only had $5 and refused to pay for the other groceries. The suspect then […]

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Masked Men Rob Norfolk Street Boutique at Gunpoint

Posted August 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Two masked men robbed a posh boutique on Norfolk Street this past Sunday afternoon in broad daylight, police said. The gunpoint robbery unfolded as if in a movie storyline. The two men entered Maryam Nassir Zadeh at 123 Norfolk Street shortly after 1:00pm. The first – dressed in black pants, white shirt, and face obscured […]

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Masked Knifeman Crook Robs Orchard Street Pizzeria

Last modified May 28, 2019 at 11:52 am

The unofficial start to summer is here, and Hell Square is already heating up. A dollar pizza joint on Orchard Street was reportedly held up at knifepoint over the holiday weekend. The assailant reportedly entered the seven-year-old 99 Cents Fresh Pizza shortly before 9:30pm on Sunday night. Police say that the masked intruder demanded money after […]

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Whiskey Thief Attacks Owner of Delancey Wine in Botched Heist

Posted April 29, 2019 at 5:08 am

A failed attempt to stew whiskey from a local liquor store ended with a punch to the face of the owner. Police say that an unidentified man entered Delancey Wine (35 Essex Street) on Friday afternoon, and tried the old five-finger discount on a handle of whiskey. The owner chased the thief outside but sustained […]

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Man Mugged by 3 Assailants on Rivington Street Early Saturday Morning

Last modified April 9, 2019 at 12:04 pm

A man was violently mugged near the corner of Allen and Rivington Streets early Saturday morning, police said. Shortly before 1am, the victim was walking on the sidewalk near the shuttered Sauce Restaurant when he was approached by three African American guys. One of the assailants allegedly put the victim in a headlock while the […]

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NYCHA Impersonator Robs, then Burns Elderly Man in Vladek Houses

Posted March 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Police are on the hunt for a man who impersonated a NYCHA employee in order to rob an elderly man in the Vladeck Houses Wednesday afternoon. The suspect exploited this fake identity while knocking at the door of a 73-year-old double amputee. Once inside, he brandished a gun, strongarmed the home health aide into the bathroom, […]

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Layaway Larcenist Shoots Taser in Pawn Shop Robbery on Delancey Street

Posted February 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

A taser-wielding bandit made off with jewelry from a Lower East Side pawn shop Wednesday, police said. Shortly after 5:30pm Wednesday evening, three twenty-something women entered Robin Solid Gold at 132 Delancey Street. One reportedly began arguing with Robin about her jewelry on layaway, when she snatched it from his hands and bolted; her two […]

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Woman Mugged by 2 Men on Clinton Street Friday Night

Posted January 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

A woman was mugged on Clinton Street by two assailants late Friday night, police said. Sources say the victim had been exiting 107 Clinton Street shortly after 10pm when the two thugs asked for some change. After she declined, they pounced, snatching the wallet from her hand. The force of the mugging was enough to […]

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Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Stanton Street Last Week

Posted November 26, 2018 at 5:04 am

Three thugs robbed a man at gunpoint last week near the corner of Essex and Stanton Streets. In the early morning hours of November 20 (Tuesday), the victim had just withdrawn cash from the ATM outside El Nuevo Amanacer (117 Stanton) when the trio approached. One of the assailants reportedly pulled a pistol and said, […]

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Gang Severely Beats, Robs Teenager of His Bike on Clinton Street

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a group of perpetrators wanted in connection with an assault and robbery near the intersection of Clinton and Henry Streets. On October 28, a group of eight to ten young thugs approached a fifteen-year-old boy and pummeled him. One of the attackers – all of whom were […]

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