Robbery

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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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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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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Knife-Wielding Bike Thief Apprehended by Customers at Cluck’s Chicken on Essex Street

Posted August 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

A would-be bike thief was apprehended at Cluck’s Chicken on Essex Street, then pulled a knife, police said. Last Monday (July 27), the victim parked his electric bike near the entrance and walked to the rear. Soon after, at roughly 2:45pm, there was a commotion as the suspect attempted to make away with the $1,500 […]

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Woman Arrested for Stealing $3,500 of Luxury Bags from Bowery Boutique

Posted April 13, 2020 at 5:03 am

The perpetrator of an early-morning bag heist inside a Bowery boutique earlier this month has been caught, police said. On April 1, at approximately 4:20am, the unidentified female reportedly entered The Hole at 312 Bowery through a side door. Once inside the gallery store, she nabbed three luxury purses valued at $3,500 before fleeing. The suspect […]

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Thief Steals $5K of Tech Equipment from Grand Street Settlement Community Center at Rutgers Houses

Posted April 7, 2020 at 5:05 am

As we’ve seen, the COVID-19 shutdown does not deter crime. Police said that a man broke into, and robbed, the Grand Street Settlement community center at Rutgers Houses this past weekend. The suspect, pictured in the surveillance photo above, stole more than $5,000 worth of computers and equipment. The suspect remains at large. The area community […]

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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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