COPS LOOKING FOR MAN WHO MUGGED WOMAN IN EAST VILLAGE BUILDING
Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman in the elevator of her East Village building.
It was on Thursday, January 14 around 8:45 p.m. when the man confronted the woman in the elevator, simulated a gun and demanded her money. The victim, 27, turned over $150 in cash, which the mugger took and fled the scene.
Police didn’t release the victim’s exact address, but said the building was on East 12th Street and Third Avenue.
The suspect was last seen wearing a dark winter jacket and a dark winter hat.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
NYPD LOOKING FOR PAIR BEHIND FOILED BANK ROBBERY
Cops are asking the public’s assistance identifying two men wanted for trying to rob the M&T Bank located at 95 Madison Avenue. Police said the men approached a teller and demanded money last Thursday at 1 p.m. The teller refused and the suspects fled empty handed. There were no reported injuries.
The first suspect is a black male in his fifties, 5’8” tall, and the second suspect is a black male in his twenties, 5’7” tall. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting TIP577 and their tips to 274637 (CRIMES).
MAN ARRESTED FOR 6 TRAIN ‘GROPING’
Sixty-year-old Hector Collado was arrested for forcible touching in front of 38 East 29th Street on Wednesday at 9:19 a.m. Collado allegedly touched a 27-year-old woman inappropriately while she was on a downtown 6 train. The woman got off the train at East 28th Street and was speaking with a 911 dispatcher when she found two officers in an RMP at East 28th Street and Madison Avenue. One of the officers told the dispatcher that the victim was safely in their custody and they conducted a search of the area with her in the car. They drove about a block to East 29th Street where they saw a man fitting a description of the suspect and the victim immediately identified him.
The victim also said that when she told Collado she was going to call 911, he allegedly said, “You’re going to regret that.”
Collado was additionally charged with assault, menacing and harassment.
‘BURGLAR’ ARRESTED ON EAST 19TH
Police arrested 62-year-old Angel Ortiz for burglary inside 134 East 17th Street last Sunday at 6:16 p.m. The victim told police that she was watching TV in her apartment when she heard noises in her bedroom. She got up to check what it was and said that she saw Ortiz standing there. Ortiz allegedly fled from the apartment out the front door and a witness said that they saw him flee from the building through the cellar door. The witness followed Ortiz to East 19th Street and Irving Place, where police stopped and arrested him.
CLEANING LADY BUSTED FOR ‘THEFT’
Police arrested 53-year-old Belarmina Diaz inside the 13th Precinct last Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. for grand larceny from an apartment on Sixth Avenue between West 19th and 20th Streets. Police said that the victim went on vacation and noticed multiple items of jewelry missing when she returned. Diaz, who the victim employed to clean her apartment and had access to the key, allegedly swiped over $11,000 worth of jewelry from the apartment.
‘DRUNK’ DRIVER ARRESTED ON BROADWAY
Police arrested 21-year-old Chelsea Deritter for intoxicated driving at the corner of Broadway and East 17th Street last Sunday at 5:49 a.m. Police said that Deritter was asleep behind the wheel of a Jeep with her foot on the brake and the vehicle in drive while stopped at a green light at the intersection. Deritter allegedly had an odor of alcohol on her breath and watery eyes. A breathalyzer on the scene resulted in .119.
SENIOR ARRESTED FOR HITTING CAR WITH CANE
Police arrested 75-year-old Robert Wasserman for criminal mischief in front of 48 East 23rd Street last Saturday at 12:09 p.m. Wasserman was waiting for the bus on East 23rd Street when a woman parked her car at the bus stop. Wasserman asked her to move her car so that he could get the bus. When the driver told him that she was waiting for her friend, Wasserman allegedly struck the top of her vehicle with his cane, causing damage. Police said that Wasserman admitted hitting the car. The driver was given a summons for standing in a bus stop.
CIGARETTE ‘ROBBER’ ARRESTED
Police arrested 43-year-old Brian Cox for robbery at East 19th Street and Irving Place last Monday at 9:54 p.m. Police said while in a store, Cox took a pack of cigarettes, hid it and attempted to leave without paying. He also allegedly kicked and pushed passed employees while still in possession of the cigarettes. Police said that he said to the employees, “Don’t make me hurt you,” while he was attempting to get out of the store. Police did not have any additional information about which store was robbed.
‘DRUG DEALER’ ARRESTED AT WEST 29TH AND BROADWAY
Forty-year-old Sanda Sissoko was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana at the corner of West 29th Street and Broadway last Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Police said that Sissoko was selling a ziplock bag of marijuana to a buyer and when he was stopped, he was in possession of 14 ziplock bags of alleged marijuana and five alleged valium pills without a prescription.
YELLING MAN WITH KNIFE ARRESTED
Police arrested 41-year-old Vincent Diehl for weapons possession and menacing in front of 700 Sixth Avenue last Wednesday at 10:43 a.m. Police said that Diehl threatened the victim with a knife, shouting obscenities inside the business. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.
MAN BUSTED FOR KNIFE AND PUBLIC DRINKING ON BROADWAY
Police arrested 24-year-old Lamarana Bah for weapons possession and an unclassified violation in front of 1177 Broadway last Wednesday at 11:25 a.m. Police said that Bah was drinking from a glass bottle of Ciroc coconut vodka on a public sidewalk and when he was searched, he was allegedly in possession of a knife over four inches long.
‘TRESPASSER’ ARRESTED AT EAST 28TH STREET BUILDING
Police arrested 45-year-old Tata Lawlor for possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespass in front of 224 East 28th Street last Wednesday at 11:15 p.m. Police said that she was inside the 17th floor stairwell of the building, where she was not a resident or invited guest. When police searched her, they found that she was in possession of an alleged crack pipe with residue.
VENDORS ARRESTED IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested two people in Union Square for selling merchandise without a license last week.
Mahqmadou Kante, 48, was arrested last Thursday at 6 p.m. in front of 4 Union Square East. Police said that Kante was displaying 10 cell phone cases for $5 each on a public sidewalk while failing to produce a general vendor’s license.
Police said that 47-year-old Morris Wilson was selling more than five flare copters without a DCA license and couldn’t produce one when asked.
Both Wilson and Kante were charged with an unclassified misdemeanor.
MAN BUSTED FOR ‘ASSAULT’ ON WEST 25TH
Police arrested 26-year-old Angelo Luppino for assault in front of 6 West 25th Street last Sunday at 1:02 a.m. Police said that Luppino hit the victim in the head, causing a cut. Police searched the area and apprehended the suspect and said that the victim, who was taken to the NYU Medical Center, required stitches.
MEAT ‘THIEF’ NABBED AT FOOD EMPORIUM
Police arrested 64-year-old William Rodgers for petit larceny and possession of stolen property inside the Food Emporium at 10 Union Square East last Friday at 1:24 p.m. Police said that Rodgers took three packages of meat out of a case in the store and placed the packages in his jacket. He allegedly tried to leave the store without paying for the items.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ‘SPEAKER’ IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 27-year-old William Leather for an unclassified violation inside the Union Square subway station last Wednesday at 9:38 p.m. Police said that Leather was using a sound amplification device in the mezzanine area of the station, creating unnecessary noise while MTA announcements were being made.
MAN BUSTED FOR SELLING ‘LOOSIES’
Fifty-year-old Rodney Jackson for tax law and unlawful peddling in front of 109 East 16th Street last Wednesday at 2:17 p.m. Police said that Jackson was selling loose cigarettes.