MAN WANTED FOR STEALING LAPTOPS FROM OFFICES IN FLATIRON
Police are on the lookout for a man they believe to be behind a string of burglaries that occurred in Flatiron and midtown.
The pattern started on Monday, August 10, 2015 when at 7:52 a.m., an unidentified individual entered a building at 114 West 26th Street through the front door and stole laptops from various offices before fleeing.
He headed to The Open Sky at 18 West 18th Street on Thursday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. and again swiped several laptops from an office. There was no forced entry reported.
On Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. an unidentified individual entered The Manhattan Media Management Office at 72 Madison Avenue and took two laptops and an Apple Mac desktop computer from the office without any forced entry reported.
The next building hit was located at 115 Fifth Avenue. There, an intruder broke a glass window and broke office doors to gain entry before fleeing with three laptops on Sunday, December 6, around 5 p.m.
An unidentified individual reportedly entered The Imax building located at 145 West 28th Street through the rear door and stole laptops and other electronic items from an office before fleeing on Friday, December 11 at 8 p.m.
At The Group SJR building at 22 West 21st Street, the burglar got in through the unlocked front door on Tuesday, December 29 at 6:49 p.m. He reportedly stole laptops and electronics items.
On Friday, February 12 at 6:50 p.m. The Reboot building at 152 West 25th Street was broken into by forced entry through the front door before three laptops disappeared from the office.
Police also received reports of an unidentified individual stealing laptops and an iPhone from offices in the 14th Precinct, also known as Midtown South, on various dates in October.
The individual is described as a black man last seen wearing a long-sleeved shirt, black pants, black shoes, a black cap and carrying a book bag. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or logging onto the Crime stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls are strictly confidential.
MAN BUSTED FOR 25 BAGS OF ‘POT’ ON FIRST AVENUE
Police arrested 27-year-old Trevor Hunter for reckless endangerment and possession of marijuana in front of a grocery store at 275 First Avenue last Thursday at 11:57 p.m. Police said that Hunter was operating an electric bicycle recklessly against traffic, going eastbound on a westbound street, and allegedly went through multiple red lights, causing a danger to motorists who had to brake and move out of the way. When police stopped him across the street from Stuyvesant Town and he was searched, he was allegedly in possession of 25 bags of marijuana and eight bags of marijuana candy.