Police Watch: Man busted for strangling pregnant girlfriend, Man arrested for multiple burglaries

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STRANGLING PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND IN MATERNITY WARD
Police arrested 25-year-old Malcolm Rawlinson for strangulation inside Bellevue Hospital last Thursday at 7:45 a.m. Police said that the victim was in the maternity ward with her boyfriend, who is the father of her unborn child, when Rawlinson allegedly struck her in the face and strangled her. She suffered pain and bruising to her face and a sore throat. Rawlinson also allegedly stole the woman’s wallet and phone.
According to the district attorney, Rawlinson pleaded guilty to criminal obstruction of breathing. He was released on his own recognizance, although a temporary order of protection has been issued. He has not been sentenced yet.

MAN BUSTED FOR BURGLARIES THROUGHOUT MANHATTAN
Abraham Cruz, 44, was charged in connection with a burglary in July that took place inside Lahori Kabab at 122 Lexington Avenue after he was arrested for a burglary on the Upper West Side earlier this month. The owner of the kabab place told police that he closed up his business at 4 a.m. on July 2 and all the surveillance cameras were in working order, but when he returned later in the morning, he found that the cameras had been tampered with and both the recording system for the surveillance equipment and the cash register were both missing from the restaurant. Police said that the cash register turned up in a dumpster nearby and a fingerprint lifted from one of the surveillance cameras allegedly matched Cruz.
Cruz was arrested for the July incident at the 13th Precinct last Saturday, and police said that Cruz was connected to a number of other burglaries through his fingerprints, including two incidents on the Upper East and West Sides during the summer. The most recent incident was a burglary on West 91st Street on October 2 where he was caught on surveillance video allegedly stealing bicycles from the basement of the building.

ROBBERS THROW ELDERLY WOMAN TO THE GROUND IN MURRAY HILL
Police are looking for a male and female robbery duo who threw the 82-year-old victim to the ground and snatched her purse in Murray Hill. The pair could be seen doing this on surveillance footage in front of 36 East 36th Street on Wednesday, October 5 at 9:35 p.m. The victim’s handbag reportedly contained a wallet, $200 in cash, the victim’s keys, ID, a flip phone and credit cards.
The suspects allegedly fled east on East 36th Street, and police said that they could be seen fleeing past 220 Madison Avenue across from the Morgan Library at East 37th Street shortly after the incident. Police said that the victim suffered a split lip, a chipped tooth and bruises on her leg and arm, but she refused medical attention at the scene.
Police said that the male suspect, who was carrying a large black and white backpack, is about 17 years old, is black and has cornrows. The female suspect is black and has long red hair.
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 log onto nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

MAN WANTED FOR THEFTS IN GRAMERCY AND MIDTOWN
Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with recent thefts in Gramercy and Midtown.
The most recent incident took place on Tuesday, September 13 when the suspect allegedly swiped a 25-year-old woman’s bag from the floor while she was sitting inside Roast Kitchen Restaurant at 870 Broadway near Union Square around 1:05 p.m.
The suspect also reportedly stole a purse from a chair inside Barilla Restaurant at 1290 Sixth Avenue at West 51st Street on Tuesday, July 5 around 12:30 p.m. Police said that the bag belonged to a 27-year-old woman and the purse contained credit cards and a passport.
The individual is described as a bald black man who was last seen wearing a light blue dress shirt, black dress pants and black shoes.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FAKE CHECK
Police arrested 22-year-old Tyaziah Gold for forgery inside the TD Bank at 655 Sixth Avenue last Wednesday at 5:04 p.m. Police said that Gold walked into the bank with an allegedly fraudulent check and a fake New Jersey license and attempted to open an account to deposit the fraudulent check. Police said that the fraudulent check had the company name “Revolution Foods” and a bank employee was able to determine that the check was fake by comparing it to other checks from the company.

MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM THE GAP
Forty-year-old Mutlu Gondogdu was arrested after he strolled into The Gap last Friday and allegedly strolled out wearing a jacket he didn’t pay for. Police said that Gondogdu started walking towards Seventh Avenue when the employee at the 122 Fifth Avenue store called them. An officer from the 10th Precinct followed and eventually apprehended the suspect in front of 126 Seventh Avenue. He was held there until officers from the 13th precinct arrived.

PAIR NABBED FOR ASSAULT IN UNION SQUARE
Police arrested 23-year-old Isaiah McLean and 29-year-old Lanaya Smith for assault at the corner of East 16th Street and Union Square East last Saturday at 12:14 a.m. Police said that McLean and Smith punched the victim in the face multiple times, causing swelling and a cut. No further information was available about the cause of the argument.

SENIOR BUSTED FOR SHOPLIFTING AT STUYVESANT TOWN ASSOCIATED
Police arrested 65-year-old William Rodgers for petit larceny and possession of stolen property inside the Stuy Town Associated at 409 East 14th Street last Saturday at 1:22 p.m. Police said that Rodgers took items from the store without permission and attempted to leave the store without paying. He allegedly concealed the items inside his walker’s compartment.

VENDOR BUSTED FOR PEEING ON STREET, POSSESSION OF HYPODERMIC NEEDLE
Police arrested 48-year-old Rosario Lawlor for an unclassified misdemeanor in front of 409 Third Avenue last Wednesday at 1:33 p.m. Lawlor was allegedly vending merchandise from a commercial hand truck on a public street without a vendor’s license or tax ID. Police said that he also urinated on a public street. He was allegedly in possession of a straight blade, a hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument, possession of drug paraphernalia, weapons possession and an unclassified violation.

MAN BUSTED FOR TRESPASSING
Police arrested 44-year-old Martin Negron for criminal trespass inside 224 East 28th Street last Tuesday at 8:59 p.m. Police said that Negron wasn’t a resident of the building and was not conducting any legitimate business there. When he was searched, police found that he was in possession of multiple gravity knives and an alleged controlled substance. Police later discovered that he had allegedly stolen merchandise from the Duane Reade at 401 Park Avenue South on September 23. He was also charged with petit larceny, weapons possession and possession of a controlled substance.

MAN BUSTED FOR TRESPASSING
Police arrested 44-year-old Martin Negron for criminal trespass inside 224 East 28th Street last Tuesday at 8:59 p.m. Police said that Negron wasn’t a resident of the building and was not visiting anyone. When he was searched, police found that he was in possession of multiple gravity knives and an alleged controlled substance. Police later discovered that he had allegedly stolen merchandise from the Duane Reade at 401 Park Avenue South on September 23. He was also charged with petit larceny, weapons possession and possession of a controlled substance.

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