Police Watch: Robbery at Old Navy, Stuy Town trespassers arrested

Old Navy robbery suspect

Old Navy robbery suspect

ROBBERY AT SIXTH AVE. OLD NAVY
Police are looking for a man who slashed another man on the torso and robbed him at the Old Navy store at 610 Sixth Avenue.
Police said the 44-year-old victim had strolled into the store last Friday at 5:20 p.m. when the suspect used an unknown object to cut him before snatching $80 from his pants pocket. The robber then fled in an unknown direction and the victim was taken to Bellevue for his injuries.
Police said that the suspect is a man in his late 20s to early 30s with a light complexion and a beard, and was last seen wearing a two-tones grey sweatshirt, black pants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are strictly confidential.

MEN ARRESTED FOR SLEEPING IN STUY TOWN BUILDING
Police arrested two men for trespassing inside a Stuyvesant Town building and sleeping there last week.
Alberto Benavidez, 63, was arrested for criminal trespass inside 321 Avenue C last Tuesday at 9:25 a.m. Police arrested 36-year-old Michael Crayton for criminal trespass inside the same building last Friday at 7:07 a.m. Police said that both men were sleeping inside the building but there was no further information about how they got inside or which area specifically they were sleeping in.

MAN ARRESTED ON FIRST AVE. FOR PREVIOUS BIKE THEFT
Police arrested 56-year-old Dane Clark in front of 239 First Avenue at East 14th Street last Tuesday after a cop recognized him from surveillance footage as the same man who allegedly swiped a bike on East 26th Street on October 11. Police said that Clark was found in possession of burglar’s tools when he was arrested. He was charged with possession of burglar’s tools, petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

MAN BUSTED FOR GROPING WOMAN ON 14TH ST.
Police arrested 32-year-old Pedro Maldonado for sexual abuse in front of 103 West 14th Street last Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. Police said that Maldonado grabbed and squeezed a woman’s buttocks while she was standing on the sidewalk.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING OFFICER
Police arrested a teenager for assault of a peace officer last Monday at 9:45 a.m. in front of the Good Shepherd residence for girls at 337 East 17th Street. Police said that with the intent to cause a serious injury, the teen kicked an officer in the right knee, causing swelling and pain. No further information was available about what started the dispute. The teen’s name is being withheld due to her age.

MAN THREATENED AT 14TH ST. 1/2/3 STATION
Police are looking for someone who threatened a man in the 14th Street 1/2/3 station last week. The 22-year-old victim told police that he got into an argument with the suspect while waiting for an uptown 1 train at the 14th Street station on October 12 at 3:45 p.m. The suspect then pulled an unknown object out of his backpack and threatened to hit the victim with it, but he fled without injuring the victim. Police described the suspect as a black man approximately 30 years old, 5’7” and 170 pounds with black hair.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

‘DRUNK’ MAN ARRESTED FOR SMASHING WINDOW ON PARK AVENUE SOUTH
Police arrested 29-year-old Gaudencio Ramirez for criminal mischief last Wednesday at 1:20 a.m. in front of 419 Park Avenue South. Police said that Ramirez intentionally punched a glass window at the location, causing it to shatter. Ramirez was allegedly intoxicated and was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he received six stitches to his right thumb.

MAN ARRESTED FOR VANDALISM AT BRC
Police arrested 38-year-old Luis Manual for criminal mischief in front of the Bowery Residents’ Committee shelter at 127 West 25th Street last Wednesday at 2:28 a.m. A community technician at the shelter told police that she heard banging inside the building and when she investigated, she found that Manual was allegedly hitting the light fixture above the bathroom door with a broom, causing damage to the fixture and the bulb. Police said that the bulb was shattered and the light fixture was broken in half.

MEN NABBED FOR SELLING ‘CRACK’ TO UNDERCOVER COPS
Police arrested two people involved in a drug deal near Second Avenue and East 28th Street last Saturday at 5 p.m. Michael Williams, 45, and Timothy Murdock, 51, allegedly sold crack cocaine to undercover police officers. Both men were charged with sale of a controlled substance and Williams, who police said had an additional quantity of crack cocaine and an alleged marijuana cigar on him, was also charged with intent to sell a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Police said that he flailed his arms to prevent being handcuffed and he was additionally charged with resisting arrest. Williams was arrested in front of 459 Second Avenue and Murdock was arrested in front of 236 East 28th Street.

MEN ARRESTED FOR SELLING ‘POT’ ON BROADWAY
Three men were arrested for selling pot on Broadway near West 27th and West 28th Streets in separate incidents last week.
Police arrested 41-year-old Lamin Jobe at the corner of Broadway and West 27th Street last Wednesday at 10:54 a.m. Police said that Jobe was at the corner attempting to sell a bag of alleged marijuana. When he was searched, police found that he was in possession of 17 ziplock bags of alleged marijuana.
Mohamed Sall, 25, was arrested last Thursday at 10:59 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and West 28th Street. Police said that Sall was selling two bags of marijuana to another person who wasn’t arrested and when he was searched, he was found to be in possession of 46 ziplock bags of alleged marijuana.
Thirty-three-year-old Kajole Koonce was arrested at the corner of West 27th Street and Broadway last Saturday at 6:10 p.m. Koonce sold alleged marijuana to an undercover officer and when he was searched, he was in possession of additional quantity marijuana, police said.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER BREAKING INTO CAB ON THIRD AVE.
Police arrested 54-year-old Laroy Fleming after he allegedly got into a cab that didn’t belong to him last Wednesday shortly after midnight. Police said Fleming has been riding a bike while casing a number of cabs that were parked on Third Avenue between East 27th and 28th Street. At one point, cops said, he got off the bike and got into the cab without permission to take something inside.

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