TWO WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT BUBBLE TEA SPOT
The NYPD is on the lookout for two men who tried to rob a bubble tea shop in Flatiron.
On Friday, August 11 at 7 p.m., two men entered a Coco bubble tea spot, located at 38 Lexington Avenue and East 24th Street. One of the men approached the counter, simulated a gun with his hand under his sweatshirt and demanded cash from the register. However, they ended up fleeing the location without getting any money.
The first suspect is described as black, 20-30 years old and was last seen wearing a blue head scarf, white hooded sweat jacket, green knapsack, blue jeans and black shoes.
The second suspect is described as white or Hispanic, approximately 20-30 years old and was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, gray hooded sweat jacket, white T-shirt, blue jeans, sneakers and was walking with a cane.
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 for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
THREE WANTED AFTER GUN PULLED AT MURRAY HILL NIGHTCLUB
The NYPD is looking for three men, including one who pulled out a gun, while arguing with a bouncer at Babylon Club at 208 East 34th Street.
During the incident, which police said happened on Sunday, April 23 at 12:10 a.m. three men argued with the bouncer when they were denied entry. This is when one of the men took a firearm from his waistband, racked the slide and displayed it. All three men then fled north on Third Avenue in a burgundy Chevy Suburban. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.
The three men are described as being Asian and in their 20s and all were around six feet tall. One, who was described as being around 230 lbs., was last seen wearing a turban and checkered shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
WOMAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULT ON L TRAIN
Police arrested 28-year-old Lorraine Terry for alleged assault at First Avenue and East 14th Street last Friday at 5:56 a.m. Police said that Terry approached a woman on an L train and began to punch her in the head for no apparent reason, causing the victim pain, redness and swelling.
WOMAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING BUS DRIVER
Police arrested 24-year-old Alisa Lampley for allegedly assaulting a bus driver on the M102 while it was in front of 135 Third Avenue and East 15th Street on August 1 at 4:05 a.m. Police said that surveillance video on the bus showed Lampley yelling at the driver, who told police that Lampley threw her cell phone at her head. Lampley was arrested inside the 13th Precinct last Tuesday at 9 a.m.
MAN BUSTED FOR THEFT FROM PIZZA SHOP
Police arrested 22-year-old Yorman Terrero for allegedly swiping a phone from Bravo Pizza at 115 East 14th Street last Friday at 4 p.m.
Police said that Terrero walked into the pizza place and approached a table where three women were sitting. He then allegedly grabbed an iPhone 6S off a table and ran out of the shop. The phone was found several blocks away with the Find My iPhone app. Police said that the phone had a cracked screen and a chipped body from the suspect allegedly throwing it over a fence and hitting the pavement.
MAN ARRESTED FOR BITING EMS WORKER
Police arrested 26-year-old Lorenzo McLucas for allegedly assaulting a peace officer last Friday at 2:06 a.m. in front of 127 West 25th Street. Police said that an EMS worker was administering aid to McLucas in the back of an ambulance when McLucas intentionally bit the worker, causing pain and a minor cut to his arm.
CHESS PLAYER ARRESTED FOR THEFT OF FELLOW PLAYER’S CLOCK
Sheldon Edmond, 35 was charged with a robbery in Union Square Park that took place on Sunday, August 6. Police said that Edmond and the victim got into an argument when Edmond reportedly pulled out a knife and took a chess clock from the victim’s backpack without permission. Edmond was arrested last Saturday at 8 p.m. inside the 13th Precinct.
WOMEN ACCUSED OF UNLICENSED SERVICES, PROSTITUTION AT SPA
Police arrested three women inside the Cozy Spa at 213 Seventh Avenue last Friday at 6:58 p.m. for offering massages without a license and alleged prostitution.
Thirty-year-old Hong Lin was arrested for an unclassified felony and police said that Lin made an agreement with an undercover detective to provide an unlicensed massage for $100.
Lichao Cheng, 27, was arrested for prostitution in the same spa after allegedly agreeing to have sex with an undercover detective for cash.
Forty-year-old Yuam Gan was charged with an unclassified misdemeanor at the spa for allegedly promoting a number of women in the spa to undercover officers for sex in exchange for cash.
Yelp reports that the spa is now closed.
MAN SLEEPING AT STOP LIGHT ARRESTED
Police arrested 35-year-old Coniah Slade for alleged intoxicated driving at the corner of East 22nd Street and Fifth Avenue last Saturday at 4:20 a.m. Police said that multiple motorists told them that a vehicle was stopped at Fifth Avenue and East 22nd Street at the light and the driver was allegedly sleeping at the wheel. Police said that the light went through six cycles and Slade allegedly sat there for 10 minutes without moving so police went to wake him up. Police said that he showed signs of intoxication.
UBER DRIVER IN DAMAGED CAR ARRESTED
Police arrested 21-year-old Ivan De Jesus at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 20th Street last Saturday at 4:22 a.m. Police said that he was driving north on Sixth Avenue at West 22nd Street and police saw that he had a broken headlight, a flat driver’s side tire, a bent hood, a dented fender and a broken passenger’s side mirror. Police said that he had an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and had bloodshot, watery eyes. He was allegedly driving a car for Uber at the time of his arrest.
ARREST FOR ASSAULT AT THIRD AND EAST 30TH
Police arrested 34-year-old Louis Rivera for assault at the corner of Third Avenue and East 30th Street last Tuesday at 9:01 p.m. The victim told police that he was walking on the sidewalk when he got into an argument with Rivera when he allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing an injury to his left eye. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.
MAN NABBED FOR BROKEN CAR MIRROR
Police arrested 21-year-old Aaron Jatana for criminal mischief last Wednesday at 3:43 a.m. at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 18th Street. A witness told police that he was walking north on Sixth Avenue when he saw Jatana allegedly break a mirror off of a parked Land Rover.
MAN BUSTED FOR CUTTING BIKE LOCK ON EAST 17TH
Police arrested 32-year-old Manny Vargas for burglar’s tools in front of 17 East 17th Street last Friday at 5 p.m. Police said that Vargas was using wire cutters to cut a lock off of a bicycle in front of the location and he was also allegedly in possession of Xanax. He was additionally charged with petit larceny, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.
ARREST FOR HEROIN ON WEST 27TH
Police arrested 29-year-old Ian Alexander for sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance last Friday at 5:04 p.m. in front of 166 West 27th Street. Police said that Alexander was working with other people who were arrested to sell alleged heroin to undercover officers. Alexander was also in possession of additional alleged heroin.