Police are looking for a man who robbed an employee of a Dunkin Donuts on the street on Monday, April 16, taking $3,500 of the shop’s money she had with her.
The 26-year-old victim said at about 11:40 a.m. she was at the intersection of East 17th Street and Union Square East on her way to a nearby bank with the business’s proceeds, when a man approached her from behind, asking for directions.
When she turned around, the man pulled out a knife and grabbed a paper bag from the victim’s hand, which contained the $3,500. The mugger then fled into Union Square Park and the victim was uninjured.
Asked if this was being investigated as a possible inside job, a police spokesperson said the department couldn’t speculate on this.
One of three new scooters to be used by public safety officers, along with a fleet of bikes (Photo by Sabina Mollot)
By Sabina Mollot
The Public Safety department of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village invested in a fleet of six new bikes and three new Segway scooters, while also saying goodbye to three of its five SUV trucks.
The shift in transportation methods has a couple of reasons, according to StuyTown Property Services.
The first is to increase visibility of a security presence as a crime deterrent. The other is to make it easier for residents to get to know public safety officers.
The department is also in the midst of instituting a program similar to one being introduced by the 13th Precinct which places officers in very specific areas to act as community liaisons. The idea is to make it easier for neighborhood residents to form relationships with local law enforcement.
Harvey Epstein (right) with an aide at the Stuyvesant Town flea market (Photo by Sabina Mollot)
By Sabina Mollot
On Tuesday, residents of the 74th Assembly District trickled into polling places, almost exclusively to make Harvey Epstein the next Assembly Member.
Epstein, the Democrat nominee who was also running on the Working Families line, obliterated three other candidates with 90.59 percent of the vote, according to unofficial poll results released by the New York City Board of Elections.
All the now-former candidates are residents of the East Village and had run on platforms that included affordable housing and tenant protections. Pagan is a retired entrepreneur and former corrections employee who’s run for office several times. Cooper is an event planner and the vice president of the Albano Republican Club who’s also run for office before. Craig-Williams is a graduate student and longtime Green Party activist who was running for the first time.