By Sabina Mollot
Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with four armed robberies, including a holdup at a bar near Stuyvesant Town.
Police said the suspect, Sanjay McBayne of Carroll Street in Brooklyn, was arrested on Saturday after police received a tip through the Crime Stoppers hotline.
Police said the most recent incident was on Thursday, October 4 at around 2 a.m., when McBayne strolled into Mona’s Bar and Grill at 224 Avenue B between East 13th and 14th Streets, and turned a gun on an employee, demanding cash. After getting away with $700, he allegedly fled towards 14th Street.
The other incidents were all in Brooklyn. From September 26 to October 3, McBayne allegedly hit three businesses, a Duane Reade, Kilo Bravo nightclub and a Metro PCS store. Police said in those three alleged robberies, he approached an employee and then threatened the victim with a gun, netting a total of $815.
McBayne has been charged with four counts of robbery.
Watch theft suspect
By Sabina Mollot
Police are looking for a woman believed to have stolen two designer watches valued at $70,000 from a victim who was staying at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
Police said the thief also took the victim’s wallet, containing credit cards from the room at the hotel, which is located at 2 Lexington Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets. The two watches were Nautilus and Bell Ross.
The suspect is a blonde with tattoos on her right shoulder and arm.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crimestoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Theft suspect at Target
By Sabina Mollot
Police are looking for a thief who stole a Visa credit card from a building on East 13th Street and First Avenue and then spent $327, using the card at Target.
Police released the information this week although the incident occurred on Sunday, September 14 at 8 a.m. Police say the man got into the lobby of the building where the 31-year-old victim lives and took the credit card although it wasn’t clear how he got in or if he swiped the card from a mailbox or an open area where mail was lying around. He then headed to the Target store at East 14th Street and Avenue A.
The suspect is a light-skinned man who appears to be in his 20s and tall. He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, a black tee-shirt with “thumbs up” written on the front and light gray jeans and white 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) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at Nypdcrimestopppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
Posted in 9th Precinct, Crime, East Village, First Avenue
- Tagged 9th Precinct, Avenue A, credit card theft, crime, East Village, First Avenue, larceny, Target, theft
By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly threatening a woman who was inside her car with her infant in Chelsea last week, and he was also charged with reportedly threatening Good Samaritans who attempted to chase him down.
Police said that the 39-year-old victim was sitting in her car while it was parked in front of 136 West 17th Street on Tuesday, September 25 at 3:25 p.m. and was waiting for her 16-month-old daughter to wake up when Gabriel Rodriguez allegedly approached her and threatened her with a knife, reportedly attempting to steal her car.
Two witnesses who attempted to chase Rodriguez down reported that the suspect threatened them with the knife as well.