WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING PHONE FROM GUARD
Police arrested 28-year-old Antonia Coston for an alleged robbery inside 69 Fifth Avenue on Tuesday, May 21 at 2:40 p.m. Police said that Coston was cleaning an apartment in the building and at the time of the incident, appeared to be inebriated. A security guard in the building told police that Coston snatched his phone from the security desk without permission and when he tried to grab the phone back from her, she allegedly punched him in the face.
Coston allegedly fled the location but the victim said that she returned shortly after to grab her suitcase and police said that she punched him again before leaving for the second time. The victim said that he asked for his phone back multiple times and she didn’t comply but she was caught after police searched the area and police said that the phone was recovered.
Coston was also charged with possession of stolen property.
TEEN ARRESTED FOR PHONE THEFTS AT SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE
Police arrested a teenager last week for multiple thefts from School of the Future at 127 East 22nd Street earlier this year.
One of the victims told police that she left her iPhone X on her desk while she went to use the restroom on February 25 at 2 p.m. and when she returned, the phone was missing. She said that her AirPods had also been taken from her backpack. The teen who was arrested said that he took the phone home for the night but left it on a desk in the classroom the following day.
In another incident, the victim told police that her son was in study hall at the school on February 26 at 2:50 p.m. and his book bag was tossed on the floor. When he picked up his bag to leave, he realized that his cell phone was missing. On March 8, a student reported that he found her son’s pencil case on the floor with the cell phone inside it and gave it to the teen that was arrested. Another student said that the teen who was arrested showed her the stolen cell phone on March 18. The teen who was arrested reportedly told school administration that he had the cell phone and it was given to him by another student.
The teen was charged with grand larceny at the school on Thursday, May 23 at 10:18 p.m. His name is being withheld due to his young age.
TEENS BUSTED IN 7-ELEVEN ROBBERY
Two teenagers were arrested for a robbery from the 7-Eleven at 247 Third Avenue on Saturday, May 25 at 9:34 a.m. The cashier at the store between 20th and 21st Streets told police that the two teens started an argument with him during a transaction and shortly after, one of the teens went behind the counter in an attempt to steal the mrchandise while the other teen stood at the door as a look-out. The cashier said that the teen behind the counter pushed him before both teens fled the location, heading north on Third Avenue while the cashier called 911. The teens were caught in front of 325 Third Avenue. Their names are being withheld due to their young age.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF THROWING BLEACH DURING FIGHT IN KIPS BAY
Police arrested 30-year-old Ashley Elliott for alleged reckless endangerment in front of 235 East 27th Street on Sunday, May 26 at 3:56 p.m. Police said that Elliott got into an argument with the victim in the stairway of 224 East 28th Street and allegedly punched her, chasing her out of the building and into the playground on East 27th Street. Police said that Elliott ran after the victim with a bottle of bleach in her hand and threw it at the victim. Police said that the bleach damaged the victim’s clothing. When Elliott was arrested, police found an alleged crack pipe inside her bag. She was also charged with criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance.
FORMER EMPLOYEE CHARGED FOR OVEN THEFT AT YUM CHA
Police arrested 49-year-old Caco Lam for an alleged theft from Yum Cha at 15 Union Square West on Wednesday, February 20 at 2 p.m. Police said that Lam used to work at the restaurant and allegedly stole restaurant equipment, including an oven. Lam was charged with grand larceny on Thursday, May 23 at 1 p.m.
MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED ASSAULT AT GOODWILL
Police arrested 54-year-old James Wiltshire for an alleged assault inside the Goodwill at 7 West 14th Street on Monday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. Police said that the victim got into an argument with Wiltshire while he was attempting to leave the store and Wiltshire allegedly pushed the victim from behind, then grabbed his shirt collar, causing a visible injury to the victim’s neck.
MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM CAR IN GRAMERCY
Police arrested 47-year-old Adalberto Soto for an alleged theft from a car that was parked at the corner of East 17th Street and Third Avenue on Saturday, May 4 around 5 p.m. Police said that Soto entered the victim’s vehicle without permission and removed property. Soto was charged with grand larceny on Wednesday, May 22 at 11:43 a.m. inside the 13th precinct.
TWO ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT ON EAST 26TH
Police arrested two people involved in a fight in front of 220 East 26th Street on Saturday, May 25 at 8:25 a.m. Police said that 21-year-old Luis Rosas was fighting with 29-year-old Anthony Rivera when Rosas allegedly took Rivera down forcibly, causing a cut above his left eye. A witness told police that Rivera also forcibly took Rosas to the ground, causing minor scratches to his stomach and a complaint of pain to his back. Rivera was taken to Bellevue Hospital for an unknown amount of stitches for the cut above his eye.
MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE PACKAGES
Police arrested 42-year-old Luis Cubero for alleged possession of stolen property at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 25th Street on Thursday, May 23 at 12:07 p.m. Police said that Cubero was rummaging through bags and a package with a return label that reportedly did not belong to him. The property contained prescription medication with a label that was distorted and unreadable but allegedly did not contain Cubero’s name. Police said that Cubero admitted to police that the medication and the property he was rummaging through were not his. He was charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.
MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE PERFUME THEFTS FROM SEPHORA
Police arrested 52-year-old Gary Korzonowski for multiple alleged thefts on Thursday, May 23 at 5 p.m. from multiple Sephora locations. Police said that Korzonowski removed Chanel and other fragrances from the store at 119 Fifth Avenue on April 19 around 1:30 p.m. and on April 28 around 11 a.m. He also removed fragrances from the location on April 25 at 4:21 p.m., April 30 at 5:35 p.m., May 7 at 6:30 p.m., May 8 at 5:10 p.m. and on May 20 at 9:49 a.m.
Korzonowski allegedly stole fragrances from the location at 45 East 17th Street on April 30 at 5:15 p.m. and on May 13 at 1:36 p.m.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF BAG THEFTS AT TJ MAXX
Police arrested 48-year-old Denise Gonzalez for an alleged theft inside TJ Maxx at 620 Sixth Avenue on Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. Police said that Gonzalez went into the store and grabbed purses while her son allegedly clipped the price tags off the bags. Police said that Gonzalez then went to the register and attempted to return the allegedly stolen property. She then left the store but was apprehended by police outside. Gonzalez was charged with petit larceny. Her son was not arrested.