Police Watch: Teen busted for robbery from taxi, Man nabbed for wallet-snatching

TEEN BUSTED FOR ROBBERY FROM TAXI
Police arrested a teenager for a robbery at the corner of East 27th Street and First Avenue on Thursday, July 4 at 9:11 p.m. A cab driver told police that the teen entered his green taxi through the front passenger door, attempting to punch the driver in the face, and proceeded to grab money from the victim’s front shirt pocket and his cell phone from the car before fleeing on foot. Police said that the teen used to live in the Administration for Children’s Services facility at 492 First Avenue but no longer resides there.

MAN NABBED FOR UNION SQUARE WALLET-SNATCHING
Police arrested 25-year-old Peter Cangelosi for an alleged theft from inside the Union Square subway station at Union Square East and East 14th Street on Tuesday, July 2 at 9:10 p.m. Police said that on June 17 around 11 a.m., Cangelosi allegedly asked for a MetroCard swipe into the station. After the victim swiped him into the subway, Cangelosi allegedly snatched the victim’s wallet from his hand and ran into the station. The victim told police that he chased Cangelosi but lost him inside the station. When the victim contacted his credit card company, he found that there had been multiple attempts to use his card.

Police said that the victim viewed a blind photo array on June 24 and identified Cangelosi as the person who grabbed his wallet and Cangelosi allegedly identified himself on surveillance video from the station. Cangelosi was charged with grand larceny and identity theft.

MAN STABBED BY GIRLFRIEND AT KENMORE HALL
Police arrested a 34-year-old woman for an alleged assault inside Kenmore Hall, an SRO, at 145 East 23rd Street on Sunday, July 7 at 5:49 p.m. Police were responding to a call about an assault with a knife. The suspect’s boyfriend told police that he was talking with the suspect when she became rate and allegedly stabbed him in the left shoulder with a kitchen knife, causing a small cut on his shoulder. The suspect was also charged with menacing. The name of the suspect is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

WOMAN ACCUSED OF SHOPLIFTING FROM PARAGON
Police arrested 45-year-old Ann Driscoll for an alleged theft from inside Paragon Sports at 867 Broadway on Saturday, July 6 at 7:05 p.m. An employee said that he saw Driscoll take items into the fitting room and when she left, he noticed that she was allegedly wearing some of the items that she had brought in with her. She reportedly attempted to leave the store without paying for the items that she was wearing before the employee stopped her. When she was searched, she was also in possession of alleged crack cocaine. Driscoll was charged with petit larceny and possession of a controlled substance.

WOMEN ARRESTED FOR UNION SQUARE FIGHT
Police arrested two women for a fight in Union Square on Wednesday, July 3 at 9:15 p.m. Police said that 31-year-old Veronica Yearwood punched 27-year-old Caprice Hall at Union Square West and East 14th Street. Hall told police that Yearwood approached her and just started punching her. Hall also allegedly punched Yearwood several times. Yearwood said that Hall punched her after Yearwood said, “What’s up?” to her while walking by. Police said that Yearwood and Hall were strangers.

SERVER ARRESTED FOR CHANGING TIP AMOUNT AT CHELSEA BAR
Police arrested 28-year-old Kevin Jones for alleged forgery inside Rare Bar & Grill at 152 West 26th Street on Friday, July 5 at 4:56 p.m. Police said that Jones altered the numbers that the victim wrote in “tip” and “total” on the receipt without permission and for his own financial gain. When he was searched, police found that Jones was in possession of alleged cocaine. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

MAN ACCUSED OF CASING VEHICLES IN NOMAD
Police arrested 33-year-old Baye Niasse for an alleged theft at the corner of West 24th Street and Sixth Avenue on Wednesday, July 3 at 2:59 a.m. Police said that Niasse was casing unoccupied cars and was seen pulling on the door handles, opening one of them and looking inside. Niasse was allegedly also riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. He was charged with petit larceny, an unclassified violation and possession of marijuana.

MAN BUSTED FOR HOME DEPOT BURGLARY
Police arrested 42-year-old Juan Garcia for multiple alleged burglaries from the Home Depot at 40 West 23rd Street on Thursday, July 4 around 11:30 a.m. Police said that Garcia removed merchandise from the shelf and put it into his backpack before he attempted to leave the store without paying. He was stopped outside the store and upon further investigation, police found that Home Depot had a valid trespass notice for him because of previous alleged shoplifting incidents. When Garcia was searched, police found that he was in possession of a small quantity of an alleged controlled substance in addition to a debit card and benefit card that were previously stolen and burglar’s tools.

Police said that on May 12 at 3:41 p.m., Garcia also went into the Home Depot and allegedly removed a Makita combo kit without paying. Garcia had been issued a “no trespass” affidavit on July 30, 2018 after another arrest, prohibiting him from entering all Home Depot locations.

Garcia was also charged with burglar’s tools, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, petit larceny and criminal trespass.

MAN BUSTED FOR SHOPLIFTING
Police arrested 49-year-old Victor Cunningham for an alleged theft inside a store at 620 Sixth Avenue on Tuesday, July 2 at 3:29 p.m. Police said that Cunningham removed property from the store, put it in a backpack and allegedly left the store without paying for the items. When he was searched, police said that he was in possession of an alleged crack pipe. Cunningham was also charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

MAN NABBED FOR DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE
Police arrested 38-year-old Jeremy Rodriguez for allegedly driving with a suspended license at the corner of the FDR and East 23rd Street on Friday, July 5 at 1:29 a.m. Police were conducting vehicle safety checks at the intersection and when Rodriguez was stopped, police found that his license had been suspended.

MAN BUSTED FOR GRAFFITI
Police arrested 21-year-old Justin Lewis for alleged graffiti in front of 2 Gramercy Park West on Friday, July 5 at 8:46 p.m. Police said that Lewis was seen writing on a DOT muni meter with a black permanent marker.

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One thought on “Police Watch: Teen busted for robbery from taxi, Man nabbed for wallet-snatching

  1. “Police said that the teen used to live in the Administration for Children’s Services facility at 492 First Avenue but no longer resides there.” But he knows the area well, it seems. What a joke.

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