Police Watch: Teens arrested for theft, Man busted for assault with stick

Police arrested two teenagers for an alleged theft that took place in front of Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Avenue on Wednesday, August 28 at 4:09 a.m. Police said that one of the teenagers removed a wallet from the back pocket of one of the victims. The victim told police that he was holding his friend’s wallet when the teen engaged them in conversation when the teen allegedly pick pocketed him, and both fled south. Police caught both teens inside Asser Levy Park, where the victim’s wallet was recovered. Police said that one of the teens was in possession of the victim’s iPhone, as well as his debit card and two MetroCards. One of the teens was charged with grand larceny and the teen holding the phone and wallet was charged with possession of stolen property. Police said that the teens were residents of the ACS facility.

Police arrested 58-year-old Briuan Bissessar for an alleged assault at the corner of Second Avenue and East 25th Street on Monday, August 26 at 5:36 p.m. The victim told police that Bissessar struck him in the mouth with a wooden stick, causing him physical injury. The victim was removed to the NYU Medical Center for treatment.

Police arrested 25-year-old Gerineldo Acosta for an alleged theft inside the Le Café Coffee inside 407 Park Avenue South on Friday, August 30 at 6:39 p.m. Police said that Acosta went inside the business asking for water when he allegedly stole the tip jar with cash that was on the counter.

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Men wanted for robbery in Chelsea

Robbery suspects

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the two unknown men connection to a robbery that occurred in Chelsea at the end of last month.

It was reported to police that on Sunday, August 25 at 10:50 p.m. opposite 101 West 15th Street, a 21-year-old man was walking at the location when two unknown men approached him and began to punch and kick the victim in his head and body. One of the suspects then removed the victim’s wrist watch and they both fled on foot west bound on 15th Street. EMS responded and transported the victim to Lenox Health Hospital for facial fractures, pain and swelling about to his face. Police said that the value of the watch is estimated at $13,000.

The two individuals are described as Hispanic men, 20-30 years of age. They were both last seen wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regard 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 nypdcrimestoppers.com or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.