Police Watch: Multiple teens arrested for robberies

Police arrested a teenager for a robbery that took place at a store near 150 East 28th Street on Wednesday, December 4 at 10:44 p.m. Police said that the teen removed candy from the store without permission and when an employee told him he had to pay for the items, he displayed a knife and said, “I will stab you.” The teen fled from the store and was stopped in front of the ACS building on First Avenue after police searched the area with the victim. The victim positively identified the teen as the person who had threatened him in his store.

Police arrested two teenagers for a robbery that took place in a park near Lexington Avenue and East 28th Street on Sunday, December 8 at 1:16 p.m. The victim told police that he was walking in the park when the two teens approached him. One of the suspects who was wearing a grey sweatshirt came up close to him while the suspect, wearing a blue sweatshirt, pulled out a yellow knife and said, “Give me everything you have or I’ll cut you.” The victim then gave the suspect his cell phone and fled the scene. Shortly after, he searched the area with police officers and identified the teens, and the suspect with a blue sweatshirt was reportedly in possession of a yellow knife when he was arrested.

Police arrested a 35-year-old man for intoxicated driving in front of 4 West 21st Street on Sunday, December 8 at 1:57 a.m. Officers said that they were standing on the corner of West 21st Street and Fifth Avenue when the suspect approached them and said that he just crashed into a parked vehicle at a parking garage and wanted to file a report. The officers followed him to the nearby parking garage, where they saw the suspect’s car parked near the entrance with damage to his vehicle and another parked vehicle. An employee at the garage told the officers that he saw the suspect get into the car and drive it into the parked vehicle and the suspect also told the officers that he was the one driving. Police said that the suspect had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, was unsteady on his feet and had bloodshot, watery eyes.

Police arrested a 37-year-old woman for an alleged burglary near 247 Third Avenue on Friday, December 6 at 9:35 a.m. Police said that the woman was seen by the building super on video entering the building on the previous day around 11:20 p.m. by following another resident inside. The super told police that she does not live in the building and the video surveillance showed her removing a package from the lobby and taking it to the roof stairwell, where she ate the food in the package. The super called the police at 9 a.m. the next morning because the suspect was still in the building and he reportedly attempted to grab her in front of the building but she dropped her belongings and ran inside the building on Third Avenue, where police stopped her. Police said that there was an item from the stolen packages inside the bag that she had dropped. The woman was also charged with possession of stolen property.

After she was arrested, the suspect was also charged with two additional package thefts. Police said that she gained entry into 310 East 23rd Street by pulling on the door and removed packages. She also reportedly got inside 239 Park Avenue South and removed packages.

Police arrested two 21-year-old men, a 24-year-old woman and a 33-year-old woman for allegedly trespassing in the subway at the 23rd St. F station at Sixth Avenue on Sunday, December 1 at 3:19 a.m. Police said that the four suspects entered and remained in the catwalk of the station in the northeast end of the downtown platform without permission to be there.

Police arrested a 23-year-old woman for alleged drunk driving on Saturday, November 30 at 1:17 a.m. Police said that the woman was seen driving south on Fifth Avenue and allegedly changed lanes without signaling. When she was stopped, police found that she had bloodshot, watery eyes, a flushed face and a moderate smell of alcohol on her breath. The suspect was charged with intoxicated driving and impaired driving.

Police arrested a 44-year-old man for an alleged assault inside 224 East 28th Street on Monday, December 2 at 8:20 a.m. The victim told police that he was at home sleeping when the suspect, who police said is someone that the victim knows, went into his bedroom and started complaining about how boots. The victim said that they started arguing and the suspect then took a metal object from a chair in the room and hit the victim in the back. The victim sustained a small cut on his hand and bruises on his back, in addition to substantial pain on his back.

Police arrested a 26-year-old man for an alleged theft from the Home Depot at 40 West 23rd Street on Saturday, November 30 at 12:58 p.m. Police said that the man took a drill off the shelf and attempted to leave without paying for the item.

Police arrested a 30-year-old woman for alleged theft of services on Sunday, December 1 at 12:18 a.m. inside SideBAR at 118 West 15th Street. Police said that the woman ordered drinks from the bar and consumed them without paying. Police said that she was given several warnings to pay the bill but she allegedly did not have a valid credit card or any other way to pay.

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