Police Watch: Teens busted for robberies in separate incidents


Police arrested two teenagers in the 13th precinct for multiple robberies that took place at the end of last month.

A man was walking to the 1 train from work on January 23 around 1:35 a.m. when he said that six people approached him, tackled him to the ground and took his phone from his pocket. One of the teens was arrested for the robbery on January 31. Police said that three suspects were caught on February 3, 4 and 5, respectively.

Two of the teens arrested for this robbery were also charged in connection with an incident that took place around 2:30 a.m. on the same day, when police said that the two teens assaulted him and removed his cell phone and wallet from his jacket.


Police arrested a 19-year-old and another teenager involved in a robbery and fight at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 17th Street on Wednesday, February 5 at 2:32 p.m. Police said that the two suspects who were arrested were working with two other people who weren’t arrested, and the group approached the victim’s and got into an argument that escalated into a fight.

The victims said that one of the suspects punched them, causing them to fall to the ground, and the suspect repeatedly kicked them. One of the victims said that he got cuts on his hand, and his knee and jacket had both been slashed by a knife. Another victim said that he was punched in the head while one of the teens was holding a knife, and the victim’s wallet was also taken. A third victim said that one of the suspects wielded a knife at him but slashed his jacket instead. One of the victims said that one of the suspects also took his cell phone. Anti-crime officers at the scene pursued the suspects as they fled from the scene and caught up with two of them.

Police said that two other suspects were not arrested.


Police arrested a teenager for multiple burglaries on Wednesday, February 5 at 12:40 p.m. inside the 13th precinct.

Two teenagers reportedly broke into multiple businesses during the early morning hours of February 5. The suspects allegedly broke into Wok to Walk while the restaurant was closed around 2 a.m. and smashed the cash register, removing money before fleeing. Police said that the teen also broke into the 16 Handles at 428 Third Avenue around 2:50 a.m. and took cash from the register after smashing it. The teen who was arrested also broke in through the front door of the Dunkin Donuts sometime between 2 and 3:10 a.m. and removed cash from the register.

The second teen has not been arrested. 


Police arrested a 38-year-old man for assaulting an employee inside Happy Dogs at 403 First Avenue on Tuesday, February 4 at 3:51 p.m. The victim told police that he was working inside the store when a man he didn’t know came inside and hit him in the forehead and arm with a client’s dog leash, causing minor bruising to his head and nose.


Police arrested a 19-year-old man for an assault at the corner of Broadway and East 18th Street on Wednesday, February 5 at 8:22 p.m. The victim told police that he was nearby ordering food when he overhead three men arguing with women he didn’t know. The victim said that he approached them and told them to leave the women alone when the three man started to punch him in the face, causing injuries to his nose. The suspect was also charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property when police said that he removed store merchandise from a cabinet and left without paying.

The two other suspects involved in the assault weren’t arrested. 


Police arrested a 31-year-old man for multiple burglaries at a building on East 25th Street on Friday, February 7 at 4:17 p.m. Police said that the suspect was seen by the building super trying to get inside the building without permission. Police said that the suspect has previously entered the building and had taken packages not belonging to him. The super pointed the suspect out to police at the northeast corner of East 26th Street and Third Avenue, and he was stopped mid-block on Third Avenue, but he started running from officers, dropping a bag containing merchandise. He was stopped in front of 201 East 29th and the bag he dropped contained stolen merchandise that had been taken from 209 East 25th Street.

Police said that the suspect has also been caught on video surveillance removing multiple packages belonging to several building residents on previous occasions.

The suspect is also currently on parole for robbery. He was also charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property. 


Police arrested a 71-year-old man for obstruction of breath inside an elevator at 14 East 28th Street on Monday, February 3 at 11:59 a.m. The victim, who is in his 50s, told police that the suspect, an acquaintance, put his hand around his throat and squeezed, causing his breathing to become blocked and giving him difficulty swallowing.


Police arrested a 44-year-old man and 35-year-old man for a fight in front of 10 Union Square East on Monday, February 3 at 5:07 p.m. The 35-year-old man told police that the other suspect got in his face and shoved him, wrestling him to the ground and causing scratches on his face. Police said that the 35-year-old man also shoved the 44-year-old man and cut his face as well. The 35-year-old suspect also reportedly had a small bag of marijuana in his pocket. Both were charged with assault and the 35-year-old suspect was also charged with possession of marijuana.


Police arrested a 52-year-old man for criminal mischief inside the L Room Cafe at 41 West 14th Street on Monday, February 3 at 6:40 p.m. The victim told police that the suspect came inside the cafe and after getting into an argument with someone, he intentionally damaged a table by throwing it to the floor.

One thought on “Police Watch: Teens busted for robberies in separate incidents

  1. Town and Village should adopt a consistent policy for the term “teenager” in its crime blotter, as 19 year olds are sometimes reported as “men” or “women” and sometimes as “teenagers”. How about if the suspect is 18 or above, they are a “man” or a “woman”? While they are still technically in their teens, the law says they can vote, enter into contracts, and be tried as adults.

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