Police are looking for help in finding a man who attacked a woman on the Lower East Side yesterday. It happened at around 3 a.m. (Saturday into Sunday), when the victim was followed into the LaGuardia Houses on Cherry Street. According to police, the suspect got in an elevator with a 23-year old woman and tried to rape her. The victim was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, treated and released. The man is believed to be about 5’7″ tall and around 30 years old. At the time of the crime, he was wearing a plaid shirt, jeans and a knit hat. The image you see above was captured by a security camera after the attack. You can watch the video here. If you have information about this incident, call 1-800-577-TIPS.
Police are asking for help in tracking down a suspect wanted in an attempted robbery this past weekend on the Lower East Side. The incident happened Saturday night around 9:55 at the Hilltop Grocery/Bodega at 535 Grand Street (Henry).
According to police, the suspect hit an employee and tried to take money from the cash register. He fled without swiping the money. They describe him as a black male between the ages of 25-30. He’s tall, somewhere between 6’3″ and 6’5″ and was wearing a black leather jacket, brown hoodie, black hat and blue jeans. See the security camera video posted above.
If you have info about this crime, call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. You can also submit a tip by logging onto the NYPD Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting 274637(CRIMES) — enter TIP577.
Police are asking for help in tracking down three suspects accused of beating up a cab driver after refusing to pay their fare. The incident happened Saturday, December 1, at about 4:10 a.m. near Grand and Lewis streets.
The driver picked up the suspects a few minutes earlier at Allen and East Houston streets. Police say the suspects punched the 42-year old cab driver repeatedly, seriously injuring him. They also stole his cell phone. The driver said they took off on Grand Street, heading west.
If you have information about this crime, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Police are looking for help in finding a suspect who pulled out a gun on a 73-year old man in a building on Cherry Street last month. The gunman, believed to be in his 20’s, followed the man into an elevator and asked for money. He ran off when the man said he had nothing to give.
The suspect is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He was wearing a long black hooded coat at the time of the attempted robbery. The incident happened at 300 Cherry Street, inside the LaGuardia public housing complex, near Rutgers Street.
If you have information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Police are asking for help in tracking down a suspect who punched a woman in the face and then stole her purse on the Lower East Side Tuesday. He followed the woman, who is in her mid-20’s, into a building at 50 Allen St (between Grand and Hester), at around 4:20 in the afternoon. The suspect, caught on surveillance video, is thought to be in his mid-30’s. He was wearing a white shirt, jeans and white shows. If you have any info about this crime, contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
Police are looking for help in tracking down a suspect accused of swiping two purses from Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton Street, in early August. According to the Post, the woman was booted from the music club on August 7 because she was drunk. She apparently “made a scene” before moving on to another music club, Piano’s, around the corner on Ludlow Street.
Two women reported their purses had been stolen. They had been hanging on hooks beneath the bar. Police say the suspect is 25 years old. They believe she took at least one purse, a cell phone, a wallet, cash and credit cards. The still image posted above was captured by a surveillance camera at Piano’s at around 1 a.m.
If you can help, Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477).
A woman reported being sexually assaulted by a man who accompanied her to the rooftop of a building on Clinton Street last Friday evening. It happened at about 2:50 a.m. She reported the man was about 5 feet-5 inches tall and about 25 years old. He was wearing a white tank top and jeans.
Following the assault, police say, the suspect fled in an unknown direction. They did not indicate where and under what circumstances the woman met the suspect.
If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
Police are asking for help in locating a suspect wanted in a robbery inside the Canal Street subway station June 22nd. It happened at about 6 p.m. on a southbound R train. The suspect pushed the male victim, punched him and then swiped his iphone. Surveillance video shows the suspect struggling to escape through a turnstile. He’s described as a Hispanic or black man, age 30-35, 5’7″ tall, with a muscular build, slight goatee, and an earring. He was wearing jeans but no shirt. If you have information about this crime, call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Click through to see the video.
The NYPD has released a photo, recorded by an MTA surveillance camera, showing a man suspected in 16 robberies on the Lower East Side and Gramercy in the past couple of months. Police say the man often threatens victims with a knife or gun before stealing personal items, such as cell phones, iPods and wallets.
About half of the late night incidents have happened near East River Park. The first mugging happened May 5 at 205 Avenue C. The suspect swiped a necklace from a 59-year old woman. The robber has also targeted people on FDR Drive, Grand Street, East Houston Street, Montgomery Street, East 10th Street, East 13th Street and 23rd Street. Most recently (July 27), the suspect cornered two teens at 801 East 14th Street. An iPod and iPhone were stolen from the victims.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s; he has a thin mustache and thin beard and was last seen wearing a gray hoody, gray pants and black sneakers.
If you have information about these crimes, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
On Tuesday, a 15-year old boy was robbed at gunpoint on a playground at Madison and Jefferson streets. It happened around 4:45 p.m. Police say a man, probably about 18 or 19, came up to the boy, brandishing a silver gun, and demanding money and a cell phone. Surveillance video (posted above) shows a second suspect, around the same age, acting as a lookout.
The armed suspect is about 5 feet 9 inches and 170 pounds; he was wearing a black hoodie, black pants and a black baseball cap. The other suspect is described as about 5 feet 7 inches, about 150 to 160 pounds; he was wearing a gray hoodie and black baseball cap.
If you have info about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477), or visit the web site, www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
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