A man was arrested for threatening
to stab a Walgreens employee on May
5, according to police.
Cops were called at around 6:15
p.m. when a man whipped out a knife
and threatened to stab an employee, 29,
and her co-workers if they did not stop
following him throughout the store.
According to police, when offi cers
arrived at the location, at 1328 Second
Ave., at E. 71st St., the man stepped toward
the employee while reaching for a
knife in his back pocket.
Offi cers were able to disarm him before
anyone was harmed.
Island Restaurant, at 1305 Madison
Ave., at E. 93rd St., was robbed on May
5, police said.
A roughly 20-year-old man walked
into the place through the front door
around 9:37 a.m. Although Island was
not open for business, the door was
open. He swiped an iPhone 6s worth
about $150, plus $2.50 worth of quarters
from the cash register.
A phone scammer posing as an AppleCare
employee swindled a 70-yearold
woman out of $7,000 on May 20,
According to police, the phony AppleCare
caller convinced the victim
that she had pornography on her computer
and that, in order to get rid of it,
she had to buy GameStop and Google
Play gift cards.
She purchased four GameStop cards
for $500 each and 10 Google Play
cards, also for $500 each.
Police say they are looking for a couple
who attacked a woman and beat her
with a large bottle of orange juice.
On May 21, a customer at Blue Moon
Deli & Grocery, at 1773 First Ave., near
E. 92nd St., turned around and asked a
male customer if she could get him anything
while she was checking out at the
“Bitch, I don’t want you. I got a girl
and don’t look at me,” he reportedly responded.
According to police, the woman tried
to calm down the irate man by saying,
Police say this man stabbed another man after an argument.
“It’s O.K.” and “Not that serious.”
But the woman was then punched in
the face by the man’s girlfriend, who
was standing beside him. The man then
joined in the attack and, at one point,
picked up a large plastic bottle of Tropicana
orange juice and repeatedly hit the
woman over the head with it.
After beating the woman, the couple
snatched her $1,200 iPhone XR from
her hand and $250 from her right front
pants pocket before fl eeing.
When police arrived at the deli, the
victim complained of head pain and
was taken to Metropolitan Hospital
Center by ambulance.
An argument on the street turned
physical at 835 Eighth Ave., between
W. 50th and W. 51st Sts., according to
On Sun., May 19, at 11 p.m., a
56-year-old man got into a dispute with
a man riding an electric scooter. Things
escalated into a physical altercation,
and the scooter rider stabbed the other
man in the abdomen with an unknown
object, causing a small laceration.
The attacker fl ed on his scooter
westbound on 51st St. An E.M.S. ambulance
transported the victim to Bellevue
Hospital in stable condition. Police
released surveillance video of the
suspect, who is described as 20 to 30
years old, and last seen wearing a dark
hoodie and camoufl age pants.
Police say they are looking for a
couple who stole nearly $1,500 worth
of medication from a Duane Reade on
According to police, the pair entered
the chain drugstore’s 4 Amsterdam
Ave. location, at W. 59th St., at
9:09 p.m. and removed $500 worth of
Flonase spray bottles, $320 worth of
bottles of Pepcid AC tabs, $380 worth
of Mucinex DM tabs and $260 worth
Cops say there has been a citywide
pattern of these particular items being
stolen. There is currently a citywide investigation
Century 21 shoplift
A man tried to rob the Century 21
department store at 1972 Broadway, at
W. 66th St., on May 9.
According to police, at 1:20 p.m.,
a 29-year-old man shopping in the
store began switching the tags on expensive
items with cheaper ones and
tried to exit the place’s back door with
$1,141.35 worth of clothing.
The Brooklyn native was stopped by
an employee and returned the goods,
including a $20 Billionaire Boys Club
hat, $340 Versace Collection jacket,
$260 Versace Collection pants, and
two Versace Collection sweaters, one
costing $130 and the other $300. Police
arrested the attempted shoplifter.
A 71-year-old woman had her bag
stolen during a show at Lincoln Center
on May 16.
After taking her seat in the Lincoln
Center Atrium at 7 p.m., the victim
placed her purse on the fl oor to the
left of her feet. About 30 minutes into
the performance, she looked down and
realized the purse was gone. Her $150
sunglasses, along with a wallet containing
multiple credit cards and $4,000 in
cash were taken, along with the $2,000
The next day, a stranger came to the
woman’s building on W. 66th St., and
returned her wallet. The credit cards
were inside but the $4,000 was gone.
A bicycle thief is targeting 100 Freedom
Place, in the Riverside South complex.
On May 11, a resident reported his
$2,000 Cannondale Trail bike missing
from the building’s bike room at 4:30
On May 17, a resident went to the
bike room and noticed his $690 Giant
Express 150 bicycle was damaged
and that his $1,200 Giant Escape N150
bike had been stolen.
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