A man attacked a driver for allegedly
taking his parking spot, police said.
On June 27, at 2:37 p.m., an Upper
East Side man parked his van on
E. 95th St. Right afterward, a man he
did not know approached the van and
claimed that he had been about to park
in the spot.
According to police, the second man,
claiming he had “just stepped away for
a second” from the parking spot, got
irate, grabbed the driver by the shirt
and punched him in the right eye.
The assailant then got into a white
work van and drove off in an unknown
A man working at a fruit stand at the
southwest corner of Second Ave. and
E. 93rd St. was robbed on June 27, according
On that day, at 8:05 p.m., the man
was working when someone came up
from behind him, snatched $300 from
his back pocket and then shoved him to
Police said the thief, who appeared
to be in his late teens, then ran eastbound
toward Third Ave.
The victim was able to get up and
followed the young robber for a short
distance but was unable to catch him.
The man only suffered a small bruise to
the elbow from the incident.
Ice cream thief
A teenager was arrested for stealing
an ice cream from the Rite Aid at
1849 Second Ave., at E. 96th St., police
On June 29, at 6 p.m. a 36-year-old
employee spotted a 15-year-old boy taking
an ice cream from one of the store’s
refrigerators and placing it in his pants.
The youth then tried to walk out of the
store without paying.
According to police, the worker
stopped the boy and took the ice cream
from him at the exit. The boy responded
by punching the employee in the
face and chest. Police arrived shortly
afterward and arrested the minor.
The ice cream was worth $6.
On June 24, a woman reportedly
took off with some candy from the
D’Agostino supermarket at 1074 Lexington
Ave., at E. 76th St.
According to police, at about 4:53
p.m., an employee witnessed a female
take items from the store’s shelves and
place them in her backpack. The employee
tried to stop the woman, who
returned some of the items in her bag
to their respective shelves.
Yet, the shoplifter still attempted
to leave the store with the remaining
items in her bag. When the D’Ag employee
tried to stop her from leaving,
the woman his hand and cut his skin
with her fi ngernails before fl eeing.
She made off with six Hershey’s
chocolate bar packs of six and eight Kit
Kat packs of six.
Noted: Bank robbery
A man robbed a Chase bank at 126
E. 86th. St. by passing a note to the
teller, said police.
On June 24, at about 9:10 a.m., a
man slipped a note to a teller asking for
money. After the teller reportedly gave
the man $1,000, he ran out of the bank
in an unknown direction.
Crime of the Century
The Century 21 at 1972 Broadway,
at W. 66th St., was robbed of $1,946
worth of merchandise one night last
month, police said.
According to police, on June 20, at
about 10 p.m., a woman set off the
store’s security alarms as she tried to
exit the place with a stolen suitcase
fi lled with 60 stolen items, mostly
Two young boys had their cell phones
stolen on June 21, according to the 20th
Cops said the two brothers, ages 13
and 11, were standing outside of 316
W. 71st St. around 4:22 p.m. As they
stood there, a man approached them
from behind and took the 13-year-old’s
cell phone from his hand.
Shortly afterward, the 11-year-old
dropped his cell phone, which the thief,
who was around age 20, quickly picked
up before taking off in an unknown direction.
A delivery truck driver had his belongings
stolen from his vehicle while it
was parked outside of 200 W. 70th St.,
just west of Amsterdam Ave., according
On June 20, at about 11:17 a.m., the
driver stepped out of the truck and left
it unlocked as he made a delivery. When
he returned, he noticed that his wallet
and his red iPhone XS were gone.
Crook dupes seniors with ‘arrested grandson’ scam
Police are asking for the public’s
help in identifying a man
who is possibly scamming older
residents, with at least one of them in
Manhattan so far.
According to police, the fi rst incident
occurred June 2, around 10:30
a.m., when an 82-year-old Queens
resident received a phone call from
a stranger saying that the senior’s
grandson had been arrested. The mysterious
caller told the man he needed
to pay his grandson’s $10,000 legal
fees in cash. The grandfather agreed
to pay the caller outside of the senior’s
A second similar incident occurred
on June 12, at 10 a.m., when
a 93-year-old woman on Manhattan’s
Upper East Side received a phone call
from an unknown male caller stating
that her grandson had been arrested
and she needed to pay his legal fees.
The woman agreed to pay the caller
$9,500 in cash outside of her home
near Madison Ave. and E. 86th St.
The third incident occurred June
15, at 3 p.m., again in Queens, when
a 94-year-old man received a call
from an unknown man stating that is
grandson had been arrested and asking
for legal fees to paid in person and
in cash. The senior man agreed that
the caller could come to his home and
he would pay him $9,500.
Police describe the man wanted for
questioning as between the ages of 20
and 30, and last seen wearing a dark
track suit with animal-print stripes.
Anyone with information is asked
to call the Police Department’s Crime
Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS
(8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA
(74782). Tips can also be submitted
on on the Crime Stoppers Web
COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips
or by texting to 274637 (CRIMES)
then enter TIP577. All tips are strictly
Police say this guy has been scamming seniors.
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