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Knife Attack

At 12:43 a.m. on Sunday, April 9, a 45-year-old man slashed his 37-year-old male relative in the abdomen and stabbed him in the buttocks several times with a knife at the southeast corner of West Broadway and West Houston Street, police said. The victim sustained serious physical injury. The assailant fled the scene, but police found him in the area soon after and recovered his knife as well. Walter McCowen was arrested and charged with assault.

Wack Hack

At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7, an 18-year-old man exited a yellow cab in front of 109 Prince St. and then realized that he had left his several items, including an iPad and $500 in cash, in the vehicle. He was able to get in contact with the cabbie and asked for a return of his property. The two met in front of the Trump SoHo hotel at 246 Spring St., but the cabbie only returned the rider’s wallet, passport and Social Security card before fleeing. Together with the cash and iPad Pro, valued at $2,000, the young man is missing a Tumi bag worth $300, an Apple pencil with case valued at $100, and various immigration forms.

Stone Flown

More expensive merchandise walks out of another downtown boutique. Sometime between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, March 24, an unknown person removed merchandise from the Stone Island clothing store at 41 Greene St. Store personnel discovered the items were missing upon completing inventory at the end of the day. The stolen merchandise included a jacket valued at $1,215, and another priced at $958, making a total of $2,173.

Forget Regret

At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, a 72-year-old woman placed her shoulder bag on the floor while speaking to another individual inside the 2 train’s Chambers Street station. After she got on a northbound train she realized that she had left her bag on the platform. She returned as soon as she could, only to find her bag was missing. Other than the missing handbag, she was also out $300 in cash, sunglasses, a makeup bag, keys and other personal items.

Untoward Reward

At 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, a 44-year-old woman was walking at the corner of Church and Leonard Streets when an unknown man approached her and asked for a cigarette. She obligingly opened her purse and handed him one. He then asked for her phone number, which she gave him. She later received a phone call from the man, who told her, “I have your wallet” and asked for a reward. He had apparently already used her charge cards to make purchases totaling just over $200.

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