Crime Watch

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by jerry danzig

Knife Assault

At 9:50 p.m. on Friday, April 21, a 37-year-old man was walking at the southwest corner of Bridge and Whitehall Streets when an unknown man approached him from behind displaying a small blade. The man with the knife attacked the other, stabbing and cutting him. The attacker then fled in an unknown direction. Police searched the area but couldn’t locate the assailant. The victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he police described him as being in stable condition.

Irate Passenger

Apparently, one subway passenger didn’t like a conductor’s answer to his question. At 15 minutes after midnight on Saturday, April 22, a 47-year-old man approached the conductor of a southbound E train sitting in the Chambers Street/World Trade Center station, asking him, “How do I get to Jay Street?” For reasons that are unclear, the passenger punched the conductor in the face. Darren Scruggs, was arrested and charged with assault.

Coat Wreck

At 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, a 36-year-old man and his friend were attending a gathering with other friends in Paul’s Casablanca bar located at 305 Spring St. The man and his buddy put their jackets in the coat check room. When the 36-year-old went to get his jacket later, he found it was missing. The stolen jacket was a St. Laurent leather jacket valued at $6,000, along with St. Laurent eyewear priced at $350, and a hooded sweater of no specified value, making a total stolen of $6,350.

Awesome Arrest

At 7:08 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, a 30-year-old man removed a pair of pants from a store shelf in the Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store at 250 Vesey St. He concealed the pants on his person and attempted to leave the store without paying. The stolen pants were valued at $1,275. Michael Awe was subsequently arrested and charged with grand larceny.

Requesting Additional Assistance

It’s too bad a bike’s electrical assist feature didn’t include a robber-thwarting force field. At 9 a.m. on Monday, April 17, a man chained his bike to the scaffolding in front of 1 Water St., One New York Plaza. When he returned at 5 p.m., he found his ride was gone. The stolen vehicle was an electric assist bike valued at $1,325.

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