Crime Watch

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Station agent assaulted, man charged

A man was arrested on assault charges after he hit an MTA station agent at the Fulton Street station on Saturday, August 12. The agent was giving directions about 3:10 p.m. when a man, later identified as Michael Bozer, hit him in the face, causing the agent, a 55-year-old man, pain and dizziness, police said. Bozer, 52, was arrested soon afterward. There was no word on what prompted the hit.

Robbery on 4 train

At 1 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, a 47-year-old Manhattan woman was riding the northbound 4 strain between Borough Hall and Bowling Green when two men approached her and asked for one dollar. She gave one of the men a dollar, and tehwn one of the men pushed her head and grabbed her wallet from her bag, containing $120. The pair fled up the stairs of the Bowling Green station and police could not locate them. The victim told police she knew the men from Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. She also refused medical attention on the scene.

Crane and Simple

An energetic young man took his photography to new heights. At 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, a 25-year-old man unlawfully entered the Gilbane construction site at 118 Fulton St. and climbed to the top of a 71-story-tall crane to take photos. Andrew Liu was arrested at 9:24 p.m. and charged with burglary.

Balmain Plan

High-end designer jeans proved a costly temptation for a shoplifter. At 7:35 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, a 36-year-old man was seen putting on a pair of designer jeans under his own jeans and attempting to leave the Saks Fifth Avenue store at 250 Vesey St. without paying. The man was stopped and held at the store exit by a store guard and soon found by police to be in possession of burglar tools as well. John Mitchell was arrested August 10 and charged with grand larceny. The jeans, a pair of Balmains, are valued at $1,295.

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