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by jerry danzig

Man robbed, stabbed on 5 train

A man was arrested and his accomplice is being sought in connection with the robbery and stabbing of a 75-year-old Bronx man on a northbound 5 train just before it pulled the Wall Street station on Halloween, police said. The man told police he was approached by the pair, who engaged him in conversation around 10:15 p.m.

The woman, later identified as Scarlet Acuna, 29, snatched the man’s cellphone and stabbed him on the arm, leg and stomach with a knife when he tried to get his phone back, police said. As he continued to fight with the woman, the man, later identified as Steve Beauvior, punched him several times in the face. Acuna and Beauvior fled the train when it pulled in to the Wall Street station. The victim taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was initially listed in serious but stable condition. Beauvior was subsequently apprehended and arrested on robbery charges. Police described Acuna 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and weighing about 170 pounds. She has a tattoo on her forehead and wears long dreadlocks. She was last seen wearing a black sweater with white skulls on its front, green pants and white sneakers.

cab stolen, culprit jumps in river

It takes all kinds, especially in the Big Apple. At 8:40 a.m. on Friday, November 3, a 31-year-old man saw a 28-year-old man get into a taxi sitting in front of 102 North End Avenue, take the driver’s seat and drive away northbound on North End. The driver made a left on Murray Street and a right onto River Terrace before the witness lost sight of the vehicle. Directly after that, another passerby saw the 28-year-old get out of the cab and jump into the Hudson River. The cabjacker was recovered from the water by a New York Water Taxi crew, and the cab Itself was recovered at Murray Street and River Terrace. David Madjrouh was arrested November 3, charged with grand larceny auto, and taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Box Cutter Attack

A teenager became a recent slashing victim as well. At 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, a 17-year-old man was involved in a dispute in front of 106 Fulton Street, when an unidentified person took out a box cutter and slashed him in the right arm, police aid. The slasher then fled southbound on Nassau Street. The victim was taken to New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital conscious and alert.

Wallet Stolen

Someone needs to invent a wallet alarm. At 12:50 p.m. on Friday, November 3, a 35-year-old woman having lunch at Belle Reve on Church Street had her wallet taken from the inside of her seat, she told police. She canceled all her cards but was told by Citibank and Discover that unauthorized charges had been made at 506 Broadway totaling more than $8,000.

Unauthorized Entry

A visitor from Massachusetts found out just how mean our streets can be. A 63-year-old Sherborn, Mass., man returned to his car from a downtown dinner to find that several items had been taken from his 2014 Volkswagen GTI which he had parked on Sixth Ave. near Spring Street. The missing items included two Apple MacBook Pros, each valued at $2,000, hard drives priced at $1,000, a backpack, headphones, and textbooks worth $1,000 and other items. In all, the missing items totaled nearly $7,000 in value. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle. The victim tried to locate his laptops using a phone app and discovered they were possibly in Oyster Bay, N.Y.

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