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Subway Mugging

At 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, a 43-year-old Brooklyn man waiting for a southbound J train in the Broad Street station was approached by an unknown man who grabbed him by the neck, threw him to the ground, and punched him several times. The bad guy then grabbed the victim’s wallet and cellphone. Police searched both the station and the area around the station but couldn’t locate the mugger. The man lost $200, a cellphone valued at $150, a wallet worth $30, and MetroCards valued at $15.

Traffic Assault

A Washington, D.C., man was arrested on charges of assaulting a traffic agent after he bumped her with his car following the agent’s traffic order, with which he failed to comply, police said. Melvin F. Sneed, 29, was arrested shortly after the November 7 incident, which happened during afternoon rush hour at the northwest corner of Watts and Varick Streets. The traffic agent, 52, was taken to New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital for treatment.

Suits Him Fine

A man was arrested after ripping off his employer to the tune of more than $20,000. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, a male employee of Suitsupply New York located at 453 Broome Street removed a number of items from inventory and shipped them without payment or permission. The items stolen were 28 suits valued at $20,832. Carlos Hidalgo was arrested November 7 and charged with grand larceny.


Police arrested a man wanted for a pattern of retail store burglaries in Manhattan. At 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, a 52-year-old man entered the Frye Company store at 113 Spring Street and made off with eight Frye handbags valued at $2,704. Jessie Brandon was arrested right after and charged with burglary.

Ex Rolex

At 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 12, a 47-year-old woman took off her $9,000 Rolex inside the Equinox Tribeca gym at 54 Murray Street while she took a shower. She told police she left the shower stall for about five minutes, and when she returned her watch was gone.

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