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BY JERRY DANZIG

Slasher Arrested

Police collared a man wanted for a violent assault. At 10:35 a.m. on Friday, December 22, a 42-year-old man approached a 37-year-old man who was moving furniture inside 41 Park Row, pulled out a knife and stabbed him multiple times about neck, head, back and chest. Police later found the knife used in the assault in a water fountain on the building’s seventh floor, while the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital by EMS. The victim told police that he had not had a verbal dispute with his assailant before the incident. Clarence Seabrook was arrested on December 22 and charged with assault.

Chair Assault

An argument led to violence in a popular fast food restaurant. At 4:55 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, a 27-year-old man grabbed a plastic chair and struck a 46-year-old man during an argument inside the Essen restaurant at 100 Broad Street, causing a small cut to the right side of the victim’s neck. The victim refused medical attention at the scene, while the assailant fled westbound on Bridge Street. Police searched the area but couldn’t find the violent “chair man.”

Stolen Motorcycle

Someone ripped off a teenager’s rich ride. At 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 24, a 16-year-old man parked his red-and-white 2017 Honda CRF250L motorcycle in front of his Rector Place home. It was missing when he came out for his bike at 9 a.m. the following morning. A search of the neighborhood turned up nothing. The Honda is valued at $7,000.

You Got the Going Part Right

A quartet of bad guys apparently had their down coat shoplifting — down. At 1:29 p.m. on Saturday, December 23, four men entered the What Goes Around Comes Around store at 351 West Broadway and took four down coats and a fur-trimmed quilted coat, valued at a total of nearly $6,000, and fled. As the four exited the store they broke two glass windows on the front door of the establishment. Officers search for the four but could not locate them.

Subway Sleeper Robbed

A Georgia woman learned the hard way why it pays to remain alert while riding the MTA. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 26, a 33-year-old woman from Atlanta was riding a C train from Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn heading into Manhattan. She was sitting next to one of the train doors with her bag next to her, under her elbow. She fell asleep about 10 minutes after boarding the train. She told police later that she woke up before entering Manhattan, and her bag was still beside her. Unfortunately, when she woke up again at the Chambers Street station she found her bag was gone. The stolen contents included a Nikon camera and lens, a pair of eyeglasses, a laptop computer, headphones, iPad and a bag, all valued at about $4,050.





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