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Attack on Motorist and His Vehicle

A man was arrested after striking a driver and then his vehicle. At 9:35 p.m. on Monday, April 23, a 47-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle in front of 53 Greene St. when a 28-year-old man came up and struck him with a metal soda can wrapped in a plastic bag, bruising the victim’s head, according to police. The assailant then struck the vehicle’s driver-side taillight, cracking it. Anthony Bailey was subsequently arrested and charged with assault. The taillight was valued at $400.

Gold Strike

It Sometime between 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 and 8:30 the following morning, unknown perpetrators broke the front window of the Cass Lilien Jewelry store at 24 Harrison St. They then entered the store and took several items of jewelry worth a total of nearly $6,000. Police searched the neighborhood but couldn’t locate the thieves or their booty. The items stolen included a Victorian gold fob, gold chains with pins, a gold chain with a drop, a 14-karat gold necklace, and other gold pieces with a total value of $5,700.

Cigarette Case

Apparently, a local convenience store needs to store their cigarettes more securely. At 12:22 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, two individuals walked into the 7-Eleven store at 140 Church St. One of the pair started arguing with a store employee while the other went behind the counter and took a box of cigarettes containing 15 cartons, valued at $2,208. Both persons then left on foot, heading in an unknown direction.

E-bike Stolen

Electric cars may be all the rage, but electric bicycles have their admirers too. At 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, a 27-year-old man parked his e-bike on the sidewalk in front of 249 Hudson St. When he returned 45 minutes later his two-wheeler was gone. The bike was equipped with a GPS device that showed the vehicle later turned up at 15 Berkeley Place in Brooklyn. Police searched that neighborhood but couldn’t find the bike. The stolen vehicle was a blue/black Arrow e-bike valued at $1,550.

Calling All Caravans

Police request the public’s assistance in locating a shoplifter or the van used in fleeing. At 4:04 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, an individual entered the Christian Dior boutique at 105 Greene St., took designer garments worth $7,100 off the shelf, and took off in a red Dodge Caravan bearing New York plates GHR7962. Police searched the neighborhood but couldn’t find the thief or the red Caravan.

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