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Bad Guy Foils Good Deed

A Good Samaritan was rewarded with an injury. At 1:45 a.m. on Friday, September 22, a 25-year-old man saw a 33-year-old man taking a wallet from a 22-year-old woman who was sleeping on a northbound 1 train, police said. The 25-year-old then approached the pickpocket and a struggle ensued. The pickpocket grabbed a metal bike chain and lock from the younger man’s bike and hit him in the head, cutting him. The man then fled in an unknown direction at the Chambers Street station with $60 cash he had taken from the woman, plus the bike chain he had snatched from the younger man. Police searched for the assailant but could not locate him.

Apology Declined — Forcibly

Bad blood between two co-workers led to spilled blood. At 8:45 a.m. on Friday, September 22, a 47-year-old man assaulted a 45-year-old man on a construction site at 2 Park Place, stabbing the victim with a knife, cutting the man’s left shoulder. The victim later told police that the previous day the two men had had a verbal dispute, and the day after, when he approached the older man to apologize the latter said, “I don’t want your f*cking hand” before stabbing him. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and the weapon was recovered. Eon Leitch was arrested September 22 and charged with assault.

Police Nab Slasher

There was yet a third slashing incident on that Friday. At 8:05 p.m., a 28-year-old woman was standing outside 195 Broadway on her way home from work when she was approached from behind by a 43-year-old man who said, “Don’t turn around.” The woman did turn to face the man, who slashed her right shoulder with an unknown object, police said. The woman was able to identify her attacker to arriving officers, who arrested Mark Hunter on assault charges.

Jackal and Hides

A burglar made off with some high-end designer leather jackets. At 3:47 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, police responding to a radio call found that the front door of the Jeffrey Rudes store on Greene Street had been forced open. A review of store security footage showed that a man had entered the store and took six leather jackets totaling $21,600 from a clothing rack.

Shower Shock

At 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, a 40-year-old woman placed her watch on a ledge inside the Equinox Tribeca at 54 Murray St. before entering the locker room shower. When she got out of the shower she discovered that her $5,0000 silver Cartier Ballon Bleu was missing. A search of the premises turned up nothing.





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