Crime watch

| 09 Oct 2018 | 11:22


Man Mugged on ChambersAt 8:40 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, a 19-year-old man walking on Chambers Street was approached by man who claimed to have a knife and a gun who said, “Give me something out of this,” according to the account given to police. The man then asked for the young man’s headphones and forced him to withdraw money from an ATM, which the young man did at a nearby McDonald’s, taking out $20 in cash and giving it to the mugger.

Armed Shoplifter ArrestedPolice collared a knife-wielding shoplifter. Just after 6 p.m. on Sept. 27, a 34-year-old man entered the Frye Company store at 113 Spring St. and picked up a brown leather bag on display. Approached by a store employee, the would-be shopper took out large black-and-silver kitchen knife and left the store with the $500 bag. A police officer stopped the suspected shoplifter on nearby Broadway, where he was positively identified by the Frye employee. Justin Gaston was placed under arrest and charged with robbery, police said.

Man arrested after mugging Yet another downtown mugger was nabbed in late September. At 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, a 22-year-old Queens woman passing in front of 175 Franklin St. was accosted by a man in his mid-30s who then took her bag, police said. Both a witness and the victim later identified the mugger to police, and Edward Moore was arrested and charged with robbery.

bank robbed of $5,700At 9 a.m. on Monday, September 24, a 34-year-old man wearing a blonde curly wig and white sunglasses passed a note to a teller inside the Chase Bank at 240 B Greenwich St. which stated, “Stacks of 50’s and 100’s please.” The teller complied and gave the robber $5,700 before the man fled the bank on foot. The teller neglected to press the panic button, and a search of the neighborhood proved fruitless.

shoplifting at Saks Saint Laurent was the designer of the day for three shoplifters recently. At 3:41 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, three men entered the Saks Fifth Avenue store at 225 Liberty St. and took 10 Yves Saint Laurent items worth $5,465 from a table, concealed them and left, fleeing southbound on West Street.