Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. — A robbery was reported to cops. A 73-year-old man was at an ATM machine and was withdrawing money inside of the lobby of a bank at 349 East 149th Street. A black man wearing a black and purple baseball hat and a black hoodie approached the elderly victim with a boxcutter. He punched the victim several times in the stomach and then stole his cellphone and about $200 in cash. The individual fled on food and was seen carrying a black and red bookbag.
Tuesday, August 15 at 4:45 p.m. — Police received a report of a burglary inside an apartment in a building near 2415 Morris Avenue and East Fordham Road. A main gained entry to a 61-year-old victims apartment by forcing his way in through the front door. Once the individual got inside the apartment, he took a coin collection, a US stamp, two banjos, one electric guitar, two guitar cords and two mini-amplifiers. The total value of the items was $1,370. The victim was on vacation when the burglary happened, and discovered it upon his return weeks later. The individual police believe to be responsible is a Hispanic man who was wearing a blue and white baseball cap and a striped T-shirt.
Friday, August 18 at 8:49 a.m. — Cops got a report of a robbery inside of an apartment building near Southern Boulevard and East 180th Street. A woman knocked on the door posing as an acquaintance of a 55-year-old woman who was a victim. When she opened the door, the woman and two men pushed their way into the apartment. The two men had guns drawn and demanded money. Another victim tried to come to the first victim’s aid. The two men pistol-whipped the second victim who was a 54-year-old man. The group took $900 in cash and fled.
Sunday, September 9 at 10:46 p.m. — Cops are looking for persons of interest in a case of criminal mischief that was anti-Semitic. Three individuals spray painted an anti-Semitic word on the door of a 77-year-old man near West 246th Street and Waldo Avenue. They are described as two light-skinned individuals and one dark-skinned individual. Two had slim builds, while another was heavy-set.
Tuesday, August 31 at 4:22 a.m. – Cops received a report of a burglary that is part of a larger pattern. A male Hispanic with a dark complexion entered a commercial business at 2530 Grand Concourse through the window. Once inside, he took an iPhone and two laptops. He was last seen wearing a dark colored coat, dark colored jeans, black baseball cap, black gloves, colored shoes and a face mask. He is about five feet, five inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.