Police Blotter

40 Precinct

Friday, April 14 at 1:00 a.m. — A burglary was reported after someone entered a laundromat at 675 Morris Avenue. The person tried to gain access to cash register, but failed to break its lock.. The black man, who was between 18-years-old and 25-years-old, damaged security cameras at the location and other store property by spraying a fire extinguisher before fleeing the scene. The man was wearing a black T-shirt with the words ‘Not Today’ on the front, along with black sneakers and gray pants.

41 Precinct

Tuesday, March 21 at 12:01 a.m. — An assault and robbery took place as a police’s ‘person of interest’ boarded a subway train at Longwood Avenue and approached a 23-year-old woman, who had boarded the train at another station. The person, a 47-year-old black man, punched the victim in the face several times and stole her wallet. The wallet had $500. The man fled the train at the East 149th Street station and the victim, who was suffering from facial swelling and pain, was treated by EMS. She refused further medical attention.

42 Precinct

Thursday, March 16 at 3:29 p.m. — A male Hispanic entered a pharmacy at 1767 Southern Boulevard through a side entrance, took an elevator to the basement, and stole about $3,675 worth of products from the store. He was in his thirties and had a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a tan skull cap, black sneakers, black hooded jacket and black jeans.

45 Precinct

Saturday, March 25 at 4:20 a.m. — A 28-year-old man who fell asleep on the train was in for a ‘rude awakening’ when it arrived at Pelham Bay Station. As he awoke, he found a person removing a cellphone from his front pants pockets. The victim resisted and demanded the phone back and a struggle happened. Cops’ ‘person of interest’ punched and kicked the victim on the back and on his legs.

As the struggle went on, the person took the victim’s wallet from his rear pants pocket. While this was occurring, the victim caused the individual to drop his own cellphone. Once the doors opened and the train was completely in the station, the individual fled the scene with the victim’s cellphone and wallet which contained around $15. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Sunday, April 9 at 7:50 p.m. — Two people entered a cellular store in a Co-op City mall and moved three employees to the rear of the store at gunpoint. They forced the employees to open a safe that contained electronics and took the merchandise. They then zip tied the employees and fled the location. The people involved in the robbery got over 280 items from the store, including iPhones, iPads and smart watches.

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