Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 a.m. — A robbery was reported to cops. In the rear of an apartment building East 174th Street and Hoe Avenue, an 82-year-old man was approached from behind by a man cops have identified. He grabbed the victim, threw him down on the ground and punched him in the mouth before taking his wallet. The elderly victim suffered bruising and pain to the jaw and mouth, but refused medical help.
Wednesday, January 18 at 10:15 a.m. — A grand larceny was reported when a cell phone was stolen in front of 1436 Beach Avenue. The victim, a 47-year-old man, was approached from behind while on a call by two black men who took his phone and fled the scene. Both men are between the ages of 17-years-old and 18-years-old. One was last seen wearing a green jacket and blue jeans. The other was last seen wearing a black jacket and white sweatpants.
Wednesday, January 12 at 4:23 p.m. — A collection box for the poor was ripped off at St. Benedict Church. Police arrested a 30-year-old woman in the incident and charged her with petit larceny. It is alleged that she used an object to remove cash from the locked donation box. Surveillance video from the church was a part of the investigation.
Wednesday, February 8 at 4:24 a.m. — A check-cashing business at 1801 University Avenue was nearly robbed when a man in his twenties walked in and passed a note to a clerk demanding money. The man simulated having a weapon in his hand inside his pocket. The employee refused to turn over any cash and left the window. T
he man police are looking for left the scene. No injuries were reported. The man who approached the window was wearing all black clothing, weighed approximately 190 pounds and was approximately five feet, ten inches tall.