The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
Police arrested a 54-year-old man after he beat up a bicyclist on Seventh Street on April 29.
The victim said the driver cut him off in the bike lane near Fifth Avenue around 5 p.m., almost hitting him. The cyclist tapped the car to alert the driver that he was too close. The driver stopped, got out of the car and started punching the cyclist in the face, head and body. The biker fell to the ground and the man continued to pummel him. Two witnesses pulled the driver away and he got in his car and sped off.
The biker suffered a bloody nose, bruises and cuts, but refused to go to the hospital after EMTs treated him.
Police later arrested the driver.
A crook stole a backpack of electronics, medication and textbooks from the front seat of a moving truck on Sterling Place on April 26.
The 31-year-old victim told police that he had left his backpack filled with an Apple laptop, two hard drives, prescription medication, textbooks and a Swiss Army knife in the front seat of a U-Haul truck near Fifth Avenue at around 6:05 p.m. He was not sure if the doors were locked.
The victim helped his friend move furniture inside his friend’s new apartment and 20 minutes later, he went back to the truck and his belongings were gone.
Snatched Off the Hook
A thief snatched a woman’s pocketbook from the hook underneath a bar on Fifth Avenue on April 26.
The 36-year-old victim said she was drinking at the , between Garfield Place and Carroll Street, and left her pocketbook on the hook underneath the bar at around 11:30 p.m. When she went to get her purse at 1:30 a.m., it was gone. The thief got away with $400 cash, a bra and a credit card.