Police Blotter: Man Arrested at CVS for Shoplifting and Punching Security Guard

Reports from the 78th Precinct.


The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.

Man Arrested at CVS for Shoplifting and Punching a Security Guard 

Police arrested a 30-year-old man for shoplifting and punching a security guard in the face at a Ninth Street pharmacy on Oct. 9.

The 24-year-old security guard told police that the crook came in the to CVS, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, at around 1:30 p.m. The crook then placed $188 worth of Zantac, heartburn medication, into his bag and tried to leave the store without paying. When the security guard stopped him, he punched her in the face and choked her with both hands. Police arrived to the scene and arrested the robber shortly after the incident. 

Cell Phone Snatch on Eighth Ave.

A crook snatched a woman’s cell phone out of her hands while she was texting and walking along Eighth Avenue on Oct. 10.

The 35-year-old victim told police that she was walking up to Eighth Avenue at around 10 p.m. and was texting on her iPhone. Once she got between Lincoln and St. Johns places, a black man walked up from behind and snatched her cell phone from her hands and ran. She did not get a good look at the crook and cannot describe him further.

Burglar Steals iPad and Cash from St. Marks Ave. Home 

A burglar broke into a St. Marks Avenue apartment and stole an iPad and $150 in cash on Oct. 11.

The 37-year-old victim told police that he left for work at around 9 a.m. and locked the door of his apartment, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. But, he did not lock the back window off the fire escape, which was the burglar’s point of entry. When he got back at around 8:30 p.m., he found his front door unlocked and his apartment ransacked. The crook got away with his iPad and $150 in cash. 

Burglar Steals $2K in Jewelry 

A burglar climbed through an 11th Street basement window and stole close to $2,000 in jewelry and cash on Oct. 12.

The victim, who lives between Fourth and Fifth avenues, told police that he left his home at around 9:15 a.m. and did not return until 6 p.m. He also said that he did not lock his basement window, but it was closed with weights holding it down. The crook climbed through the basement window and got away with $250 in cash, $600 in different precious stone earrings, a $500 watch and a $500 locket. 

Two Purse Snatchings at Third Ave Bar

Two purses were stolen from two women while dancing at a Third Avenue bar on Oct. 13. During the first snatching, a thief stole electronics and jewelry from a woman’s purse while she was dancing at the Draft Barn.

The 18-year-old victim told police that she left her purse, worth $200 itself, on a table while she went to the dance floor of the bar, between 12th and 13th streets, at around midnight. When she returned to grab her purse, it was gone. The thief got away with an iPad, a designer wallet, cell phone, passport, $50 in cash, a $400 ring and a scarf.

Another bag was stolen from another table belonging to a Barclays Center employee the same night.

The 20-year-old victim told police that she left her purse in a booth at Draft Bar at around 1 a.m.  When she returned, her wallet was missing. Then, she told police, a fight broke out over he wallet and someone allegedly got stabbed. The thief got away with the victim’s Barclays Center ID, credit cards, two debit cards and a social security card.  

Hugh Jassols November 21, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Who let an 18 & 20 year old in a bar and does the bar have a cabaret license to allow dancing or was there alcohol being served while under aged patrons were allowed into the establishment? This is why Police need to start breaking down on three things in bars 1) no one under 21 2) loud music and dancing in unlicensed bars (look up happy land social club) 3) parents with children in bars while drinking.
rick sanchez November 21, 2012 at 01:50 PM
i wanna party with you, tiger!


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