The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Subway Mugging for an iPhone
Three thieves beat up a man while he was exiting an F train at the Seventh Avenue subway station and stole his iPhone on July 1.
The 43-year-old victim told police that he was listening to music on his iPhone while he was walking off a southbound F train at around 5:11 a.m. when a man tackled him from behind and punched him in the face repeatedly. The victim’s phone fell to the platform while he was trying to fend off his attacker and two other crooks, two females, grabbed the phone and all three ran up the stairs to the northbound platform, caught a train and were gone. The victim was transported to New York Methodist Hospital with cuts and abrasions to his nose and face.
Van Full of Cash and Checks
A crook broke into a van parked on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway and stole cash, two checks for over $13,000 and two credit cards on June 30.
The victim, who is a vendor at the Grand Army Plaza Farmers Market, parked her 2008 Ford van at 8 a.m. in the vendor-only parking lot on Eastern Parkway. When she returned to her car at 5 p.m., she found that the passenger-side door lock was tampered with and her bag inside was looted. The crook made off with $250 in cash, $13,452 in checks, her driver’s license, a debit and credit card.
Mechanic Garage Heist
A crook stole a car from a mechanics garage on Douglass Street from June 29.
The 57-year-old victim told police that he brought his 1992 green Volvo to his mechanic between Third and Fourth avenues on June 25 at around 4 p.m. The mechanic called him June 29 and told him that his car was stolen in the morning. The mechanic also said that the man’s Volvo was parked in the garage with the car keys inside.