The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
Attempted Robber Punches Woman in Face
A violent crook tried to steal an iPad from a Fifth Avenue clothing boutique and punched an employee in the face in order to flee the scene on Nov. 26.
The 41-year-old victim, an employee of Odd Twin between Douglass and Degraw streets, told police that she went outside to put up a sign after she helped a customer find t-shirts. While she was outside, the customer saw a man steal an iPad from behind the counter at around 3:55 p.m. The customer held the crook, described as a black man standing about 5-foot-10 and wearing a black jacket, inside the store for a few minutes before he broke free and ran outside, dropping the iPad. The employee then tried to stop him, but he pushed her down and punched her in the face before running down Degraw Street towards Fourth Avenue.
iPhone Snatch and Dash on Seventh Ave.
A crook snatched a woman’s cellphone from her hands while walking along Seventh Avenue on Nov. 26.
The 48-year-old victim told police that she was walking down Seventh Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, when a man ran up from behind, snatched her iPhone out of her hands and fled at around 8 p.m. The thief, who she could only describe as a man who wore a grey jogging jacket, stood about 5-foot-5 and about 150 lbs., ran north on Seventh Avenue and made a left on Third Street towards Sixth Avenue.
New Employee Forges Checks for Over $1K
A woman forged two checks for over $1,000 from her employer on 14th Street on Nov. 9 and 16.
The owner of Preserv Building Technologies, between Second and Third avenues, told police that one of his employees, a 25-year-old woman who has only worked for him for five weeks, stole, forged and cashed two checks from his company. The woman cashed a total of $1,360 and the victim said that she might have a third check.