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UPS Store’s Closure Spurs Community Action

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

A mail store on W. 57th Street closed without warning, leaving customers’ packages stranded Businesses come and go in the city with such regularity that usually few people even take notice. But the recent closure of the UPS Store at 331 W.57th Street has not only been noticed by its former customers, it has spawned [&hellip
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Botched iPhone Heist

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A 21-year-old woman from Vermont reported to police that on Tuesday night, April 16th, someone came up from behind her as she was texting a friend and tried to snatch her iPhone. The attempt was unsuccessful and the woman told police she heard the person scream an expletive as he ran northbound on William Street. [&hellip
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Punch and Run

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

A stunned 36-year-old motorist reported to police that on Friday, April 12th, around 1 p.m., an unknown man walked up to the driver’s side window of his vehicle on Fifth Ave. and E.96th Street and asked, “Are you in a rush?” The motorist said the man then punched him in the mouth with a closed [&hellip
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Money, Please

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

On Friday, April 12th, at around 11:50 a.m., a man walked into a large commercial bank on Third Avenue and waited for a window to become available. The 21-year-old bank teller told police the man, wearing one latex glove on his right hand, passed a note to her demanding money. The note reportedly said, “This [&hellip
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Aborted Bank Robbery

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

Two would-be bank robbers might want to take a course in remedial note writing after their attempted robbery failed miserably last Thursday, April 11. At around 3 p.m., two bank tellers at a First Avenue bank reported to police that they were approached by two different men using the same note to demand money. According [&hellip
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