Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town.


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A man held up a bank on East 86th Street. At 9:46 AM on Saturday, November 9, a man approached the teller window in the bank and passed a note stating, “This is a robbery. I have a gun. Give me large bills.” He also said, “This is for you. Large bills. No dye packs.” The robber then fled the location on foot with $1,825 in cash. He was last seen traveling westbound on East 86th Street toward Lexington Avenue. Police searched the area but couldn’t find the bandit.

Juicy Jack

An unknown perp made unauthorized withdrawals on a woman’s ATM card after stealing her wallet in the subway. At 5:30 PM on Saturday, November 9, a 24-year-old woman entered the Lexington Avenue subway at the 77th Street station and boarded the southbound 6 train. When she got off the train at 59th Street, she received a text from her bank saying that her credit card had been used at an ATM machine. She then looked into her bag and saw that her wallet was missing. She had last seen her Metro Card, credit card, and wallet when she passed through the turnstiles at the 77th Street station. She had not seen or felt a perpetrator steal her wallet. The total amount charged to her credit card was $56. Items stolen were a Juicy wallet, credit and debit cards, and a California driver’s license.

Parking Dispute

A woman was assaulted during a dispute over a parking space. At 3 PM on Monday, November 11, a 29-year-old woman was waiting for a parking spot on East 70th Street. When a spot opened, she started to pull in to park when a 64-year-old man tried to block her way with his vehicle. The woman got out of her car and told the man to move back so she could park. The man replied, “F**k you – I’m not moving!” The woman got back into her car and tried to back into the spot, when the man got out of his car and started banging on her driver’s side window. When the woman opened her door to talk to the man, he punched her twice in the face with his closed fist, causing pain and swelling to the left side of her face. A 41-year-old male witness then grabbed the man and held him until police arrived. The pernicious parker was arrested and charged with assault.

Rental Scam

A man used another man’s personal information to attempt to rent an apartment. At 12 noon on Friday, November 8, a 54-year-old man living on East 77th Street received a call from a real estate broker stating that an unknown person was in possession of the man’s personal information and had attempted to use that information to rent an apartment. The man was further informed that the would-be renter had fraudulent documents falsely identifying him as the 54-year-old. Fortunately, the latter was not at monetary risk, according to his bank’s investigator.

The Long Arms of the Lawless

Someone withdrew funds from a man’s checking account without permission. At 11:50 AM on November 9, a 68-year-old man living on East 65th Street called his bank to find out the balance on his checking account, as there had been a problem with a check getting returned. The man then went to his Chase Bank branch on Third Avenue and was told by a representative that an unknown person had used a withdrawal slip in a Chase Bank in Washington State to withdraw $2,320 and $6,760 from the man’s checking account. The unknown perpetrator had used the victim’s Social Security number and name.

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