Crime Watch

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


Compiled by Amanda Woods

Cleaned Out
An unattended laundromat was the target of a burglary this weekend. An employee of Kelly Cleaners, at 253 E. 77th St., told police that someone entered the store through the unlocked front door on Saturday evening, taking $300 in cash and $75 in credit slips. There were no witnesses around and there are no cameras to provide further details.

Dining Duck-Out
One 16-year-old faced the consequences for trying to dine for free. He was arrested after he fled Blockheads Burritos at First Avenue and 74th Street after midnight on Sunday without paying the bill, police said. The teen was also carrying a forged Connecticut driver’s license.

Watch Out
When a 43-year-old man exited a taxi on the northwest corner of Madison Avenue and East 78th Street on Friday night, a man confronted him, saying, “Give me your watch or we’ll cut you.” Suddenly, the offender, along with another suspect, grabbed the man’s arms. The man handed over his $4,000 silver Concord watch to the first robber, who rifled through the man’s pockets and removed his $400 iPhone and a MasterCard from his wallet, police said. The two culprits then threw the man to the ground, causing abrasions to his back and his limbs, before fleeing on foot northbound on Madison Avenue.

Bar Attack
A 22-year-old man told police that he was sitting at the bar at Iggy’s Karaoke Lounge and Grill on Second Avenue between 74th and 75th streets at 1:30 a.m. on Friday when someone asked him, “What are you looking at?” The perp, who was wearing black jeans and a red T-shirt, then punched the man in the face about 12 times and left the bar, the man told police. The man suffered bruising and swelling to his face, for which he was treated at New York Hospital.

Nail Polish Hoarders
Two nail polish robberies, both at Duane Reade stores in the early hours of the morning, struck the Upper East Side on Saturday. The first incident took place at the 1191 2nd Ave. store after 1 a.m., when a man and woman entered the store and snatched about $1,415 worth of OPI and Essie nail polish from the shelf, stuffed it in their bags and fled.

The second incident occurred after 2 a.m. at the 1279 3rd Ave. location, where police reported that a man and woman filled their bags with $1,124 worth of nail polish before escaping the store. The description of the man is the same in both incidents—he was wearing a red baseball hat, blue jeans, a gray T-shirt and red sneakers.

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