Compiled by Amanda Woods
A businessman told police that a Westchester Police Department detective notified him that a car owned by his company was involved in a fatal accident in Hawthorne, N.Y. When the man heard the news, it was the first time he had heard that his car was stolen, he told police. The man is often in and out of the city on business. The Westchester detective later informed the man that his 2010 Mercedes-Benz, worth $75,000, was taken from a Quik Park garage on East 66th Street between Second and Third avenues on June 30, and that the fatal accident occurred on July 8. The man uses the Quik Park as his monthly garage, and he said he had given no one permission to take the car out of the garage. The Westchester Police Department impounded the car and is conducting an investigation.
One incident that took place on Tuesday just after midnight serves as a reminder to always lock your car. A 29-year-old woman said she saw someone enter the unlocked front passenger door of a 29-year-old woman’s silver 2009 Jeep while another man stood nearby, acting as a lookout. The suspect snatched a $500 Tiffany necklace, a Chase debit card and a $100 iPod from the car. None of the items were recovered. Police are looking for 5-foot-11 Caucasian person with straight hair and a white T-shirt—the gender was not specified—and a dark-skinned Hispanic man wearing light blue jeans and a gray tank top in connection with the crime.
A 24-year-old woman told police that she was walking home from the subway station on 86th Street and Lexington Avenue at 10:50 p.m. when a teenage boy displaying a black handgun followed her and grabbed her iPhone from behind. The boy, described as about 5-foot-9 with an Afro, shorts and a white T-shirt, fled north on Park Avenue. The woman said she saw two other black males running eastbound on East 91st Street at the time, but couldn’t see their faces. The iPhone, worth $200, was not recovered.
Street Attack and Robbery
When a 33-year-old woman was walking westbound on East 93rd Street from First to Second Avenue at 2:10 a.m. on Monday, a man, about 5-foot-11, came up behind her, pushed her to the ground and took her $400 orange Coach bag, her keys and her Blackberry phone. The perp then kicked the woman on her right side. She was taken to Metropolitan Hospital to be treated for pain. None of the stolen items were recovered.
Stopped Before BEING Stolen
One attempted burglar was stopped before he could get away with his crime this week. A 22-year-old man was arrested on Monday afternoon after he attempted to sneak items from the Best Buy at Lexington Avenue and East 86th Street and hide them in his jacket. A store asset protection agent spotted the man before he was able to leave the store with a Batman Blu-ray disc, worth $20, and a Beach uncut DVD, worth $80.
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