A man was assaulted on Lexington Avenue. At 10 PM on Friday, October 11, a man returning from work got off the subway at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue and was walking southbound on Lexington between East 77th and East 76th Streets, when two men approached and demanded his wallet and money. The man refused, and the two men assaulted him, causing bruises and lacerations to his face as well as bruises on his chest and arms. A surveillance camera may have captured the incident. No property was taken.
A woman became a victim of identity theft. At 1 PM on Wednesday, October 9, a 53-year-old woman living on East 65th Street realized that she had become a victim of identity theft, when she learned that someone had made unauthorized charges to her prepaid American Express card. Two purchases for $10 and $14.25 were made at Cfc Donuts on Fulton Street in Brooklyn on October 6 and October 4. The perpetrator had also placed an online order for $125 worth of maid services from Universal Maids on October 4 for an address on Warwick Street in Brooklyn, using the name Malinie Brown. The total fraudulent charges came to $149.
Six thousand dollars was withdrawn from a man's bank account without permission or authorization. Sometime between 6 PM on Thursday, September 19 and 5:05 PM on September 25, someone used a fraudulent New York State driver's license containing the personal information of a 45-year-old man living on East 74th Street to withdraw $6,000 at a bank on Second Avenue. The victim discovered the losses when he was retrieving statements. He was informed by the bank that the two withdrawals had been made in person.
Sanitation Worker Assaulted
A sanitation worker was assaulted by two men on East 78th Street. At 7:45 AM on Saturday, October 12, a 29-year-old man punched a 51-year-old sanitation worker in the face with his closed fist, causing pain, swelling, and bleeding to the worker's lips and left cheek. The younger man also took the sanitation worker's cell phone from his hand when the victim tried to call 911. A 23-year-old man also punched and kicked the sanitation worker with his feet and hands. The victim was transported to Lenox Hill hospital to be treated. The two perpetrators were arrested October 12 and charged with assault.
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