Crime Watch

| 27 Oct 2015 | 11:36


Burglary ArrestAn eyewitness report enabled police to arrest a local burglar. At 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, a woman saw a man attempting to break into a building at 317 E. 91st Street. The witness called 911, and police apprehended the man after he had entered the building and stolen a box belonging to one of the residents, containing property valued at more than $1,000. The 46-year-old man, whom police did not further identify, was arrested and charged with burglary, as well as criminal possession of stolen property and burglary tools.

Muggers ApprehendedAt 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, a 29-year-old man was walking on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street when he was struck in the head multiple times with closed fists by two men, aged 26 and 22, who took his property. Stolen items included sunglasses, a bag and electronics valued at $400. Two plainclothes officers witnessed the incident and managed to apprehend the two muggers, one at 91st Street and First Avenue and the other at 89th Street and Third Avenue, arresting them and charging them with robbery in the second degree and possessing stolen property.

Stool StealAt 1 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, three women left their property on stools at a bar located at 1431 Third Avenue while they went outside the rear of the building to smoke a cigarette. While there were outside, someone entered the premises through the front door and took their belongings valued at more than $1,300. The incident is still being investigated.

Crossed-out CrossoverThieves manage to steal cars even on well-populated thoroughfares. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, a woman parked her blue 2008 Honda CR-V outside 1127 Third Ave. When she returned the following Wednesday, her ride was missing. Parking authorities confirmed that they had not relocated the vehicle. The stolen crossover was valued at $20,000.

Hung Out to CryAt 9:30 p.m. on Sat. , October 17, a woman had hung her handbag on a hook under the bar in a restaurant at 117 E. 60th St. While she was eating, an unknown perpetrator took her wallet from the bag and used her debit card to charge $2,384 worth of merchandise at Bloomingdale’s. Police said an investigation is ongoing.