BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL
Senior assaulted by teenagersA 68-year-old man reported that he was assault by two teenagers while he was walking home near the rear of 333 West 23rd St. on Friday night. He told police that he was walking about 8:30 p.m. when the two teens approached him and punched him in the face. He said that he dropped his glasses during the altercation and when he retrieved them, he also found a black ZTE cell phone which he thinks may belong to one of the suspects. Surveillance is available at the location, but no arrests have been made.
Housewares stolen from show at JavitsAn employee for Rak Porcelain reported that merchandise had been stolen while the business was participating in the International Restaurant and Food Service show at the Javits Center Tuesday sometime between 5 and 8:30 p.m. The employee said that he packed up his booth at the show’s conclusion and when he returned to collect the items, several of the pieces were missing. After reviewing surveillance footage, he saw that the items were not displaced or discarded but had been intentionally taken and moved off the premises. The suspect got away with vases and other household goods, totaling $275. Police said that the suspect was identified as an employee for another exhibitor, but no arrests have been made.
Man arrested after holding up A trainPolice arrested a 53-year-old man for possession of a controlled substance inside the 14th Street/Eighth Avenue subway station Friday night. Police said that the man prevented an A train from closing its doors by putting his foot in the way about 9:30 p.m. He then yelled, “Where the f--- is it?” while reaching into his pocket. He took out a plastic bag filled with a white powder and displayed it in plain view and he was also in possession of five small bags of marijuana. Police said that the white powder was a controlled substance.
Motorcycle stolen outside MarqueeA 29-year-old man reported that his Ducati motorcycle was stolen from its spot opposite 288 10th Ave. sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday. He told police that he parked the motorcycle across from Marquee Club and when he returned later to retrieve it, the bike was gone. He said that he has parked in that location every Wednesday and Saturday night for the last seven years without incident. He searched the area and checked the tow pound with negative results.
iPad stolenAn iPad Air was stolen from a car that was parked in front of 419 West 17th St. Friday between 2:20 and 3:30 a.m. A 911 caller told police that a man had broken the driver’s side window of a white BMW then fled towards the courtyard towards West 18th Street. The car’s owner wasn’t present at the time of the incident and it was unclear at first if property had been stolen but when police contacted the owner and investigated the incident, they found that the electronic device, valued at $700, had been taken from the vehicle.
Postal employee’s phone stolenA postal employee reported that his iPhone was stolen while he was working inside the post office at 341 Ninth Ave. on Feb. 23 around 7:45 p.m. He told police that he was charging his phone while at work and when he came back to check on it, he found that the phone had been stolen. The phone was later tracked to a housing development in the Bronx. He reported the incident Friday. It was unknown if there were cameras available in the location but no arrests have been made.