Crime Report: Nasty Knife Fights, a Cyclist Slashing, and Much More

Here’s the latest installment of “Police And Thieves,” The Local’s regular roundup of crime. What follows are the latest reports from Feb. 28 to March 11, sorted by the type of incident. Plus: Our map of all of crime since Jan. 15.

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  • Two men were bloodied during a brawl with eight others on March 2. The two victims told the police they were throwing down at the corner of Third Avenue and East 12th Street at around 12:30 a.m. when the 24-year-old was stabbed four times and the 27-year-old was sliced across the chest. Both were treated at Bellevue Hospital.
  • That same night, another brawl between four guys one block away. The 25- and 26-year-old victims told the police they were in an altercation at around 4:30 a.m. at Third Avenue and East 11th Street. That’s when at least one of the suspects managed to slash the former in the head, and the latter in the hands. Both were treated at Bellevue Hospital. One of the suspects fled on foot, the other took off in a car. A police source said both stabbing incidents involved patrons of Webster Hall.
  • A cyclist was slashed in the face for no apparent reason on March 8. The 22-year-old victim said he was riding on the sidewalk on Avenue D near East 10th Street at around 9:30 p.m. when he was cut from behind.
  • A pair of drinkers beat up the bartender at Doc Holliday’s on March 11. The 39-year-old victim told the police that he spotted a woman walking out of the bar with a beer at around 1:45 a.m. When he told the woman she could not take the booze on the street she smashed the bottle over his head, cutting his forehead. That’s when another bar-goer joined in the melee and started punching the victim in the head. Police arrested both suspects.

Webster HallRoey Ahram Webster Hall

Bad Romance

  • A shady character stole a guy’s laptop after crashing at his apartment on Feb. 19. The 29-year-old victim told the police he met the man at a bar on St. Marks Place at around 3:30 a.m. They went home together, and when the victim awoke his laptop was gone.
  • This one-night stand became an awful morning-after: A 38-year-old man told the police that on March 10 he picked up a girl at a bar and took her home to his apartment on Astor Place. After they parted ways the next day, the man realized his $8,000 watch, which she had been playing with earlier, was gone.

Rough Robberies

  • Two men grabbed a woman’s iPhone from her hand on the corner of St. Marks Place and Second Avenue on March 6 at around 3:35 p.m.
  • Bystanders managed to apprehend a man who snatched a woman’s iPhone right out of her hand on March 11. The 21-year-old victim was at East Fourth Street and Cooper Square at around 9:40 p.m. when the thief struck. The suspect was restrained until the police arrived.
  • A trio of thieves held up a 27-year-old guy at gunpoint on March 5. The victim told the police he was in an apartment on Avenue A between East 11th and 12th Streets with the suspects when one of them flashed a gun and forced him to hand over his debit card and its pin number. The suspect then withdrew cash from a nearby cash machine while his two accomplices stayed with the suspect. When the suspect returned he divided up the money, and then the victim saw the three guys walk into a nearby building.
  • A man was clobbered in the back of the head and robbed on Feb. 24. The 24-year-old victim told the police he was exiting a Chase Bank on Bowery at East First Street at around 5 a.m. when he was clocked. About three hours later, after regaining consciousness, he realized he was missing his credit cards and cellphone. He checked himself into Roosevelt Hospital and a doctor told him he had suffered internal bleeding in the back of his head.
  • As previously reported, a pair of thieves pistol-whipped a guy and stole his cash on March 6. The 35-year-old victim told the police he was leaving his friend’s apartment on East Third Street at around 11:30 p.m. when the pair flashed the gun and began punching him. They then snatched $400 from his wallet and took off running. The victim gave chase, but stopped at East Third Street and First Avenue because he thought the perps fired the gun.

Unattended Items

  • A 28-year-old woman put her bag on top of a pile of other bags at 2A on Feb. 26 and someone stole it. She lost a camera.
  • A man’s iPhone vanished in the 13th Step on March 4. The 25-year-old victim said he snapped a photo in the bar at around 1 a.m. and then put his phone in his back pocket. Two minutes later it was gone.
  • A thief swiped a woman’s wallet from her purse at Via Della Pace on March 5. The 56-year-old victim said she had hung her bag on the back of her chair at around 7:05 p.m. When she went to pay the check her wallet was gone.
  • Stephen Rex Brown An iPhone was stolen from the 13th Step earlier this month.
  • A thief stole a bag at Sutra on Feb. 29. The 39-year-old victim lost her credit card and cash.
  • A thief swiped a woman’s suitcase from the sidewalk on Feb. 24. The 58-year-old victim told the police she had set her bag down by her car on East Third Street between Avenues A and B at around noon. She then moved her car to the opposite side of the street. When she returned her attention to her bag it was gone, along with a camera.
  • Someone stole a man’s coat from the Village Pourhouse on March 3. The 29-year-old victim lost his credit card, as well.
  • A smooth criminal stole a woman’s backpack from the New Phoenix Laundromat on March 7. The 29-year-old victim said she had set her bag down in the Laundromat on First Avenue at around 7:40 p.m. While her back was turned the suspect must have struck — he was captured on video leaving the scene with the bag.
  • A woman shopping for shoes at Aldo had her purse stolen on March 9. The 32-year-old victim said that she had set her bag down at around 4 p.m. while she tried on a pair of shoes. When she went to pick it up it was gone.
  • A purse, coat and camera were stolen from Nublu on March 10 at around 1 a.m.


  • A shoplifter swiped perfume from Bond No. 9 on March 3. A security camera captured the suspect walking into the perfumery near Lafayette Street at around 1:50 p.m. and putting the goods into a plastic bag.
  • A pair of thieves stole jewelry from the New World Order clothing store on Avenue B on March 3. An employee said that one of the suspects attempted to distract her while the other opened a glass case and grabbed the bling.
  • A sacrilegious thief swiped a worshiper’s wallet from St. Mary’s Orthodox Church on March 3. The 40-year-old victim said that he had set his wallet beside him at the church on East Seventh Street at around 6:30 p.m. When he returned his attention to the wallet, containing two credit cards, it was gone. By the time he canceled the cards two separate charges for $485 and $400 had been made.
ourhousebestDaniel Maurer The Village Pourhouse
  • Someone swiped a laptop from La MaMa Galleria on East First Street on March 10. A 33-year-old employee of the gallery said she was showing a customer around at around 1:45 p.m. when she heard the door open. About 15 minutes later she realized her laptop was missing from the front desk.
  • A thief swiped a woman’s wallet while she was shopping in Trader Joe’s on March 7. The 58-year-old victim realized it was missing when she went to buy her groceries at around 4:30 p.m. By the time she cancelled her cards the thief had already bought $284-worth of stuff from Bloomingdale’s.

Bad Sports

  • A gym-rat stole a N.Y.U. student’s cellphone and credit card from a locker on March 6. The 18-year-old victim said he had locked up the locker in the gym on 14th Street at around 6 p.m. When he finished his workout the lock was still there, but his stuff was missing.
  • A thief stole a firefighter’s hockey equipment from his parked car on March 9. The 38-year-old victim said that he parked his car in front of the firehouse on East Second Street at around 5:15 p.m. He then went on a call roughly three hours later. When he returned he noticed that the interior light of his car was on. That’s when he realized his bag, containing his hockey gear, was missing.


  • A burglar stole a laptop and cellphone from an East 11th Street apartment on March 7. The perp likely entered through an open window on the fire escape of the apartment between First and Second Avenues.
  • Someone snatched a bag of clothing and tools from a trailer being used for a movie shoot on March 7. Surveillance footage captured a man walking into the open trailer parked on East Sixth Street near Second Avenue at around 6:30 a.m.
  • Someone stole an iPad from an apartment on Avenue B on March 7. The 40-year-old victim told the police he returned home from work to find the door to his place near East 11th Street open and his Apple gadget missing.
  • A burglar snatched an assortment of electronics from a First Avenue apartment on March 9. The pair of roommates in the apartment near East Ninth Street lost three laptops and a digital camera.
  • An 83-year-old woman’s jewelry was stolen from her East 11th Street apartment on March 10. The victim realized her jewelry was missing from her place between Second and Third Avenues at around 6 p.m.
  • This burglar had such a supple wrist: A crook broke into Amsterdam Billiards on East 11th Street and stole a bunch of quarters from a pinball machine in on March 11.
  • A burglar broke into an East 10th Street apartment on March 11 and stole laptops, watches and jewelry. Police said that the perp must have entered through a window from a neighboring building between First and Second Avenues.