Crime Report: A Stabbing, a Box-Cutter Brawl, Train Heists, and More


Here’s the latest installment of “Police And Thieves,” The Local’s regular roundup of crime. What follows are the latest reports from March 26 to April 1, sorted by the type of incident. Plus: Our map of all of crime since Jan. 15.

Stabbings and Slicings

  • Four men stabbed a guy twice on March 28. The victim told the police he was walking on East Seventh Street between Avenue A and Avenue B at around 12:30 a.m. when the quartet grabbed him from behind. He managed to fight off the group, continued walking to a relative’s house on Avenue D and realized he’d been stabbed. The victim was treated at Bellevue Hospital and was expected to live.
  • A guy sliced a 27-year-old’s face and hand with a box-cutter on March 30. The victim and the suspect were in an apartment on Avenue D near East Fifth Street at around 3 p.m. when the fight broke out.

Woes at Webster Hall

Webster HallRoey Ahram Webster Hall.
  • A 19-year-old’s unattended purse was stolen from a couch in the venue on March 30 at around 3:30 a.m.
  • An 18-year-old girl said her iPhone was snatched out of her hand on March 30 in front of the hall at around 3 a.m.
  • Someone smashed a bottle over a 44-year-old’s head on March 30 inside the club. The victim was treated at Bellevue Hospital.
  • A brawl-for-it-all in Webster Hall on April 1 culminated with a guy smashing a coffee pot over the head of a 21-year-old man at around 3:45 a.m. Police arrested a suspect.

Knicks? Not!

  • A man was conned into spending $2,000 on Knicks tickets on March 27. The 27-year-old victim told the police he contacted a woman through Craigslist and gave her $1,000 for a pair of tickets at the corner of First Avenue and East 14th Street. The next day he contacted a man through a different posting on the site and also gave him $1,000 at the same location. He then headed to Madison Square Garden, only to be told at the turnstile that the tickets were forgeries.

Trouble on the Trains

red, Bleecker Street StationMichelle Rick The Bleecker Street station.
  • A thief sliced open a dozing drunkard’s back pocket on the 6 train on March 25. The 21-year-old victim told the police he had passed out on the train at around 3:30 a.m. after a night of drinking. When he got off at the Bleecker Street station he realized his pocket had been cut open and his wallet was gone.
  • Two men robbed a woman as she got off a southbound F train at the Second Avenue stop on March 26. The 32-year-old victim said that as she tried to disembark at around 6 p.m. the pair stood in her way, forcing her to squeeze between them. She then felt a tug on her purse, and by the time she realized her wallet was missing the doors had closed, leaving her with nothing to do but glare at the robbers and shake her head in disgust. By the time she canceled her credit cards over $400 in unauthorized purchases with New Jersey Transit had already been made.
  • A man snatched a woman’s purse as she walked through the turnstile at the Second Avenue subway station on March 30. The 24-year-old victim said the suspect broke the strap on her purse as he grabbed it at around 9:40 p.m.

Street Stickups and Cell Snatches

  • A 22-year-old victim said he was on Avenue D at East Ninth Street at around 3 a.m. when five men approached and ran his pockets. He said he knew one of the suspects.
  • A robber pushed a man to the ground and took $40 from him on March 31. The 42-year-old victim said he’d just left a deli at Avenue C near East 11th Street at around 6:30 a.m. when the stranger made his move. The victim followed the suspect to a nearby building on East Seventh Street, but lost him.
  • A robber clocked a woman in the face and took her cellphone on March 31. The 37-year-old victim told the police she was at the corner of First Avenue and East Sixth Street at around 3:40 p.m. when the man grabbed her phone and fled into the Village View courtyard nearby. The victim showed no signs of injury.
  • A thief snatched a woman’s iPhone out of her hand on March 28 while she stood near the corner of Fourth Avenue and East 10th Street at around 8:15 p.m.

Family Feud

  • A relative of a 56-year-old woman stole her credit cards and necklace while she was being treated at Beth Israel hospital on Feb 4. The victim, who lives on East Third Street between Bowery and Second Avenue, said that while in the hospital she was notified of the unauthorized usage on her card. She later confronted her relative and he fessed up to the crime.
Cooper Union, East Village, New York City 2Vivienne Gucwa Cooper Union.

Swiped Stuff

  • Someone stole a Cooper Union student’s Macbook on March 27. The 22-year-old victim told the police he left the computer unattended in the lab in the new building at Cooper Square and East Seventh Street for around a half-hour at 5 p.m.
  • A woman realized her wallet was missing as she tried to enter Phebe’s on March 31 at around 12:30 a.m.
  • A 24-year-old woman’s purse was stolen at Ray’s Pizza on March 31 when she went to grab a napkin at around 2 p.m. She lost an iPhone and credit cards.
  • A woman’s unattended purse was stolen from The Black Market on March 30.

Burglars Thwarted

  • A couple caught a pair of would-be burglars trying to break into their apartment on March 26. The 24-year-old woman who lives in the building on St. Marks between Second and Third Avenues told the police she and her boyfriend saw the suspects sneaking in through a fire escape window at 8:05 a.m. Her boyfriend gave chase, but they escaped.

Grand Larceny Autos

  • A Honda motorcycle was stolen from Avenue C between East Second and Third Streets on March 19.
  • A Yamaha motorcycle vanished from East 13th Street between First and Second Avenues on March 31.
  • A Mazda was stolen from the Edison Park parking lot on Lafayette Street at Great Jones Street on March 30.

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