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Police Blotter (Villager, Chelsea Now, Villager Express), Week of May 23, 2019

Fifth Precinct   Killed by cab An 80-year-old woman was struck by a yellow cab at Centre and Broome Sts. on Sat., May 18, around 4:33 p.m. Responding officers found the victim lying in the street with severe head trauma. E.M.S. medics transported her to New York Downtown Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. As […]

BY GABE HERMAN | The death last August of a baby found in the East River beneath the Brooklyn Bridge has now been ruled a homicide, police announced on May 10. The body of a six-month-old boy, Mason Saldana, of the Bronx, was found on Aug. 5 floating in the water near the shore by South […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Police said they are looking for a man in connection with a robbery and criminal sex act that occurred on a subway car in Lower Manhattan. The incident happened on Sun., May 12, at 11:30 p.m., according to police. A 21-year-old woman fell asleep on an uptown R train near the Whitehall […]

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20th Precinct   Makeup job An Upper West Side CVS Pharmacy was robbed of thousands of dollars worth of makeup products. On April 26, at 3 p.m., a man walked into the chain pharmacy at 200 West End Ave., at W. 70th St., and began taking items off the shelves and placing them under his […]

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First Precinct   Cases case The Soho Apple Store was reportedly robbed by four young men on Sun., May 12, at 3:30 p.m. Two employees said that four men tried leaving the store, at 103 Prince St., with 15 $130 iPhone cases with built-in battery packs. When two employees tried to stop them, one of […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Two men were shot during a fight outside S.O.B.’s music club early Thursday morning, police said. According to the New York Post, the suspect, believed to be in his 20s, approached the crowd and started firing bullets around 1:40 a.m. in front of the club, at Varick and Houston Sts. A […]

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First Precinct   Tube toucher Police are searching for a man alleged to have masturbated in the Fulton St. subway station on Sun., April 28, around 8:30 p.m. The purported perv was touching himself on a stairwell landing near the 4/5 platform when a 19-year-old woman walked past him, she told police. He fled in […]

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Midtown North   Art theft   ‘Basket case’ A sculpture was stolen last week from Galeries Bartoux, at 104 Central Park South, police said. On Thurs., April 25, around 4:30 p.m., a man entered the gallery and stole the artwork, valued at $16,000. The sculpture is by the artist Fred Allard and resembles a traditional […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Police are looking for a woman in connection with a theft at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the East Village. The incident occurred Fri., April 12, at the performing-arts space, at 236 E. Third St., between Avenues B and C.   At 8:30 p.m., a woman reportedly walked into the cafe […]

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First Precinct   Shady suspect Police are currently searching for a man accused of stealing $2,810 worth of designer sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut at 157 Spring St. in Soho on Tues., April 16, at 1:45 p.m. The suspect, described as white, around age 30, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 190 pounds, reportedly walked […]

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