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Police Blotter (Villager, Chelsea Now, Downtown Express), Week of Sept. 19, 2019

Fifth Precinct Restaurant takeout There was a theft in Shoo Shoo, a Mediterranean restaurant at Broome and Mott Sts., earlier this month, police said. On Tues., Sept. 3, around 7:40 p.m., two females and a male, all described as about 18 to 21 years old, took a 33-year-old woman’s unattended purse from inside the eatery. […]

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated Sat., Sept. 14, 4:20 p.m. | The prosecution will try to prove that greed and illegally cutting corners caused the tragic East Village gas explosion more than three years ago that killed two young men and leveled three buildings. Meanwhile, the defense will attempt to shift the blame away from the landlord […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A young man was slashed while waiting for the A train at the 96th St. station early this past Monday morning. The attack occurred while the 21-year-old was in the station around 1:40 a.m. on Sept. 9. Shortly before the attack, the young man had gotten into a dispute with several other […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A Lower East Side bodega was robbed on Wed., Sept. 4, police said. The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. inside Star Convenience Store, at 86 Stanton St., between Allen and Orchard Sts. A 26-year-old man was working behind the store’s counter, when a man approached him, demanded money and slapped him […]

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BY MATT TRACY | A bigot was caught on video lashing out at a gay Jewish man in a Manhattan subway station on Mon., Sept. 9, but that scary moment suddenly turned into a positive opportunity when the victim used the incident to raise awareness about the plight of transgender and gender nonconforming people of color. In […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new Village group, the West Washington Place Block Association, plans to address local crime and other issues like excessive garbage and beautifying the area. The new block association was co-organized by two Washington Place residents, Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of the Strand Book Store, and Rosalind Resnick, who owns and […]

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5th Precinct Subway group attack A man was victimized in a group attack on the subway on Sept. 7, according to police. At 3:40 a.m., a 38-year-old man was on an Uptown D train, when five people approached and demanded his money. The victim refused, and two of the men then started to punch him. […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for armed robbery. According to cops, on Aug. 18, around 9:22 p.m., the man entered a Tobacco ’N Vape at 1171 Second Ave., at E. 62nd St., and demanded money from a store clerk while brandishing a small silver handgun. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with a groping incident in the Union Square subway station earlier this summer, police said. The incident occurred on Wed., July 31, around 4:40 p.m. A 25-year-old woman was exiting the station up a staircase at 14th St., […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | An elderly man was assaulted in the East Village on Wed., Sept. 4, in the early morning, according to police. Around 6:30 a.m., near E. Sixth St. and Avenue D, three teens — two females and a male — approached an 84-year-old man from behind. The male teen then punched the […]

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