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Police Blotter (Manhattan Express), Week of Aug. 22, 2019

19th precinct  Assault and pepper Two men stealing purses from Designer Revival, at 324 E. 81st St., sprayed an employee with an unknown substance before hitting her with a bag, police said.  On Aug. 6, around 5:30 p.m., a 23-year-old employee reportedly opened a display case at the luxury handbag store to show two potential […]

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Police said a group of young toughs have been mugging solitary males in the early-morning hours in the Downtown area and also on the Upper West Side and in Central Park. In one of the Downtown incidents, on Fri., Aug. 2, around 3:50 a.m., the 22-year-old male victim was walking near […]

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 Q Train sexual abuse There was a sexual assault on the Q train at Union Square early on the morning of Wed., Aug. 7, police said. Around 4:20 a.m., on a Downtown Q train, a woman, 47, who had fallen asleep, awoke when a man touched her right shoulder with his exposed penis. When the […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | A delivery guy was robbed of his bicycle at gunpoint in the Chinatown area on Thurs., July 25, police said. Around 9:45 p.m., the victim was approached in front of 120 Walker St. by a male and female who demanded his bike while displaying a silver firearm. The female rode off with […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Police said they had made an arrest Saturday morning of a homeless man in connection with Friday’s incidents where two rice cookers were left in the Fulton St. subway station and another one was left in Chelsea. Larry Griffin, 26, originally from West Virginia, was collared in a Bronx apartment after […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A teenager has been arrested for the killing of a man that took place in Central Park earlier this month. Brayan Suazo, a 19-year-old from Washington Heights, was arrested on Fri., Aug. 9, and is facing murder and robbery charges, according to police. Officers received a complaint of an unconscious man near […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | A Chelsea woman died of her injuries on Tuesday after being hit by a turning pickup truck three days earlier. Police said Melissa McClure, 67, of 117 W. 15th St., and another woman, age 59, were crossing W. 15th St. at Sixth Ave., in the west crosswalk, from north to south, on […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A 78-year-old man was robbed in the East Village on Mon., Aug. 12, police said. Around 3:40 p.m., the victim was sitting outside near the corner of E. Fifth St. and Avenue D, when a man walked up to him from behind and snatched two chains from his neck. The robber […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A young man was mugged on Tues., Aug. 13, near 353 West St., at Pier 40 on the West Side, according to police. Around 10:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was walking at the W. Houston St. pier, when a group of men surrounded him and demanded his property. The victim tried […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a criminal mischief incident that has been classified a hate crime in the East Village’s Ninth Precinct. Police said that on Thurs., Aug. 8, around 2:40 a.m., the suspect reportedly walked up to an abandoned building at […]

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