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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Two men in their 20s robbed an employee at an East Village deli early on Thurs., March 7, police said. The pair reportedly entered the place, at 149 First Ave., between Ninth and 10th Sts., about 10 minutes after midnight. They approached a 45-year-old employee behind the cash register, and one of […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Nineteenth Precinct police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man they have labeled “The Beer Bandit” on social media. According to police, on March 1, at 11:35 p.m. a man entered a 7-Eleven at 1453 Third Ave., between 82nd and 83rd Sts., and tried to steal around $70 […]

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First Precinct   Lipstick lifter Police are searching for a man they believe robbed the Soho Sephora store at 557 Broadway twice around 6 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 27. An employee said the robber threw multiple lipsticks into his bag and then left the place without paying. Police said he returned shortly thereafter and stole […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A car was left on cinder blocks over the weekend on the Upper East Side, something uncommon for the neighborhood, according to police at the 19th Precinct. A local resident said he parked his Honda Accord in front of 421 E. 78th St., between First and York Aves., on the night of […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A man is wanted for menacing an off-duty police officer in Lower Manhattan, according to officials. On Fri., Feb. 22, around 7 a.m., an off-duty officer reportedly got into an argument with the suspect inside the Corte Cafe at 2 Lafayette St. in Tribeca, near Foley Square. The off-duty officer left the […]

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10th Precinct   Radiating anger An employee was assaulted last week at the Chelsea Diagnostic Radiology office, at 230 W. 17th St., between Seventh and Eighth Aves., police said. On Fri., Feb. 22, at 11 a.m., a male employee said he got into an argument with his supervisor, who then allegedly pushed him to the […]

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First Precinct   Shirts shoplifter The Slowear Venezia shop at 116 Prince St. in Soho lost some pricey shirts around 6:30 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 19. Police said security footage shows a man taking the three garments, worth a total of $1,035, off a display shelf and stuffing them inside his jacket before fleeing the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A sign in East River Park was recently vandalized with several swastikas and “KKK” lettering written all over it, along with crude sexual images. The defaced sign was a “Habitat for Wildlife” sign that included photos and information about butterflies, birds and bees. It was located in the Pollinator Garden, near the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Drugs in Washington Square Park was a main issue discussed at the Feb. 20 Build the Block meeting with the Sixth Precinct and local Village residents. Police discussed their ongoing efforts to address the problem, and residents said the prevalence of drugs is worse than it’s been in many years. Police Officer […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Two men are being linked to a string of robberies in Manhattan hotels over the past several months, police said. In three incidents at different hotels, the two men each time knocked on a hotel guest’s door and then pushed their way inside the room after the person answered. The first robbery […]

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