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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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Fresh thief A woman getting lunch suddenly realized she had no way to pay for her meal after discovering her wallet had been stolen. At 2:14 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 12., the 33-year-old woman reported her wallet missing after trying to pay for food at a Fresh & Co., at 127 E. 60th St. The […]

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First Precinct   XS’ive grab A 30-year-old woman walking north on Church St. had her $1,200 iPhone XS snatched right out of her hand near the northwest corner of Reade and Church Sts. around 6:35 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 13, police said. The thief is described as being a black male with short hair braids, […]

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10th Precinct Gourmet groper A man groped a woman inside Adam’s Market Place, a gourmet grocery and deli at 197 Eighth Ave., at W. 20th St., on Thurs., Feb. 14, police said. Around 2:40 p.m., the man reportedly approached the 23-year-old victim from behind and grabbed her buttocks while she sat on a stool. But […]

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First Precinct Bag nabbers The Versace store at 160 Mercer St. in Soho reportedly had $3,190 worth of merchandise stolen around 4:40 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 13. Police said two women acting together walked into the shop, and each concealed one of the place’s pricey bags before walking out of the store. Employees did not […]

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