Police Blotter: April 5, 2017
Police are looking for a male suspect who broke into an East 83rd Street apartment on March 21. According to police, the suspect got into the house between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., taking a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop, a charger, and jewelry.
Police released photos of the suspect, whom they describe as an Hispanic male, around 50 to 60 years old, and carrying a cane.
On March 21, between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., police said suspects entered into apartments at East 91st Street and took an Apple laptop, a Louis Vuitton bag, a watch, jewelry, a MacBook, Beat headphones, and a checkbook. Police said the suspects entered another apartment in the same building but left with nothing.
Police released photos of the suspects, whom they describe as Hispanic males.
(Midtown South Precinct)
Police are looking for a man on a bank robbery spree starting in late February that includes three banks so far. According to police, the first incident occurred on February 27 at around 3:30 p.m., when a male suspect walked into a Santander Bank at 330 Madison Avenue, between East 42nd and 43rd Streets, and passed a note to the teller saying he had a gun and wanted money. Police said the suspect never brandished a gun and the teller gave him an undetermined amount of cash.
On March 13 at around 2:30 p.m., police were informed of another incident where the suspect went into the Bank of America at 750 Third Avenue, between East 46th and 47th Streets. Police said the suspect repeated the same scheme with the note, but the teller ignored him and walked away, causing the suspect to flee empty-handed.
And most recently on March 27 at around 2 p.m., police said that the suspect entered a Santander Bank on 1062 Third Avenue, between East 62nd and 63rd Streets, again passing a note demanding money to the teller. According to police, the teller complied and the suspect made off with an unspecified amount of money.
Police released photos of the suspect, whom they describe as a black male in his 40s, 5’10” with a heavyset build, and last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, a black knit cap, and black gloves.
On March 10 at around 5 a.m., a male suspect demanded a 58-year-old female’s purse before tugging at it aboard a northbound E train, police said. The victim was able to keep hold of her purse and the suspect left when it stopped at Lexington Avenue/ 53rd Street station. Police said the victim saw the suspect again riding the E train on a different day at 5 a.m. Police released photos of the suspect (available at manhattanexpressnews.nyc), whom they don’t otherwise describe.
Police are looking for a duo that pistol-whipped a man and frightened several others on March 20 at around 7:15 a.m. According to police, two men waited outside the apartment of a 29-year-old woman around West 111th Street and Seventh Avenue. As she stepped out with her two small children, the suspects pushed their way in and took out a gun, police said. The woman’s screams woke up a 33-year-old man in the apartment, and he came out and tussled with the gun-toting suspects. The man was pistol-whipped by the suspects, who then fled, police said, adding that the woman and children were not hurt.
Police released photos of the suspects, whom they describe as black males between 40 and 50 years old, 5’10”, 220 pounds, and with medium complexions. Police said one of the suspects had salt and pepper hair and was last seen wearing a gray coat, a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black shoes, while the other was wearing a black coat, a black hooded jacket, a black hat, black jeans, and black shoes.
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Midtown North Precinct
306 West 54th Street
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357 West 35th Street
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Central Park Precinct
86th Street and Transverse Road