Robbery

Cops: Robbers Entered Juice Press through Rivington Hotel Basement

Posted January 25, 2022 at 5:06 am

Brazen robbers used the basement of the Hotel on Rivington to hit the Juice Press location next door, cops said. Police sources say that bandits entered the Hotel on Rivington shortly before 6:00am the morning of January 19. Gaining access to the basement, the perps then used the passageway to sneak into the adjacent Juice […]

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Clinton Street Jeweler Robbed of $50K in Merch

Posted January 10, 2022 at 5:05 am

Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with snatching $50,000 worth of merchandise from a Lower East Side jewelry store last week. The perp first entered West Point Jewelry at 101 Clinton Street last weekend. According to the shop owner’s son, Ramiro Duarte, he apparently asked to see a chain with pendant as […]

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Robbers Steal Beer, Beat Bodega Clerk with Baseball Bat on Grand Street

Posted June 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

Two robbers on Grand Street last week stole a case of beer before beating the clerk with a baseball bat, police said. The suspects entered the Deli and Grill Bodega at 523 Grand Street (near Columbia Street) at 4:55am last Friday, and then left with a five-finger-discounted case of Coors Light. The 65-year-old bodega clerk, […]

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Burglars Hit ‘Fong On’ Tofu Shop, Steal the Cash Register

Posted March 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

Chinatown’s iconic tofu shop, Fong On, was robbed early yesterday morning by three thieves, police said. Shortly after midnight, two unidentified perps stood watch outside 81 Division Street while the third purportedly entered the premises by picking the lock. He made off with the cash register which had approximately $300 in the till. With bounty, […]

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Thieves Steal Outdoor Heater and Assault Worker Outside La Contenta on Norfolk Street

Posted January 8, 2021 at 5:03 am

Outdoor dining structure have become easy pickings for area criminals. Two thieves filched the heater from the corral outside La Contenta on Norfolk Street last Monday (December 29), the restaurant manager tells us. We’re told that the pair staked out the scene at around 8:30am, then returned an hour later for the goods. However, the […]

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Burglar Arrested After Robbing Rivington Street Pizzeria Twice

Posted December 9, 2020 at 5:02 am

Lower East Side pizzerias are apparently a hot target for area criminals these days. Police said that Rivington Pizza was robbed two consecutive nights during Thanksgiving week. The burglar first broke into the eatery (just east of Clinton) on November 22, and made off with $170 cash. He returned two days later but didn’t steal […]

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String of Hell Square Robberies Continues with E&S Wholesome Foods

Posted December 7, 2020 at 5:04 am

More Hell Square businesses continue to fall prey to crime. The latest establishment affected by this uptick is E&S Wholesome Foods at the corner of Stanton and Essex Streets. The front door glass was shattered and two bikes allegedly stolen from the premises. This commercial robbery is the third of its kind in less than […]

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Stanton Street 99-Cent Pizzeria Robbed Before Thanksgiving

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:06 am

Another commercial robbery in Hell Square. Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the 99-cent pizzeria at 105 Stanton Street fell victim. Police say that two men busted through the front door and stole money from the cash register ($1,400) as well as an electronic bicycle (valued at $2,400). Both individuals were seen fleeing eastbound on Stanton Street […]

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B&H Dairy Robbed, Cash Register Stolen

Posted November 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

B&H Dairy is licking its wounds following yet another criminal incident on-premise. Late Monday night, the restaurant was robbed. Ownership reported on Facebook that its front door was compromised and its cash register stolen. The perp ran with the bounty around the corner to East Seventh Street, where co-owner Ola Abdelwahed found the machine busted […]

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Marshalls LES Robbed by Man Brandishing a Needle

Posted October 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

The two-year-old Marshalls on the Lower East Side was robbed by a syringe-wielding man last week, cops said. The man, thought to be in his mid-20s, entered the store at 197 East Houston last Thursday night (October 10) shortly after 10:00pm. The perp was reportedly caught shoplifting, then confronted by the store manager. That’s when […]

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