Police Blotter (Manhattan Express), Week of May 16, 2019 – The Villager

16-05-2019 03:05

20th Precinct

Makeup job

At Upper West Side CVS Pharmacy Was Robbed Of Thousands Of Dollars.

On April 26, at 3 p.m., a one walked into the chain pharmacy at 200 West End Ave., at W. 70th St., and began taking items off the shelves and placing them under his jacket. The man, being taken to his mid-40s, then walked out the door without paying. He made off with 35 Maybelline products, 70 Revlon products, 35 Covergirl products and 30 Olay products, all worth a total of $ 2,314.

Bad allergies

A couple walking in a pharmacy and stole thousands of dollars worth of over-the-counter allergy medication.

On April 28, at 7:30 p.m. a 35-year-old woman and one walks into the Duane Reade at 1889 Broadway, at W. 63rd Zyrtec 24 HR, six boxes of Xyzal, 12 boxes of Mucinex DM Max Strength and three boxes of Mucinex Maximum Strength tablets. The combined value of the stolen drugs was $ 2,946.

Movie theater robbery

At Upper West Side, $ 3,000 to go to the movies.

On April 27, at 6:45 p.m. a 56-year-old woman went to a show at the AMC Lincoln Square 13 movie theater at 1998 Broadway, at W. 68th St. The patron placed her purse under her seat when the movie started. When the lights turned on in theater after the movie had finished, she looked down for her bag. She has not been in the position she has been left in, having been knocked over on her side. She is looking at her wallet missing. The woman said she had been $ 200 in cash in the wallet. She has discovered her credit cards $ 2,715 worth of charges on them.

Whiskey 'tip'

A liquor store owner was swindled out of more than a dozen bottles of booze.

The owner of 67 Liquor Store, at 179 Columbus Ave., with two deliverymen outside his store as they drop off several cases of alcohol. The owner started storing the new merchandise in the store's base and the delivery guys alone with the cases that he could not carry.

16 bottles missing, including two bottles of 17-year-old Hibiki whiskey, four bottles of 21-year-old Hibiki whiskey and 12-year-old Hibiki whiskey bottles of Brancott wine. Combined the alcohol was worth $ 1,342.96

Stoles side mirror

The latest in a borough-wide pattern of vehicle-side mirrors happened on the Upper West Side.

On May 3, a local man went to check on his Audi Q5, which had parked outside of 201 W. 77th St., near Amsterdam Ave. When he got to his vehicle, he noticed that one side mirror, worth $ 420, was missing and that side of the car was scratched.

Fake credit card

A man thought he could till he dropped with a fake credit card.

On May 6, the 26-year-old entered the Century 21 at 1972 Broadway, near 66th St., at 4:56 p.m. A $ 30 pair of Sudio earbuds, a $ 25 Billionaire Club shirt, two $ 20 Billionaire Club shirts, a $ 25 Polo shirt, a $ 60 pair of Hudson jeans, a $ 270 Fitbit watch, a $ 190 pair of Maison Margiela men's sneakers, A $ 40 adidas sweater, a $ 30 True Religion cap, two pairs of $ 25 polo brand underwear, a pair of $ 40 choice clippers, a $ 55 bottle of Versace fragrance and a $ 25 DKNY belt. But the cash he did that was what he fake.

19th Precinct

Fatal fire

On Fri., May 10, around 5:32 p.m., 911 call on a residential fire inside 1760 First Ave., apartment no. 6th

Firefighters arrived at the building, between E. 91st and 92nd Sts., 86-year-old woman in the bathroom. E.M.S. medics pronounced her dead at the scene.

The fire marshal wants to determine the cause of the blaze. The investigation remains ongoing.

The identity of the deceased is pending proper family notification. According to the New York Post, she was a teacher and longtime neighborhood resident.

This scooter mugger is a quick getaway after stealing a senior's purse, police said. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

Mobile mugger

A thief used a scooter as his getaway vehicle.

According to cops, on May 4, at 3:06 pm, an 86-year-old woman was walking at the northeast corner of E. 64th St. and First Ave. when a man snuck up behind her on a scooter and snatched her purse, knocking her to the ground. The Thief scooted away eastbound on E. 64th St. towards York Ave.

After the woman complained about pain in her arm, police on the scene had E.M.S. take her to New York Weill Cornell Medical Center.

The purse had the woman's ID card, keys, glasses, Citibank card and $ 200 cash.

The person wanted for questioning is wearing a yellow helmet, dark pants and a black and white jacket.

Beauty salon robbery

The Shantl and Co. Beauty and Nail Salon was robbed of $ 10,800 worth of merchandise, police said.

On April 17, at 4:43 am, a man entered the store, at 1211 Lexington Ave., at E. 82nd St., possibly breaking the store's front window. Andis professional clippers worth $ 2,000, 15 pairs of scissors worth $ 4,000, 20 containers of American hair styling products worth $ 1,000, $ 50 of other products, two blowdryers worth $ 300 and $ 1,000 in cash.

Police from the 19th Precinct found a red and black flathead screwdriver on the scene, possibly left behind by the perpetrator. According to police, along with the stolen merchandise, the store was out $ 1,500 for the broken window.

Yes to the necklace

A man said oui! to take off with a pricey necklace on April 17.

The owner of Oui! boutique said that around 1 p.m. a 60-year-old man stepped into the jewelry store, at 1031 Lexington Ave., at E. 74th St., a 14 carat gold diamond necklace worth $ 2,500 and fled.

Purse grab

On April 22, at 6:30 pm, a 28-year-old woman was walking north on Second Ave. at E. 93rd St. when someone grabbed her shoulder from behind to turn around. The woman did not recognize the woman she was suddenly facing, who then snatched her purse from off her shoulder.

Before he could take off, a mini tug of war took place as the woman tried to take her bag back. The roughly 30-year-old bag snatcher then punched the $ 15 Old Navy purse, which contained it on Amazon Kindle Fire, a pair of Apple Air Pods, a Kate Spade Wallet, a monthly MetroCard, a debit card and a New Jersey license.


A middle schooler was caught for donations for a fake sports team at The Penrose bar, police said.

On April 30, at 5:33 pm, the manager of the Upper East Side watering hole at 1590 Second Ave., at E. 82nd The boys were jotting down the names of donors for a team called The Bronx Steelers.

Police arrested the teen and his father at 8:48 p.m. A scalpel blade was found on the boy, according to police.

In an earlier incident, on April 24, the 14-year-old had allegedly grabbed a wallet from the bartop and fled after his owner turned his back to the bar.

Wants his Levante

On April 30, a man parked his Maserati Levante in front of 421 E. 81st St., police said.

When he went back to check on the car at 9 a.m. the next morning, it was gone. Police from the 19th Precinct canvassed the area but were unsuccessful in finding the stolen $ 100,000 car.

Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech