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Woman assaulted by ex

A woman’s former boyfriend slashed her with a knife in a Columbus Avenue elevator on Feb. 21, police said. The 45-year-old woman was taking the elevator to visit a friend on the 15th floor late that evening when it stopped at the fifth floor, where she was confronted by her ex, who then grabbed her by the throat, punched her several times and then stabbed her with a kitchen knife on the head, and slashed her face, hands and body. The woman told police that she had an active order of protection against the man, whom police did not identify. Police are looking for the man.

Woman mugged on West End Ave.

A mugging victim got off with just a bruised cheek, although the muggers got away with her camera. At 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, a 53-year-old woman walking outside 740 West End Avenue when two unknown men approached her from behind, with one saying “I want your bag!” and slapping her three times. The woman let go of the backpack around her back, which the two thugs took before fleeing. She refused medical attention, although she did sustain scratches and bruising to her left cheek. The property stolen included a Canon 600 SLR camera, an Experia X2 cell phone, cash, and a black backpack with a total value of $2,580.


ID thieves preyed on one unfortunate Upper West Side resident for five years. On June 24, a 67-year-old woman went to the Department of Motor Vehicles to retrieve her New York State driver’s license when she was informed that her ID had already been shipped to a Bronx P.O. box. As the victim looked further into the matter, she spoke with someone from state Sen. Bill Perkins’s office and was given evidence showing that the ID thief had presented false documents to an HRA account forging her signature and receiving checks in the amount of $38,000 over a period of five years under an emergency public assistance account.

Blacked Out and Cleaned Out

A woman couldn’t account for her night out on the town during which she lost track of about $28,000 in personal property, which she assumed was stolen. At 12:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, a 48-year-old woman was out drinking when she blacked out at West 40th Street and Ninth Avenue. When she woke up the following morning she was in the top floor hallway at 244 West 104th St. and was missing her purse, a ring, a wedding band, a diamond engagement ring, and a cellphone. She told police she had no memory of events after she blacked out. She did not report any injuries.

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