BY JERRY DAnzig
Senior assaultedAt 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 9, a 67-year-old man walking eastbound on West 109th Street near 868 Amsterdam Ave. when he was approached by an unknown man who punched the senior in the face. The man fell to the ground, at which point the assailant grabbed the man and slammed his head against the sidewalk multiple times, saying, “I’m going to kill you!,” according to the police account. The assailant then fled on foot in an unknown direction, leaving the victim suffering a swollen and shut right eye and a laceration to his right eyelid.
Knife AssaultJust before 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, a 52-year-old man was waiting for a friend on Broadway and West 99th Street when an unknown man approached and stabbed him twice in his torso. The victim got on his bike and rode to the friend’s apartment on West 109th Street, and called 911. Police searched the neighborhood but couldn’t find the assailant. The victim was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment. His condition was not released.
Unauthorized ChecksA 97-year-old West 94th Street resident reported to police that an unknown person had cashed five of his Chase Bank checks totaling $97,650 without his permission or authority. A bank printout indicated that the checks had been cashed in Mount Vernon. The victim also told police that he hadn’t lost any checks, but he had mailed out four of the illegally drawn checks back in 2017. He subsequently closed his bank account and opened a new one.
Check Stolen and ForgedAt 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, a West 92nd Street resident noticed that a loose check was missing from the side top drawer of his desk. Then on Saturday, July 14, he received a notification from his bank, Sterling National, that his rent check had bounced due to insufficient funds. The man found out the missing check had been made out in the amount of $7,979.