Six Teens Arrested in Subway Mugging
A 56-year-old man told police that at 1:55 a.m. on Monday, May 2, he boarded the last car of a northbound 2 train at the 72nd St. Station. He noticed a group of six teenagers in the same car, four male youths and two female. As he was getting off at the 96th St. Station, one of the boys asked for a dollar, he refused, and the boy punched him in the face with a closed fist while another struggled to take his messenger bag. The bag’s strap broke, and the subway doors closed with the man on the platform and the teens still on the train. The victim managed to retain his bag. The six teens, ranging in age from 13 to 17, were arrested on Thursday, May 5, and charged with robbery.
Knife-Wielding Flower Shopper Nabbed
A 43-year-old male employee of the bodega at 2501 Broadway near West 93rd St. reported that at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 2, a 46-year-old man entered the location to purchase flowers but demanded to be charged just $3 as he only had that much available on his credit card. When the employee refused the request the customer said, “Charge me $3, or I’m going to take them.” He then pulled out a knife and waved it at the employee before walking out of the store without paying for the flowers. He was confronted outside the store by another employee, whom the suspect charged at with the knife. Thomas Keena was later arrested and charged with robbery.
Police Seek Three in Robbery
According to police, at 4:57 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, a known associate entered the room of a 28-year-old man inside 308 West 94th St. near West End Ave. accompanied by an unknown individual. The latter placed a knife to the 28-year-old’s throat and demanded money. The known acquaintance also demanded money and threatened to kill the victim. Both individuals then took property from the victim. An employee from the building saw three individuals leaving the premises and fleeing in a black sedan, which was caught on camera at an adjoining building. The items stolen included $100 cash, an iPhone, a Moncler jacket, a pair of AirPods and a pair of Yeezy sneakers, totaling $6,130.
Two Arrests in Assault Case
A 27-year-old man reported that at 4 a.m. on Monday, May 2, he was having a dispute with a 44-year-old male acquaintance, who then struck him with a glass inside 100 West 105th St. near Columbus Ave., causing a laceration to the victim’s face as well as pain and bleeding. Another individual, 33, pushed the victim down a flight of stairs and punched him multiple times, causing a lump on the victim’s forehead. This suspect also struck the victim with a metal object taken from a lamp, causing pain and bruises in his right arm and left triceps. Rodregus Williams and Bradley Dorismond were arrested and charged with assault.
Police Capture Distraught Boyfriend
At 10 p.m. on Monday, May 2, police responded to calls for help at 74 West 92nd St. at Columbus Ave. They heard a woman screaming, “Please stop!” and a witness inside an apartment said that a 24-year-old woman and her 31-year-old boyfriend were having a dispute in the bedroom and the boyfriend had a firearm. Police handcuffed the boyfriend. The young woman said that he had pushed her and grabbed her by the neck, obstructing her breathing. He then threw her into a closed door, breaking the door knob. He next drew a firearm and pointed it at himself before firing one round into the bedroom window and then pointing the gun back at himself. Police recovered the gun on the ground outside the building, and Brandon Smith was arrested and charged with strangulation.