Police Beat

Attempted armed robbery


1.Police said that on Jan. 22 at 2:30 a.m., a 19-year-old male was walking through the lobby at 2785 University Ave. when a 50-year-old male approached him from behind, displaying a steak knife.

The perpetrator demanded the victim’s phone and possessions, but the 19-year-old engaged in a scuffle with the perpetrator, who fled the building without taking anything, according to police.

The robbery investigation is ongoing.

2. Grand larceny auto

Police say a 49-year-old woman parked her 2013 white Toyota Camry opposite 2755 University Ave. on Jan. 25, but when she returned around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 26, she found her car was missing.

Police canvassed the area and determined authorities did not tow away the vehicle, which is valued at $22,000.

The case is still open to detectives.

3. Credit card theft

A 39-year-old Manhattan man reported his wallet missing to police on Jan. 22.

Police tracked the victim’s credit card activity to Louie’s Dale Diner at 189 West 231 St., where they apprehended the 47-year-old male thief at the diner around 6 p.m.

The perpetrator was charged with grand larceny.

4. Familial felons

Police say a 23-year-old woman was walking through the hallway at 108 West 227 St. when an unknown 46-year-old woman and her brother assaulted her, grabbing her by the hair and punching her in the face, causing swelling and scratches.

The female perpetrator was arrested and charged with assault, but her brother is still at large.

The case is open to detectives.

5. Shopping spree

A 70-year-old woman told police she was inside Stop & Shop on 5716 Broadway around 4 p.m. on Jan. 25 when she realized her wallet was missing from her purse.

The woman said she called her credit card company, who informed her the stolen card had totaled $333 in expenditures at a Marshalls and an MTA vending machine.

In addition to the credit card, the thief stole $90 from the victim’s wallet.

The grand larceny case is open to detectives.

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