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Missing: A '91 Oldsmobile named Becky


A 67-year-old woman told police that she parked her maroon 1991 Delta Royal Oldsmobile along 2734 Independence Avenue on Feb. 7, but found it missing around 1:30 p.m. the following day.

Tapes from her building’s surveillance cameras showed an unidentified person lingering around the vehicle and driving away with it.

Police said the car, fondly known by its owner as “Becky,” was likely stolen for its parts.

Becky’s owner requests that Press readers with information about the grand larceny auto contact authorities.

The case is open to detectives.

2. Cash and jewel burglary

Police said an 80-year-old woman left her apartment situated on 230 Naples Terrace at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 5, but discovered her front door was unlocked and her bedroom window, leading to the fire escape, was open upon returning

A search of her room found that $525 and a 14 carat sapphire necklace and charm valued at $75 had been stolen.

The burglary is under investigation.

3. DWI

On Feb. 7 at 1 a.m. an officer observed a 2008 grey Honda Civic run a red light at Van Cortlandt Park West and begin driving in an erratic manner, bumping another car after turning onto Broadway.

After pulling the car over, the officer found the 34-year-old male driver had bloodshot eyes and reeked of alcohol. Though the driver initially denied imbibing, he later admitted to drinking at a local pub.

After checking his license, the officer found it had been previously revoked.

The man was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

4. Assault

On Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. two 26-year-old males invited a 24-year-old male to an apartment at 2701 Kingsbridge Terrace. The two hosts assaulted the younger man upon his arrival.

After calling 911, the victim was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

Police returned to the scene of the crime, where the two suspects were arrested and charged with assault.

5. Failed Robbery

A 20-year-old man was walking along the northeast corner of Marble Hill Avenue and Fort Charles Place on Feb. 6 at 5 a.m., when two unknown males approached him and demanded money.

The first suspect displayed a black handgun and removed the man’s wallet. After finding the victim had no cash, the suspect threw the victim’s wallet and keys down.

The suspect and his accomplice fled down the stairs to Broadway.

The robbery case is still open to detectives.

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