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Kingsbridge cocaine busts

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1. Another cocaine bust
3422 Irwin Ave.
Bronx, NY
1. Cocaine bust
3424 Kingsbridge Ave
Bronx, NY
2. Early AM robbery
West 246th Street and Broadway
Bronx, NY
3. Attempted robbery
3240 Kingsbridge Ave.
Bronx, NY
4. Motorcycle stolen
5400 Fieldston Road
Bronx, NY
5. Apparent cybertheft
3333 Henry Hudson Parkway
Bronx, NY

1. Police said officers with the NYPD’s Narcotics Unit made drug busts at 3424 Kingsbridge Ave. and 3422 Irwin Ave. on Aug. 13.

During a fake purchase by an undercover officer on Kingsbridge Avenue, an unidentified suspect was arrested on narcotics sale charges. Officers seized 140 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of MDMA, or molly, and about $3,000 in cash.

A fake sale also took place in the Irwin Avenue bust. One unidentified suspect was arrested there while officers seized five tins of cocaine, nine bags of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Given each case is based on work by an undercover officer, Capt. Terence O’Toole, the commanding officer of the 50th Precinct, said the charges are likely to stick. Both cases are closed.

2. Early AM robbery

Police said they arrested five males and one female in a robbery on Aug. 26 between 1 and 2 a.m. at the corner of West 246th Street and Broadway.

A 29-year-old woman was walking down the street when the suspects approached her and displayed an imitation pistol. They then stole her Samsung Galaxy 5 phone, valued at $200, a wallet worth about $20 and headphones valued at $10.

Police were quick to find and arrest the suspects, who ranged in age from 15 to 36, after the victim called 911.

The robbery case is closed.

3. Attempted robbery

Authorities said a 61-year-old woman was walking by 3240 Kingsbridge Ave. on Aug. 25 at 7:30 a.m. when a criminal pulled out a knife and told her, “Give me your money or else I am going to kill you.”

The woman started to scream, driving the suspect to run north up Kingsbridge Avenue. Authorities did not have a description of the suspect.

Police called to the scene did not immediately find the suspect. The attempted robbery case remains open to detectives.

4. Motorcycle stolen

A 40-year-old male who left his motorcycle inside a garage at 5400 Fieldston Road on July 1 returned on Aug. 31 to find the vehicle stolen, according to police.

The 2011 Honda was valued at $11,500. There was no description of a suspect.

The case is closed but will be reopened if police come across the vehicle.

5. Apparent cybertheft

A 38-year-old woman doing some online shopping in the comfort of her 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway home was surprised to find her TD Bank card denied on Aug. 21, according to police.

Upon reviewing her account online, the victim discovered $3,727.26 in unauthorized purchases.

The grand larceny case is open to detectives.

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h_hudson_pky

Well well well... What a surprise... More drug busts down the hill... I wonder who could be behind these?? Where's bronxrunner, rosado38 and isthatso when you need them?

Thursday, September 3, 2015
bronxrunner

I'm right here and once again I'll repeat what it seems impossible to get thru your head.....no customers, no dealers. And who are the customers of these high priced drugs? Yes, your precious "up the hill" Riverdalians.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
h_hudson_pky

What a load of horse ****. They're trying to invade Riverdale because this is a safe affluent neighborhood, so the drug dealers move in as close as possible down the hill in the Bronx Kingsbridge, OR near Broadway in Riverdale. It's about time the 50th precinct started taking a proactive stance against these animals, and we both know who the savages are. The same ones that destroyed Inwood.

Thursday, September 3, 2015