Police said a man was shot in front of 2703 Webb Ave. on Saturday at 1:20 a.m. The victim, a 22-year-old male, said he was leaning on a car when a black man opened fire. The victim said the shooter, a stranger, fired four rounds then fled northbound on Webb Avenue. The victim was standing with a friend; it is unclear who was the intended target.
Friends took the victim to a hospital. His status is unknown and the assault case is open to detectives.
2. BMW stolen
Police said on Saturday night, a man double-parked his grey BMW 3 Series in front of a store at Marble Hill Avenue and West 228th Street and left the keys in the ignition. The victim, a 64-year-old man, said as he was leaving the store, an unknown person got into the vehicle and drove away. The store’s security cameras did not capture the incident.
The grand larceny case is closed to investigation.
3. Man assaulted
A 25-year-old man was stabbed on Aug. 11 at 10:30 p.m., according to police.
The victim was walking home and talking on his cell phone when he bumped into a Hispanic male traveling with three other people at the corner of Eames Place and University Avenue. They got into an argument and the victim said he felt a sharp pain in his lower left back and another in his left hip. He called an ambulance and was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital for treatment.
The assault case remains open to detectives.
4. Car missing in Marble Hill
Between 4:30 and 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 12, a white 2015 Nissan Sentra went missing in front of 2820 Bailey Ave., according to police.
The victim, a 21-year-old female, said she parked the car, went into her apartment and put the keys on the counter. When she came back downstairs, the vehicle, valued at $23,000, was gone and the keys were missing.
The unauthorized use of a vehicle case is closed to detectives.
5. Purse stolen at bar
Police said a 52-year-old female put her purse on the back of her chair at the Punch Bowl Bar located at 5820 Broadway on Saturday at 4 a.m. The suspect, a Hispanic male about 5-feet-8 inches and 140 pounds, took the purse and fled the bar. The purse and its contents were valued at $550.
The grand larceny case remains open to detectives.
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