Police Beat - November 27, 2014
A. Robbers arrested
A 30-year-old man was walking from the train station on West 242nd Street near 6115 Broadway on Sunday at around 1:50 a.m.
Police said that while he was walking, an 18-year-old man came from behind and punched him on the right side of his face.
According to police, the perpetrator was with two other males.
Authorities said a 16-year-old co-conspirator told the victim, “Give me your phone.”
The 16-year-old attacker then lunged at the victim with a kitchen knife, tearing the victim’s jacket, according to the police report.
According to authorities, he then told the victim, “Give me your wallet.”
After the robbers snatched the man’s wallet and iPhone, they fled southbound on West 242nd Street, according to police.
Police did a canvass of the area after the victim reported the incident and all three perpetrators — ages 16, 18 and 27 — were arrested by West 240th Street on Van Cortlandt Park South.
According to court records, one of the suspects had several prior offenses, but claimed that the other two perpetrators were responsible for the robbery, stating in the criminal complaint that, “When they started running, I ran too.”
The trio was arraigned on robbery charges in the first, second and third degrees, grand larceny in the fourth degree, assault in the second degree and menacing in the second degree, among other offences, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s office.
Their next court date is on Friday, Nov. 28.
B. DWI on Marble Hill Ave.
A supervisor informed officers that a male was driving a vehicle with a suspended license on West 230th Street and Marble Hill Ave. around midnight on Nov. 20.
When officers approached the driver, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol from the man’s breath. He also had a flushed face and slurred speech.
Police transported the 59-year-old man back to the precinct, where he volunteered to take a Breathalyzer test.
He was charged with DWI after failing the test.
C. Toyota stolen
A 37-year-old man parked his 2002 Toyota Corolla on Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. in front of 2880 Exterior St.
Police said that when the man returned the next day at 8 a.m., the car was gone.
There were no summons or tickets issued for the vehicle, police said.
The grand larceny auto case is under investigation.
D. Xbox thieved
Police said that a 25-year-old left his home at 60 Terrace View Ave. on Nov. 24 at 9 a.m.
When the victim returned at 4:30 p.m., he realized that his Xbox 360 and controller, which were worth about $240, were missing.
According to police, the thief entered through a rear window.
No cameras were at the location. The case in open to detectives.
E. Panels smashed
The MTA reported that an unknown perpetrator smashed four glass panels at a bus stop along Sedgwick Avenue.
According to police, the vandal caused over $250 worth of damages to the glass with an unknown object.
No cameras were at the scene of the crime.
The criminal mischief felony case is under investigation.
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