September 21-27, 2011

Phone snatch
A woman, 23, told police that she was walking on Walker Street near Sixth Avenue. on her way home around 2 a.m. Sat., Sept. 17, when a strange man asked her where she was going and then snatched her iPhone from her hand and fled.

Teens arrested
Police arrested two 15-year-old boys for snatching an iPod Touch phone from a 13-year-old Brooklyn boy on a train entering the Bowling Green subway station at 3:55 p.m. Mon., Sept. 19. The suspects Isaiah Grant, and Donyel Roognarine, were identified by the victim and charged with larceny.

Bicycle stolen
A Brooklyn man, 39, locked his Silver Tek 2 bicycle to a scaffold near Bridge and State Streets around 3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 17, took a walk in Battery Park, went for a coffee at Starbucks and returned a half hour later to find the cycle, the lock and his helmet had been stolen.

Secret vice?
Two men entered the Victoria’s Secret shop at 591 Broadway around 4:38 p.m. Wed., Sept. 14, and made off with 60 pink negligees without paying for them, police said. Security employees discovered the theft after looking at a surveillance tape four hour later.

Manslaughter sentence
Adam Greenberg, who pleaded guilty to driving into two motorcyclists, killing one of them and seriously injuring the other near the Staten Island Ferry in July 2008, was sentenced to six years in prison Fri., Sept. 16. Greenberg faced up to 25 years in prison but prosecutors had to offer a lesser plea because evidence in the case was inadvertently destroyed after Greenberg’s car was impounded. Greenberg, 34, was high on PCP when he passed a parked bus near the terminal and rear-ended the bikers.

Soho grab bag
A woman was sitting at a café table in front of Aurora bar, 510 Broome St. at W. Broadway around 9:10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 16, when a stranger grabbed her bag from the bench beside her and fled. She lost two wallets and credit cards, which were in the bag.

Motorcycles stolen
A Richmond, Va., visitor, 53, parked his 2007 Suzuki motorcycle on the northeast corner of Church and Fulton Sts. around 6 p.m. Fri., Sept. 16 and discovered two hours later that someone had stolen it.

A man who parked his 2009 Piagg motorcycle on the southwest corner of Gold and Platt Sts around 8:30 a.m. Fri., Sept 2 returned to the spot two days later and found it was gone.

Construction site theft
A stainless steel gutter valued at $5,000 that was in front of a construction site at 57 Reade St. at 7:30 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 15, was gone 20 minutes later, police said.

Ask money for ‘return’
Police arrested Herbert Harris, 35, in front of the Museum of the American Indian in the Customs House on Bowling Green last week for trying to extort $300 from a woman who had lost a bag with her laptop computer. Harris phoned the victim Tues., Sept. 13, telling her he would return it for $300. Police made the rendezvous on Wed., Sept. 14, and arrested the suspect. Police recovered the bag and the computer later at the home of Harris’ brother. Harris was charged with possession of stolen property and attempted larceny.

Police cadet fatal
Sherman Abrams, 28, who entered the N.Y.P.D. Police Academy in July, collapsed after completing a run with his academy class inside the East River Park between 14th and Houston Sts. on Mon., Sept. 12. He suffered chest pains and lost consciousness around 5 p.m. He was taken to Beth Israel Hospital where he was declared dead. He had served as a Corrections officer for four years before entering the Police Academy.

— Albert Amateau

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