Police Blotter, January 25, 2012

Canal St. accident
A heavy-duty truck east bound on Canal St. struck and injured a 71-year-old man at 2:14 p.m. Fri., Jan. 20 as he was crossing from north to south midblock on Canal St. near Mulberry St., police said. The victim, who was unconscious when police arrived at the scene, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. The truck driver, 47, remained at the scene and was not arrested. Police said this week that there was no criminality suspected but the incident was still under investigation.

 Clinton St. Burglary
Seventh Precinct police are looking for a burglary suspect who entered an apartment at 43 Clinton St. between Rivington and Stanton Sts. through a fire escape window while the residents were out between 9:35 p.m. Fri., Jan. 13 and 3:40 a.m. the next morning. Police did not say what was stolen.

Jewelry store snatch
Police arrested Tevin Bisseau, 17, on Fri., Jan. 13 and charged him with stealing a gold neck chain from a jewelry store on Canal St. near Lafayette St. 10 days earlier. Tevin fled from the Popular Jewelry Corp, with an accomplice, but on Jan. 12, he turned up at another Canal St. jewelry shop nearby with two accomplices and tried to grab a chain from an employee’s hand, according to the compliant filed with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. The employee, however, held onto the chain and Bisseau was arrested the following day.

Shoplifts in Soho
A man walked into Kirna Zabete, a clothing boutique at 96 Greene St. near Spring, around 3 p.m. Fri., Jan. 20, took a monk jacket valued at $4,295 from a rack and fled without paying for it, police said.

A man carrying a red bag walked into the True Religion clothing boutique at 132 Prince St. near Wooster St., around 12:35 p.m. Wed., Jan. 18, took 10 pairs of jeans with a total value of $3,190 from a shelf, stuffed them into the bag and walked out without paying, police said. A surveillance camera taped the theft but the suspect was not apprehended.

 Stools are for sitting
A patron of The Irish Punt, a bar at 40 Exchange Pl., told police he was in the place with a friend around 12:35 a.m. Fri., Jan. 13 when an unknown suspect hit him in the face with a bar stool and fled. The victim, 26, a Brooklyn resident told police the suspect made off with another man in a dark Mercedes Benz.

 Cell phone snatch
A woman, 26, who got on a Downtown express train at Union Sq. around 3:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 19 was using her cell phone when a stranger grabbed it from her hand and fled from the train when it pulled into the station at Broadway and Fulton St.

 Greenhouse assault
A woman, 24, told police she was with a friend in the second floor lounge of Greenhouse, the club at 150 Varick St. at Vandam, around 3 a.m. Wed., Jan.18 when she got into an argument with a woman who bumped her and hit her in the face with a glass. The victim said she thought her assailant was a waitress at the club, but police said no suspect turned up in a canvass of the place.

 Bags gone
A woman who was trying on shoes at 9 West, 577 Broadway near Prince St. around 1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 17 put her bag down and discovered a half hour later that someone had stolen it. The bag contained her wallet, credit cards, cell phone and driver’s licenses as well as a pair of Tiffany earrings valued at $200.

A Brooklyn woman, 22, who hung her bag on the back of her chair at Anchor Bar, 310 Spring St. around 8 a.m. Fri., Jan. 20, discovered it had been stolen when she went to pay her tab.

A woman patron of Manhattan Bistro, 129 Spring St. near Greene St. was with friends in the bar around 9:30p.m. Thurs., Jan. 19 and discovered two hours later that her bag, which she had hung on the back of her chair, had been stolen.

A Brooklyn woman who hung her bag on the back of her chair at 4:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 19 discovered a half hour later that it had been stolen. The victim, 63, lost her wallet, two cell phones and credit cards. One card later proved to have an unauthorized charge of $100, police said.

— Albert Amateau

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