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Police Blotter: Week of March 23, 2017

PILFERING PADDY’S Investigators working the Downtown beat recorded no less than five major thefts related to St. Patrick’s Day frivolity on March 17, as crooks took advantage of the good-natured merry making of Irish-for-a-day bar hoppers to make off with their pots of gold — and iPhones. The day’s first victim reported that she was […]

SHARP KIDS Cops are hunting two knife-wielding teens who held up a boy on North End Avenue on March 11. The victim told police he was near Murray Street on his way home from a house party at 10:45 p.m. when the suspects pulled a knife on him and demanded his stuff, which included $1,200 […]

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DESTINATION JAIL Cops busted a pair of alleged thieves suspected of robbing a taxi driver on Canal Street on March. 3. The victim told police that he was in his cab between Church Street and Broadway at 4:20 a.m., when he picked up the pair, who suddenly turned on him. One of the alleged crooks […]

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NICE KICKS Five nogoodnicks beat and robbed two gentlemen on Greene Street on Feb. 25, taking a pair of sneakers. The victims had just purchased the pair of super fly kicks when the gang of foot-fashion fiends confronted them near Broome Street at 11:50 a.m., and inquired about buying their brand-new $250 sneaks. But the […]

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ELECTRIC BOOGIE A thief rode off with a delivery guy’s electric bike he had parked on King Street on Feb. 17. The victim told police that he left his battery-powered bike between Varick Street and Sixth Avenue as he delivered a parcel in a nearby building at 7:45 p.m., and when he returned a few […]

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HAIRY SITUATION Cops are hunting the four shoplifters who nabbed more than $1,000 worth of cold and allergy medicine, along with about $700 worth of men’s hair-growth formula from a Broadway drug store on Feb. 9. An employee told police she spotted the crooks inside the pharmacy between Thomas and Duane streets at 6:41 p.m., […]

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A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK Cops busted an alleged plank-wielding wacko suspected of attacking four men inside a Whitehall Street bodega on Jan. 30. The grocers told police they were inside the deli between Bridge and Pearl Streets at 10 a.m., when the suspect waltzed in and went to use the bathroom. When one […]

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Cops are hunting a delinquent duo wanted for looting the same West St. construction site twice in as many days. The crooks’ first invasion of the Downtown worksite near Rector St. occurred on Jan. 24 at 9:49 p.m., when they snuck in through a rear door and nabbed an iPad, PC laptop, and some keys before fleeing, […]

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HEAD CASE Cops arrested a 31-year-old man after he allegedly attacked their squad car with his head on Hudson St. on Jan. 23. The officers reported they were stopped at red light near Van Dam St. at 4:10 a.m., when the suspect leaped onto the vehicle and smashed his forehead into the windshield, then began […]

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TAPPED OUT A pickpocket lifted the cellphone out of a woman’s jacket pocket on Fulton St. Jan. 10. The victim told police that she was near West St. at 2:30 p.m., when the crook tapped her shoulder and, as she looked behind her, deftly nabbed the $600 iPhone 6 from her pocket. CLAM SCAM A […]

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