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Police Blotter, Week of Dec. 18, 2014

Southbridge senior wards off rape attempt A female resident was sexually assaulted and robbed in a stairway at 80 Beekman St. in Southbridge Towers on Thurs., Dec. 4, a little bit before 1 p.m., according to police. The 81-year-old woman told police she and the suspect got into the elevator on the ground floor of […]

Woman attacked in FiDi Two thieves looking for smartphones, attacked and robbed a woman outside 77 Water St. last week — but came up empty-handed. The 23-year-old woman had gotten off the train at Wall St. and was walking down Water St. at 9 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 9, when two men came up to […]

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  Southbridge senior wards off rape attempt A female resident was sexually assaulted and robbed in a stairway at 80 Beekman St. in Southbridge Towers on Thurs., Dec. 4, a little bit before 1 p.m., according to police. The 81-year-old woman told police she and the suspect got into the elevator on the ground floor […]

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Woman mugged in Tribeca A woman entered the 1,2,3 Chambers St. station in Tribeca at Sunday at 11:30 p.m. when a man approached her, grabbed her by the jacket collar, pushed her against the wall and took her purse. After rifling through her bag Nov. 30, the suspect stole her iPhone 6, valued at $600 […]

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Knife fight in Soho Police arrested a man they say slashed a victim in Soho last week at about 3 p.m. It started when the suspect, 19, approached a 20-year-old man at the corner of Broome St. and Sixth Ave. on Tues., Nov. 18. The accused, who resides in Harlem, began arguing with the other […]

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Failed bank robbery in Tribeca It is like a scene from a movie: a man walks into a bank, hands the teller a note demanding money and he walks out with the loot. In the real scenario that happened at the Valley National Bank in Tribeca last week, there was a twist — the would-be […]

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Cars stolen at gunpoint A trio of thieves threatened a Tribeca parking attendant with a silver handgun, forcing him to go upstairs, where they tied him up with duct tape. Police say the thieves then stole three cars: a 2010 gray Audi, valued at $21,000; a 2012 blue Range Rover, valued at $50,000; and a […]

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Teens arrested for attacking newsstand worker Police arrested three teenagers, for throwing candy and then assaulting a 67-year-old newsstand worker at the corner of Pearl and Whitehall Sts. in the Financial District last week. After the three threw the candy, police say the newsstand worker exited and approached them. The police interviewed five witnesses, two […]

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Drunk van thief nabbed at checkpoint  A man was arrested for stealing a delivery van after being stopped at a police checkpoint last week near City Hall. As a companion, police say he had an 18-pack of Bud in the passenger seat — with six cans already drunk. It all started at 6:15 a.m. on […]

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Getaway on Citi Bikes In what may be a first, two men used Citi Bikes as their getaway rides after snatching a woman’s handbag off a bench in the Seaport last weekend. A 36-year-old New Jersey woman had her purse behind her in front of 89 South St. when police say the team grabbed her […]

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