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Police Blotter: Week of Sept. 29, 2016

SMARTPHONE SNATCHERS A pair of phone snatchings happened minutes apart in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 24. The first theft occurred on West Broadway near Park Place at 9:55 p.m., when a 43-year-old man took out his brand new iPhone 7 as he was walking from a nearby subway station, and the crook grabbed the $850 […]

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD Cops are hunting a man wanted for allegedly slugging a parking enforcement officer in the face on Canal St. on Sept. 17. The traffic agent was near Sixth Ave. at 7:10 p.m., when he got into an argument with the suspect over “instructions” he’d provided him, cops said. But the suspect wasn’t interested […]

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SPICE AND VICE A mystery assailant hosed a drunken man with pepper spray on Desbrosses St. on Sept. 10. The victim told police that he was between West and Washington Sts. at 12:30 am, when the unknown man, for unknown reasons, let him have it with the caustic pepper formula, spraying him in the face […]

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CUTTING THE CORD A thief absconded with a bike left outside the Comodo restaurant on Macdougal St. around 2 p.m. Monday, police said. Authorities determined the crook cut the chain that bound the bike to a signpost at the corner with King St. The victim, a 29-year-old woman, found the chain discarded in the spot […]

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TAKE OUT Two thieves cleaned out a Washington St. restaurant on Aug. 29, taking a variety of miscellaneous goods. A restaurant rep told police that the eatery between Carlisle and Rector Sts. was closed, but unlocked at 11:02 p.m., when the crooks let themselves in and started stealing. The thieves made off with bank cards, […]

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WATERY DEATH Police fished a dead body out of the Hudson River on Aug. 23. Cops responded to a call about a body in the river at 8:58 p.m., where they found an unconscious man bobbing by the shore. Firefighters swooped in to recover the man, loading him into an ambulance that sped off to […]

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SUBWAY SHOWDOWN A man allegedly brawled with cops after they pinned him for jumping a turnstile at the Fulton St. subway station on Aug. 5. Two patrolmen were inside the station near Church St. at 1:10 p.m., when they said they spotted the 27-year-old suspect leap past the turnstile without paying. The alleged fare-beater managed […]

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NOSE JOB A heavy-handed nogoodnik smashed a man’s nose on Thomas St. amid a botched robbery on July 29. The victim told police that he was near Hudson St. at 11:05 p.m., when the goon waltzed over and demanded cash. When the victim refused, the crook slugged him once in the nose, but then fled […]

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HAPPY HOUR A thirsty thief ransacked a West Broadway liquor store on July 19, making off with a whopping $11,799 worth of booze. An employee told police that the crook wormed his way into booze emporium between West Houston and Prince Sts. sometime after 8 p.m. and busted into the cellar, which he then ransacked […]

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CROTCH ROCKET CROOK A thief rode off with a man’s $24,000 super bike he left parked on Vandam St. on July 11. The victim told police that he parked his Ducati crotch rocket near Sixth Avenue at 9:30 a.m., and returned later to find an empty spot where his motorcycle had been. COGNAC CRAWLER A […]

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