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Student rescued  from shaft A New York University student was saved from a life-threatening jam on the evening of Nov. 3, when firefighters pulled him out of the narrow shaft between his Tribeca dormitory and an adjacent building. Asher Vongtau, 19, had fallen into the one foot-wide shaft next to the 80 Lafayette St. dorm, […]

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Man hit with stick Police arrested a man on Oct. 22 for hitting someone in the head with a stick on a Tuesday evening. The assailant, a 23-year-old, was charged with assault after police said he whacked a 49-year-old man on the sidewalk. The victim had been working and was walking along State St. at […]

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Baby abandoned in robbery A group of shoplifters left behind a baby in a stroller when they tried to sneak candy from a Soho convenience store, police said. The bizarre bust, first reported by DowntownExpress.com last week, was made when the child’s mother, 23, and two others were caught using the 1-year-old boy’s stroller to stash […]

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A group of shoplifters left behind a baby in a stroller when they tried to rob a Soho convenience store this month, police said. Police said that three people entered the Duane Reade store at 100 Broadway on Mon., Oct. 7. One of them was pushing a baby stroller with a 1-year-old child inside it. […]

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Samaritan to robber Talk about hitting someone while they are down; a woman lost over $3,000 in cash and merchandise when her bag was stolen after she had tripped in the subway station, according to police. The Queens woman, 60, told police she entered the station at William and Fulton St. at about 1:15 a.m. […]

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Shoplifters’ hits & runs As the weather gets cooler, it seems shoplifters had both function and fashion on their minds when they walked out of Soho stores. Police arrested an 18-year-old male on Wed., Sept. 25 for robbery after hitting an employee and attempting to take a $433 Demobaza jacket without paying for it. An employee […]

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Sleeping man hit & robbed A man sleeping off his wild night was assaulted and robbed by four people in the Spring St. (C,E) subway station, police reported. Police said the 39-year-old man was intoxicated and sleeping on the floor of the Downtown platform on Thurs., Sept. 19. At about 1:30 a.m., he was approached […]

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Arrest made when bi-lingual cop hears Chinese call for help An off-duty detective foiled a robbery in progress in a Canal St. jewelry store, according to an N.Y.P.D. spokesperson. The detective, Patrick Lee, heard someone scream ìrobberyî in Cantonese at 4:18 p.m. on Sept. 10. Recognizing it as a call for help, he rushed into Canal […]

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Officer assaulted at Greenhouse A police officer was struck by a patron at a notorious Soho club last week. According to police, Michael Sealey, 24, was observed striking a detective inside the Greenhouse bar and nightclub at 150 Varick St. on Wed., Sept. 4 at about 3 a.m. He was arrested shortly after and charged […]

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Two sought for Soho assault A fight between two groups of women in Soho got out of hand when two of them reported that they had been attacked with whatever weapons their opponents had to hand. Two separate reports were generated by an altercation on the southwest corner of Mercer and Grand Sts. on Sun., […]

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