Elevator shaft death
Raul Perez, 34, superintendent of an office building at 110 Lafayette St. at Walker St., fell to his death down an elevator shaft on Fri., Oct. 21, police said. Perez, a Valley Stream, L.I., resident, was apparently investigating a broken elevator when he fell through an open elevator door on one of the higher floors of the 10-story building.
Beekman St. robbery
A man with a gun entered a shop at 45 Beekman St. at about 5:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22 and ordered a woman employee to hand over the cash, police said. The robber, described as a black man in his 30s, about 59 with a thin build, fled with $300. The jacket he was wearing was found at the corner of William St., police said.
A man who walked into the Emigrant Savings Banks Hudson Sq. branch at 375 Hudson St. around noon on Mon., Oct. 17, passed a note demanding money but fled empty-handed because the teller stalled, said Capt. Anthony Bologna, commander of the First Precinct.
Nine burglaries were reported in the First Precinct for the week ending Mon. Oct. 23 compared to eight for the corresponding week last year, said Capt. Anthony Bologna. One of last weeks burglaries, at a commercial storage facility at 300 Canal St., was counted as three because the suspects broke into three storage cubicles, said Capt. Anthony Bologna. The thieves made off with an undetermined amount of jewelry.