Volume 22, Number 38 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | January 29 - February 4, 2010
Police are seeking a man who followed a woman, 19, into her building on the Lower East Side at about 7:30 a.m., entered the elevator with her and pulled a knife, police said. The suspect forced the victim out of the elevator and into a stairwell where he sodomized her, police said. Police did not specify the location of the crime. The suspect, described as between 18 and 20 years old, between 5’8” and 5’10”, 200 pounds, with a medium build and dark complexion, was wearing a black North Face jacket, blue jeans and black boots. People with information should phone 800:577-8477 (TIPS) or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com
Revived at Police Plaza
Police stationed at the visitors’ security building in Police Plaza outside police headquarters brought a woman back to life after her heart stopped and she collapsed on Tuesday morning Jan. 26 while she was waiting on the screening queue. Officers who rushed to her aid administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation but her heart did not revive. An officer then applied a defibrillator to restart her heart and another device restored her breathing, police said. The victim, 58, of Brooklyn, was taken to New York Downtown Hospital where she was said to be in stable condition.
Arrests in subway mugging
Two men were arrested on Tues., Jan. 19 for the 2 a.m. robbery of a man on the northbound platform of the N train at Canal St. Lamar Long and William Rivera, both 18 and Bronx residents, took $400 and a music player from the victim and boarded a northbound train, police said. The victim called from an emergency phone in the Canal St. station and police arrested Long and Rivera at the N station at Eighth St. and Broadway.
A Battery Park City resident of 355 South End Ave. in Gateway Plaza told police that the family left their two apartments for vacation on Tuesday morning Dec. 22 and returned on Jan. 8 to find both places were entered and two watches with a total value of $1,400 and a pearl necklace valued at $5,500 had been stolen. Police said there was no sign of forced entry.
Soho boutique burglary
A witness who was in a room above the Michael Kors shop at 101 Prince St. heard a bang around 4 a.m. Mon., Jan. 18, and saw three burglars fleeing the shop with two handbags, valued at $1,000 each, which they had taken from a display table in the store, police said.
A burglar, or burglars broke into a basement construction site at Elizabeth Irwin High School, 40 Charlton St. around 3:45 p.m. Fri., Jan. 15, forced open a gang box and stole tools valued at $583, and then went upstairs where they stole two laptop computers, one from the first floor and another from the third floor, with a total value of$3,300, according to police.
On Jan. 4, a burglar or burglars found their way into the school without a forced entry at 12:50 a.m., broke into offices on the fourth floor of the building and stole 20 laptop computers, police said.
Case of missing case
A New Jersey man, 50, put his brief case down while trying on a jacket at Prada, 575 Broadway near Prince St. around 11:25 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 14 and discovered it was missing when he went to pick it up again, police said.
— Albert Amateau
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