Volume 20, Number 50 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | December 8 - 14, 2010
Sentence in WTC theft
Emmanuel Reyes, who pleaded guilty in September to stealing a total of $12,700 from the cash register of the Tribute World Trade Center Visitor Center while he worked at the Center, was sentenced last week to six months in jail followed by five years probation. Reyes was also sentenced to repaying all the money to the Tribute Center, a not-for-profit living memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attack. Visitors’ donations are intended for student education, volunteer programs and the historical preservation of the Tribute Center.
Fulton St. muggers
A man bought a six-pack of beer at a convenience store on the northeast corner of Broadway and Fulton St. around 11 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 2 when three men approached him on the sidewalk. “Can I have a beer,” asked one of them and the three punched him, knocked him to the pavement and stole $20 and his iPhone and fled, police said. One of the robbers let his cell phone fall during the attack and the victim managed to tuck it under his body while he was lying on the pavement, police said.
Sullivan St. hold-up
A man who walked out of the Blue Ribbon Bar at 97 Sullivan St., at Spring St. around 12:45 a.m. Sat., Dec. 4 felt someone grab his jacket and turned to find a man flashing a handgun and saying, “I’m hungry. Give me your money,” police said. The victim handed over about $80 and the robber fled along with an accomplice who was acting as a look-out.
A Queens man who fell asleep on an E Train during the early hours of Sat. Dec. 4 woke up at Canal St. at 3:30 a.m. and discovered his left front pants pocket slashed and his wallet missing, police said. He lost his credit cards, New York driver’s license and his Dominican Republic private aviation license.
Left his laptop
A Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. man went to Tauro, 284 Hudson St. in Hudson Sq. for lunch shortly after noon Fri., Nov. 19 and left with a friend in deep conversation. He remembered a short time later that he had left his laptop computer and a camera in his backpack under his chair and returned to the restaurant at 1:30 p.m. but the backpack was gone.
Lost in the crowd
A woman visiting from Argentina told police she was bumped and pushed as she got out of a crowded subway at Prince St. around 2:40 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5. She discovered that a pocket of her handbag was open and her wallet with credit cards and $30 in cash had been stolen.
A woman parked her car in front of the FEGS Health and Human Services agency at 80 Vandam St. between Hudson and Greenwich Sts. shortly after 11 a.m. Sun., Nov. 28 and went up to her office there for two minutes. When she returned she discovered that her backpack with some costume jewelry, her wallet and two checks totaling $1,210 was gone.