Volume 20, Number 51 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | December 15 - 21, 2010
A Bronx resident, 18, told police he was waiting for his brother on the northwest corner of Greenwich and Chambers Sts. around 6 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 9 when a group of about 30 men walked by and commented on his elaborate belt. Members of the group then attacked him, punched him in the eye, hit him in the head with a construction sign and fled with the victim’s belt valued at $400, police said. The victim went to the hospital for treatment to an injured eye, police said.
Park Row arrests
A surveillance camera at J & R Electronics, 23 Park Row, taped four suspects stuffing merchandise into shopping bags around 6:30 p.m. Sat. Dec. 4, police said. Security guards challenged the suspects when they were walking out of the place without paying, but the suspects fought with the guards before they were arrested. Two of the suspects were injured in the struggle, police said. Charged with grand larceny and assault were Donald Wyatt, 33; Deon Dirton, 28; Naiquon Mackey, 33, and Shawn Noel, 31. The merchandise, 47 video games valued at $2,800 was recovered, police said.
Judy Yu, 29, was arrested around 5:45 p.m. Sat. Dec. 11 in J & R Music on Park Row for trying to pay for a Sony laptop computer 11 with a credit card that was not hers, police said. Yu was also charged with possession of a forged Pennsylvania driver’s license.
A woman, 37, told police that she put her bag on a counter at a fast food shop on Dey St. near Broadway while looking for a place to sit around 2 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 2 and by the time she went back for it she found it was stolen, along with her credit cards and $2,300 in cash.
A woman patron of Kana, the club at 324 Spring St., put her bag down on her table on Sunday night Dec. 12 while she went to dance and found when she returned that her credit cards and cell phone had been stolen, police said.
A Tribeca woman put her bag on a chair in Raccoon Lodge, 59 Warren St. at 7:30 p.m. Sat. Dec. 11 when she went to the ladies’ room and returned to find it was gone along with her driver’s license, sunglasses and $60 in cash.
A woman from Boonton, N.J., parked her car near the northeast corner of Lispenard and Church Sts. around 7:15 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 9 and returned to it four hours later to find the passenger side window smashed and the Global Positioning System, BlackBerry and her laptop computer were stolen.
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