Volume 20, Number 40 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | February 16 - 23, 2011
Baruch Houses murder
Police responding to a 911 call at 4:58 a.m. Sat., Feb. 12 found a 30 year-old woman with multiple stab wounds to her back in the elevator of a Baruch Houses building at 555 FDR Dr. The victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Beth Israel Hospital. Police withheld the identity of the victim, described only as a 30-year-old Hispanic woman, pending family notification. The case is under investigation.
First Precinct police responded to a report of a brawl at Sway Lounge, 305 Spring St., at 2:36 a.m. Tues. Feb. 8 and found one man bleeding from a laceration to his scalp. An Emergency Medical Service team took the injured man to Bellevue Hospital where he was described as being in stable condition. Police learned that a second man, 25, had been stabbed in the stomach earlier and gotten on his own to New York Presbyterian Hospital where he was said to be in stable conditions. A third man in the brawl walked into Downtown Hospital on Gold St. with a laceration to his ear, police said. There were no arrests and police are investigating the incident.
Not a bellhop
A woman visitor checked into the Sheraton Four Points, 66 Charleton St., Mon. Feb. 14 and saw a man she thought was a bellhop taking her bags from the front desk to the conference room shortly after noon, police. She left for a two-hours walk around the neighborhood and returned to learn that her bags were missing. The hotel surveillance camera showed a man who not a hotel employee picking up the bags and walking off, police said.
Recover East River DOA
The NYPD harbor unit pulled the body of a man out of the East River who jumped from the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday morning Feb. 10. A witness who spotted the man jumping phoned 911 at around 7 a.m. The victim was not identified pending family notification.
Police arrested Bradley Jones, 53, on Feb. 4 and charged him with larceny for stealing three jackets with a total value of $1,104 from the French Connection boutique, 435 W. Broadway near Prince St. on Jan. 5. Jones shoplifted the three jackets at 3:15 p.m. and fled with them. He was identified on a surveillance tape.
Police arrested Anthony Gilliam, 49, and Albert Anderson, 48, for robbing shops in Chinatown, Soho and the Upper East Side between Jan. 21 and Feb. 3 and tying up and beating the employees. Gilliam, who was arrested Feb. 9, was charged with robbing a shop at 199 Prince St. on the afternoon of Feb. 3 with Anderson. They threatened to kill the woman attendant and attempted to tie her hands behind her back, police said. She managed to escape after the pair fled, police said.
On Jan. 25, the suspects entered a shop at 75 Baxter St., at 4:50 p.m. when one of them punched the woman attendant in the face, dragged her to the bathroom in the rear of the store and tied her hands with plastic ties, according to the charges.
On Jan. 21, the suspects entered a boutique at 533 Third Ave. at E. 35th St., where one of them grabbed the woman attendant by the neck. The two suspects bound the victim’s hands and legs and took her bag before fleeing, according to the charges.
The suspects are being held pending a March 1 court appearance, according to a spokesperson for District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.
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