Volume 17 • Issue 22 | October 22 - 28, 2004



Police Blotter

Subway death
A Bangladeshi immigrant, Syed Fazle Mowra, 67, died after a northbound No. 6 train struck him in the Broadway-Lafayette station at 6:46 p.m. Sat. Oct. 16, police said. The victim, who worked handing out flyers for a sandwich shop on Canal St., dropped a hearing aid that he had recently acquired onto the tracks and went down to find it when the train pulled into the station. A New York University student, Eric Munson, 19, was trying to lift the victim out of the tracks, but the train struck when Mowra was only halfway up, according to a report in The Washington Square News, the N.Y.U. newspaper.


Motorcycle theft
A man who parked his Harley Davidson motorcycle at the northwest corner of Sixth Ave. and Spring St. returned at 6:30 p.m. Sun. Oct. 10 to find it missing, police said.


Bag lifted in Soho
A patron of a Soho restaurant at 148 Mercer St. told police that someone took her bag from the back of her chair while she was at dinner on Friday night Oct. 8. The bag had $500 in cash, credit cars, personal papers and a digital camera.


Car burglary
A woman who returned to her parked her car on the southwest corner of W. Houston and Wooster Sts. at 2 a.m. Sat. Oct. 9 found the right front window smashed and the clothes and jewelry she had left there missing, police said.


Back of the truck
A driver making a delivery at 386 W. Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts. at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8 told police that someone had taken some boxes of merchandize while he was gone.


Bar incident
A woman patron of a bar at 323 W. Broadway who became sick and went to the bathroom found that someone had stolen credit cards and $100 in cash from her bag, which she had left at her seat during the early hours of Fri. Oct. 8, police said.


Back of the chair
A patron of a cafe on the ground floor of 160 Broadway told police at 7 p.m. Sun. Oct. 10 that the jacket he had left on the back of his chair when he went to get his food order was gone when he returned to his seat. The thief also made off with the victim’s wallet with personal papers, which were in the jacket.


Seaport heist
The manager of Bridge Cafe, 279 Water St. at Dover St., told police at 3 p.m. Sat. Oct. 9 that an unknown thief had removed processing equipment and food from the restaurant kitchen.

—Albert Amateau



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