3 would-be thieves busted by subway cops
Transit cops nabbed a few would-be crooks over the weekend.
Police say Edward Binyard, 19, demanded a rider's wallet on a No. 6 train early Saturday and punched and kicked him in the head when he refused. Cops said Binyard, of the Bronx, had been arrested 14 other times in the past.
Later that day, Mohamed Barry, 48, allegedly snatched a woman's phone on a Queens-bound Q train. The unidentified woman took it back, and told a conductor about the incident at the next stop, where cops arrested Barry.
And a feisty 13-year-old girl chased after Giacomo Cordaro, 24, on Friday afternoon when police say he tried to hop off a downtown No. 3 train at Atlantic Avenue after swiping her iPod. Cordaro was cornered by the teen and cops, who arrested him and returned the device to the the girl.
The arrests come a few weeks after Police Commissioner Ray Kelly added 243 new subway cops to fight a rise in crime — especially the theft cell phones and e-readers.
Each of the new cops made at least one arrest in their first two weeks on the job, Chief Joseph Fox told the MTA’s board last week.