Big clothing theft and string of robberies of delivery men in Village blotter

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The two suspects wanted for alleged robberies of delivery men on Essex Street. (Courtesy NYPD)

Delivery men robbed on Essex Street

Two men are wanted by police after a couple of alleged robberies on Essex Street, according to police. The first incident was on Feb. 12, around 1:45 p.m., near 64 Essex St. A male victim, 27, was delivering food, when he was approached the two men, police said, who allegedly put the victim in a chokehold and punched him in the face and body before taking $60. The attackers fled in an unknown direction, police said, and the victim refused medical attention. The second incident was five days later, around 12:45 p.m., near 66 Essex St. A 66-year-old male victim was delivering food and was approached by the two men, who allegedly put the victim in a chokehold and pushed him into a wall, causing him to lose consciousness. The two men then allegedly took the victim’s wallet, which contained $150 and credit cards. The attackers fled in an unknown direction. The victim sustained a laceration and swelling to his head, and was taken by EMS to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.


Nearly $30,000 of clothes stolen from Soho shop

Police are looking for three women who allegedly stole nearly $30,000 worth of clothes from a Soho shop. On Jan. 21, around 7:20 p.m., the three women entered The Real Real at 80 Wooster St., police said, and then removed several items of clothing from shelves, then entered fitting rooms. They then left the store with tote bags allegedly containing $28,700 worth of merchandise, officials said.


Theft at East Village bar

The suspect wanted for an alleged robbery at Solas Bar in the East Village. (Courtesy NYPD)

Police released a photo of a man who allegedly stole a woman’s wallet in an East Village bar. On Saturday, Jan. 11, around 2:25 a.m., a man was inside Solas Bar at 232 E. 9 St., and allegedly took a wallet from a bag belonging to a woman, 28, before fleeing the location, police said. The wallet contained $300 and several debit and credit cards, according to officials, and there were no reported unauthorized uses of the cards.


Group steals wallet in restaurant

Police said they are looking for three males in connection with a wallet theft in the East Village. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 9:55 p.m., inside the restaurant Westville East at 173 Ave. A, a female victim, 27, placed her jacket on a coat rack near the door, where three males walked into the shop and allegedly removed her wallet from the jacket. An investigation found that unauthorized purchases were made using the victim’s credit cards at nearby establishments.

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