Police Blotter

Groper arrested

Police on Nov. 6 arrested a suspect in connection with the Oct. 23 sex abuse of a woman, 19, on the southbound platform of the No. 6 train in the Union Square subway station. Froylan Andrade, 39, of Elmhurst, Queens, was charged with sexual abuse for seizing the victim’s shoulder from behind, lifting her dress and grabbing her buttocks and crotch. The victim boarded the same train as the suspect, shot his photo with her cell phone and gave a copy to police.

Subway death

An unidentified man was struck and killed by a northbound No. 4 train at the Bleecker and Lafayette Sts. station as he was walking across the tracks at 8:48 a.m. Sun., Nov. 6, police said.

Village robbery series

Police are seeking a suspect or two wanted for three armed robberies in the Village and South Village areas. One target was the Pleasure Chest, 156 Seventh Ave., which was hit at 2:45 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 13. The robber, simulating a handgun, grabbed an employee and said, “Don’t move, don’t move. Open the register.” He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspects entered Braccialini, at 436 West Broadway, around 3:10 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 20, when one of them displayed a silver handgun, demanded money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspects, one of them armed with a handgun, entered EZ Pawn, 200 W. 14th St., 20 minutes later on Oct. 20, demanded money and jewelry and fled with undisclosed items and a sum of cash.

Both suspects were described as black men, 25 to 35 years old. One was between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches, with a thin-to-medium build, and the other was said to be 6 feet 1 inches, with a thin-to-medium build and wearing a green baseball cap.

Stuy Town mugger

Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of a 77-year-old man on Nov. 3 at 5:15 p.m. in the vestibule of his Stuyvesant Town building at 274 First Ave. at E. 16th St. The mugger grabbed the victim, took money from his pocket and fled, police said. The suspect was described as a black man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 pounds, last seen wearing glasses, a light-colored shirt, baseball cap, blue jeans and sneakers.

Fast-food bandit

Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with two Chelsea robberies. On Wed., Nov. 2, at 8:49 p.m. the suspect entered Soul Fixins, the restaurant at 225 W. 28th St., said he had a gun and demanded money. He took the tip jar and fled. About 40 minutes later he walked in the Blimpie at 67 W. 23rd St., ordered coffee and when the employee opened the register, took an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber and the employee struggled before the robber fled. He was described as being a black man about 5 feet 7 inches and heavyset.

Anyone with information should report it by phone to the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (Crimes) and entering TIP577.

Soho cape swipe

A man and a woman who walked into the TSE boutique at 120 Wooster St. around 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 30, managed to take a cashmere cape from a display mannequin and walk out without paying for it. The shop manager noticed three days later that the item was missing and called police after viewing the surveillance tape that recorded the theft.

Credit-card fakes

Police arrested two suspects at Thompson and West Houston Sts. around 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5, and charged them with using fake credit cards to pay $2,344 for a car. Johnson Mosquito, 22, and Michael Johnson, 21, were charged with larceny.

Hold onto those handbags!

A Brooklyn woman, 21, left her bag on the back of her chair with her jacket over it in Greenhouse, the nightclub at 150 Varick St., around 3 a.m. Sun., Oct. 30, and went to the powder room. She returned five minutes later to find that a thief had made off with the bag but left her jacket.

A Queens woman, 19, left her handbag unattended at her table at Diva, the club at 331 West Broadway at Grand St., around 1 a.m. Sat., Nov. 5, and returned a few minutes later to find it had been stolen.

A woman, 55, visiting from Hawaii was trying on shoes at the David Z boutique, 561 Broadway near Prince St., around 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29, when she discovered that her bag, which she had placed on the floor beside her, was gone along with its contents of $500 in cash, jewelry valued at $600 and her iPhone.

Albert Amateau