Police Blotter, Week of April 9, 2015

Woman fights off attacker
At around 2 a.m. on Sun., Mar. 15, a woman was walking on Mulberry St. when a man, who had been following her, touched her inappropriately over her clothing, police say. The woman, 27, fought off him and the suspect then fled. Police are looking for a man who is around 30 and weighs 180 pounds. They released a video of the suspect, which is posted at downtownexpress.com.

Police are looking for this suspect in connection with a March 24th mugging at the Brooklyn Bridge subway station.
Police are looking for this suspect in connection with a March 24th mugging at the Brooklyn Bridge subway station.

Midday robber threatens to shoot
On Tues., Mar. 24, a man approached an 18-year-old male teen who was waiting for a southbound train at the Brooklyn Bridge (4,5,6) station in the Civic Center at around 2 p.m., and threatened to shoot the teen if he didn’t hand over his cell phone, police say.

The teen obliged and the man boarded a train that pulled into the station. Police say that at no time did he show a weapon.

Police released a photo of the suspect who they say is around 20, weighs 160 pounds and is 5”6’. He was wearing a black-hooded jacket and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

Scissor rage
Jealousy and scissors don’t mix: a man who was hanging out with his ex-girlfriend on the 5 train, got sliced with scissors on his hand when she got upset he was looking at another woman, police say.

The man was on a downtown express 5 train on Fri., Apr. 4 at around 10:30 p.m. when his ex-girlfriend took scissors out of her pocket and swung them at him, cutting his right hand. She also kicked his right leg. The Brooklyn man, 35, was treated at the scene near the Bowling Green stop while the woman, 24, fled.

Police have not arrested her.

Attack from aspiring ad execs
Traffic cones are not usually thought of as weapons, but two teens used them in a dispute with a man, 58, in the Seaport on Thurs., Mar. 26, police say.

It is unclear what started the verbal altercation between the teenage males — one 14, one 16 — and the New Jersey man at around 4 p.m. in front of 55 Fulton St., police say. It escalated and the two teens grabbed the traffic cones and threw them at the man, causing lacerations to his face.

Both teens were arrested. One is from Queens, the other from the Lower East Side, and both attend the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising, which is in the Seaport at 411 Pearl St. — not far from where the incident took place.

Rude awakening
A Staten Island woman was so deep in sleep that she missed her South Ferry stop and was only awoken when a thief took her bag. The suspect got away with $850 worth of stuff, police say.

The 25-year-old fell asleep on the 1 train going to South Ferry at 3:30 a.m. on Fri., Apr. 3, police say. The train started going back uptown again when she felt a lush worker — police term for thieves that prey on sleeping and often inebriated subway riders — remove her bag from her arm. Inside the purse was a $150 Michael Kors wallet, a $300 gold iPhone, gold rings worth $60 and Alex and Ani bracelets worth $300.

After she woke up, she looked around the train to see if anyone was there with her bag, but saw no one. She got off the train at the Houston St. stop in Soho and immediately called the police and reported the crime.

Cross-dressing muggers
Take one inebriated man, early morning hours and two men “impersonating females” — and you get one mugging gone awry in the Financial District.

Police say a drunk man, 28, was buying some food at a bodega at 150 Water St. at 4:45 a.m. on Sat., Mar. 28. The man told police that two men “impersonating females” attempted to seduce him. The two men grabbed the intoxicated man’s wallet and made a break for it, running out of the grocery store and dropping the wallet in their rush to escape.

The store’s male employee, 33, corroborated the man’s story, telling police that he noticed a struggle. The man, who lives in the Seaport, recovered his wallet.