Police Blotter: Week of Aug. 17, 2017


A ticket vendor stole $10 from a cashier at a Broadway liquor store in a grab-and-dash robbery on Aug. 8.

The victim told police the crook waltzed into the booze emporium between Morris Street and Battery Place at 3:11 pm, and snatched a $10 bill from her hand, then darted out of the store.

The alleged thief is a known ticket vendor who operates near the State Island Ferry, cops said.



A pair of thieves nabbed a phone from a man’s hand on a south-bound 4 train at the Fulton Street subway station on Aug. 8.

The victim told police he was riding the rails when his train pulled into the station near Broadway at 5:30 pm, and two teenage crooks nabbed his phone before fleeing out the closing doors.

The man managed to squeeze out of the train before it left, and gave chase to the young crooks, but the delinquents split up and outran him, cops said.



A 25-year-old man was arrested on burglary charges for scaling 71-stories to the top of a Fulton Street crane to snap pictures on Aug. 12.

Construction workers spotted the suspect atop the massive crane between Nassau and Dutch streets at 7:25 pm, snapping shots of the surrounding skyline from atop the awesome but illicit vantage.



Cops arrested a 52-year-old man for allegedly slugging an MTA employee inside the Fulton Street Subway Station on Aug. 12.

The victim told police he was giving directions to another straphanger at the station near Broadway at 3:10 pm, when the suspect suddenly socked him in the face.



Two crooks robbed a kind-hearted woman after she gave one of the delinquents a dollar inside the Bowling Green subway station on Aug. 10.

The victim told police she was inside the station near Battery Place at 1 am, when the two crooks approached her and asked for a buck.

The good Samaritan duly handed over the bill, then one of the crooks shoved her and dug into her purse to grab another $120, cops said.



Cops busted an alleged robber inside a Varick Street bank on Aug. 9.

A teller told police she was working at the bank between W. Houston and King streets at 2:16 pm, when the suspect sauntered up and handed her a note which read, “I have a gun give me all your money.”

The teller handed the man $500, and the suspect promptly ventured outside the bank, where he took a garbage can and destroyed property belonging to the business, cops said.

When police arrived at the scene, the man was back inside the bank holding the stolen cash, according to police.

— Colin Mixson