Police Blotter: Week of Feb. 18, 2016


A 22-year-old man was slashed in the Financial District on Monday night, police say.

The intoxicated victim was walking along Cliff St. near the corner with John St. around 11:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 15 when he got into an argument with a man on the street, cops said.

The passer-by pulled out a blade and slashed the victim, leaving him lying on the sidewalk with a four-inch cut to the abdomen, according to police.

The victim was rushed to New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital in stable condition and the attacker is still on the loose, police said.



Fashion fiends struck twice in Lower Manhattan last week, bagging thousands of dollars worth of designer accessories, according to police.

Three stylish shoplifters swiped three designer handbags from a Versace boutique in Soho.

The male purse pinchers grabbed the bags, worth $4,475 altogether, and bolted from the store at 160 Mercer St. around 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 9, according to police.

Just the day before, another classy crook lifted five Tiffany sunglasses worth $1,750 from a Sunglass Hut in the Financial District, police say.

The man snagged the shades from the store at 183 Broadway at 5:27 p.m. on Monday Feb. 8, according to a report.



Three men were busted trying to buy a $300 suit jacket with a forged credit card on Monday Feb. 8, police say.

The fashion-forward fraudsters, who hail from Brooklyn, Queens and Charleston, S.C., were arrested after trying to pay with the counterfeit card at the Suit Supply on Broome St. around 3:15 p.m., according to the police report.

When the credit card was rejected, they tried to settle the bill with a Visa gift card instead — which also turned out to be fake, according to police.



A Queens man was robbed and then beaten in broad daylight in the Financial District, police say.

The victim was standing across from a Dunkin Donuts on Beaver St. around 2:20 p.m. last Friday, Feb. 12, when a pickpocket reached into his pants to steal a wad of bills totaling $600, according to a report.

When the man tried to stop the thief, a second pickpocket with a red baseball cap punched him in the face several times before the robbers both fled westbound, police said.

The victim’s swollen and bruised face was treated by emergency medics at the scene, according to police.



A 21-year-old man zoomed off in a stolen Zipcar last month, police say.

The car-stealing crook drove off with a dark blue Mercedes-Benz GLK model parked inside a garage at 200 Chambers St. just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 1, according to a report.

He used a fraudulent account to check out the car and was arrested with the $37,900 SUV three days later, according to police.