Police Blotter, Week of Oct. 29, 2015

A screen grab from a surveillance video provided by police, showing the alleged attempted-rape suspect inside the E. Sixth St. building on Dec. 28.
A surveillance-camera image of the alleged suspect in two gunpoint robberies.
A surveillance-camera image of the alleged suspect in two gunpoint robberies.

Armed-robbery pattern
On Sat., Oct. 17, at 3:50 a.m., a man armed with a gun followed a woman, 26, into her building on Hudson St. and demanded her bag, according to police. The suspect then hit the victim in the head with the handgun, removed her bag and fled the building. The woman refused medical attention at the scene.

Fifteen minutes earlier, according to police, the same suspect approached a man, 18, in front of 35 E. Ninth St. after the suspect had exited the passenger side of a small, light-colored S.U.V.

The suspect engaged this second victim in conversation, then displayed a silver firearm and demanded his property. The suspect removed the victim’s LG cellphone and fled westbound on E. Ninth St. in the S.U.V.

Police described the suspect as age 18 to 25.
Anyone with information is asked to call the New York Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting them to 274637(CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.

Phone fracas
Police said that on Wed., Oct. 21, they arrested a woman who attacked a 14-year-old boy at about 8:15 p.m. over a cell phone.

According to cops, the youth dropped his phone inside a stationery store at 474 Sixth Ave. and soon found that someone else was playing finders keepers.

A 25-year-old woman claimed that the boy was actually taking her friend’s phone as her friend went back to retrieve it, according to a police report. The boy grabbed the phone and tried to run away. But the woman hit him and threw him into two store stands before he fell to the floor. She then struck the storeowner as he came to the boy’s rescue, causing a laceration to the older man’s chest.

Both the man and the boy refused medical attention. Police arrested the woman and charged her with misdemeanor assault.

Thunder punch
A stranger punched another man on Thurs., Oct. 22, inside Thunder Jackson’s bar at 169 Bleecker St. Police did not say the cause of the altercation that left the victim, 34, with a cut-up face just after midnight.

Jason Trent, 47, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault.

Beaten up to the beat
A 30-year-old man allegedly brought his friends along on Sat., Oct. 24, to confront a 33-year-old man who had argued with him inside Cielo, a dance club at 18 Little W. 12th St.

The group of three men started punching the victim at about 2:50 a.m., resulting in a cut to the back of his head. Police arrived and arrested Oron Tanami, 30, Moti Atais, 21, and Elad Ben-Kimon, 32, on misdemeanor assault charges.

Coke, not the real thing
An arrest came easy for police who spotted a man peering around the corner of W. 14th St. and Tenth Ave. They approached and asked him what he was doing and whether he was carrying anything illegal.

“I got this coke but it’s fake. I just got it from John around the corner,” Trent Patterson, 50, allegedly told police.

They searched Patterson and found an alleged butterfly knife in his right rear pants pocket. A police report added that he concealed his true identity as they arrested him for felony possession of a weapon.

Thief gets bagged
Police said a man swiped a handbag containing makeup and $20 inside 470 Sixth Ave. Two witnesses told police they saw him take the purse at about 10:10 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 22. The victim, 30, got her bag back.

Roderick Bishop, 26, was arrested and charged with felony grand larceny.

—  Zach Williams  and Lincoln Anderson