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Group assault and subway theft are in this week’s Village blotter

The suspect who allegedly stole a purse in the Bleecker Street subway station. (Courtesy NYPD)

Purse snatch in Bleecker Street subway

A woman had her purse stolen inside the Bleecker Street subway station on Jan. 9, according to police. At 12:45 p.m., a 20-year-old woman was standing in the mezzanine area of the station, when a man allegedly reached between the security bars and took her purse. The man then fled the station.

 

New Year’s group assault in East Village

Three men are wanted for a vicious assault in the East Village during the early morning hours of Jan. 1, according to a police report. Around 4 a.m., a male victim, 25, was allegedly assaulted by three men near East 9th Street and Avenue A. There was no reported motive, and the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured skull and broken nose.

 

Man wanted for theft pattern in Village: cops

Police say this man stole one purse and tried to steal another. (Courtesy NYPD)

An alleged purse thief is wanted in connection with two incidents in the Village, according to police. On Jan. 18, around 9:10 p.m., at the corner of West 12th and West 4th Streets, the male suspect got out of the passenger seat of a vehicle and approached a 26-year-old woman, and allegedly tried to take her purse. The man was unsuccessful and fled in the vehicle empty-handed. The second incident was on Jan. 19, around 8:15 a.m., when the man allegedly approached a 69-year-old woman at West Houston and Mercer Streets and took her purse, which contained three credit cards, a checkbook and $200 in cash. The man then fled in a vehicle south on Mercer Street, officials said.

 

Downtown cell phone snatcher

This man is wanted for allegedly snatching two cell phones in separate incidents. (Courtesy NYPD)

Police are looking for a man after two separate incidents of cell phone thefts, officials said. On Dec. 16, around 5:20 p.m., near 209 East 4th St., a 61-year-old male victim was walking and texting on his phone, when a man allegedly snatched the phone from him, then fled in an unknown direction. The second incident was on Friday, Jan. 10, around 8:40 p.m. At Forsyth and Grand Streets, a woman, 28, was walking when the male suspect allegedly snatched her cell phone and ran north on Eldridge Street with the property.  

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