Police on Tuesday were asking for help from the public in finding a suspect who allegedly robbed three people at knifepoint in East Harlem.
The suspect announced a robbery, and ordered the owner to fill the backpack with money and gold. The suspect said he would shoot the owner’s family members if the owner did not comply, authorities said.
A druggist who bought a gun after getting spooked by a string of bloody pharmacy robberies on Long Island fired a shot at a fleeing bandit during yet another medication heist.
A suspected robber trying to escape in a car ran over a police officer and slammed into a bicyclist early Saturday, and ultimately ditched the car and got away after plowing into a dry cleaners in Kips Bay.
On Wednesday morning he attempted to rob two boys and was successful in robbing a third. Later that afternoon he relieved another boy of his wallet in the vicinity of Smith and President streets, police said.
Police Wednesday evening were asking the public to help identify a suspect who stole a man’s cell phone and punched him in Hell’s Kitchen last month.
Police were asking for the public’s help Sunday evening in finding the man who committed a robbery at a Subway restaurant in the Bronx.
Police on Tuesday were asking for help form from the public in finding a man who impersonated a police officer as he robbed another man near Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.
Police Wednesday asked the public to help them find a man who robbed four shops, including a liquor store and a deli, on the South Shore of Staten Island over the past month.
The victim, 58, was threatened and pushed, police said. The mugger allegedly acted as though he had a gun.
It’s never advised to fight back against a robber, but a 92-year-old woman did just that in the Bronx earlier this week.
It’s not clear if the suspect was a U.S. Postal Service employee or if he was just wearing a uniform as a disguise.
“This person came over, yelled ‘I am having an emergency. I am your neighbor’,” said 84-year-old Mary Dicke.
Authorities said a man entered the pharmacy and announced a robbery, then exited with cash and drugs.
The most recent robbery happened on Wednesday, November 23 around 6:06 p.m. Police say the victim, a 71-year-old, was attacked from behind as he was entering the lobby of his apartment building.