Sprayed, Not Paid Apparently, beauty ran only skin deep in one beauty salon customer. At 8:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, a female customer refused to pay the $245 she owed for treatments in a beauty and nail salon located among the 1300s on Lexington Avenue. Accordingly, a 57-year-old male employee blocked the door so the customer couldn’t leave until police arrived. She responded by pepper-spraying the employee to get through the door. She succeeded and fled northbound on Lexington to an unknown location. Unfortunately, police were unable to locate the customer.
Crowbar Menace CollaredAt 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, a man was walking some dogs at the northwest corner of York Avenue and East 85th Street when he got in a dispute with a 48-year-old man. The 48-year-old then went into the basement of an adjacent building and came out with a crowbar, threatening to hit the dog walker with it. A police officer arrived on the scene and talked to multiple witnesses who said they saw the whole incident. The crowbar wielder, Miguel Arnao, was arrested and charged with menacing.
Simulated Gun, Real CashA bank robber simulating a gun made off with a substantial score recently. At 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, a 45-year-old man wearing sunglasses entered the Capital One bank at 991 Third Ave., approached a teller window and slid the teller a note requesting $10,000 cash. The robber had his hand in his coat pocket, simulating, but not showing, a gun. The teller gave the man $2,738 in cash along with his note. The robber then fled on foot, heading westbound on East 59th Street and evading police.
Stolen StrollerA baby stroller went for an unauthorized stroll. At 5:50 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, a 33-year-old woman placed her stroller, containing personal property, next to her vehicle in front of 1122 Third Avenue while she paid the parking meter. When she returned, the stroller was gone. No unauthorized usage turned up on her credit cards at the time of the police report, but the items stolen included a Bugaboo Bee stroller valued at $1,200, a Marc Jacobs bag worth $250, $100 in cash and a New York state driver’s license, making a total theft of $1,550.
Boutique PiqueA local thrift shop is likely somewhat the worse for wear after a recent robbery. A 47-year-old male employee of the Unique Boutique at 1674 Third Ave. told police that a coworker had closed up the shop at 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. When the employee came in to open the store at 10 a.m. the following morning he noticed that the rear screen door was open. He then checked the register and deposit drawer and discovered that $900 in cash was missing.