Crime watch

| 12 Oct 2018 | 11:54


Bicyclist Mugged on Fifth Ave.Police are seeking two muggers who threatened to use a gun on a bicyclist. At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, a man was walking his bike northbound along Fifth Avenue near 95th Street when he was approached by two men, one said to be in his early 20s, who said they had a gun and demanded his backpack. He gave them his pack, which held $2,000 and personal items, and both men ran southbound to 94th Street, according to the account the man gave police. The bicyclist was then approached by another man, also 20, who punctured the bike's front tire before running southbound toward 94th Street and getting into a black Nissan Maxima. A witness saw the incident and noted the car's license plates. No gun was ever displayed.

Afternoon mugging on Second Ave.A senior was preyed upon by a teenaged mugger on Second Avenue, police said. At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, a 63-year-old man got off the M96 bus at Second Avenue and 96th Street and was walkings south when a male youth about 15 put a sharp object to the man's right side, and took the man's $4,000 Rolex and wallet which held $200. The man was not injured.

Bag Removed from Truck CabAt 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, a 27-year-old man left his bag in the cab of his work truck, which he left unlocked while he moved items from 215 East 96th St. to the truck parked across the street. When he returned to the truck cab an hour later his bag was missing, police said. Missing is an iPhone SE, headphones, $140 and other personal items.

Apple Watch taken from man's wristiPhones aren't the only Apple products thieves love. A 32-year-old man walking south on the east side of Second Avenue near 64th Street on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4, had his Apple watch stripped from his wrist by a thief who then ran southbound on Second Avenue.

Slim pickings for late-night burglarA burglar got away with only $15 in cash after breaking into a local restaurant. At 2 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, a man lifted up the front gate and walked down an alley way to gain entry through the back door of the Eighteen Restaurant at 240 East 81st St. The burglar entered an office, where he tried to open the safe but failed. He succeeded in prying open a cash register, though, taking the $15.