Crime watch

| 24 Sep 2018 | 01:03


Panhandler PunchedPolice are looking for a man who attacked a panhandler in a convenience store. At 7:40 p.m. on Monday, September 17, a 53-year-old man was asking for money inside the 7-Eleven store at 1160 First Ave. when a man said to be in his early 50s punched him in the face, drawing blood, according to the police account. The assailant then fled the store. The victim also sustained pain in his left ankle and was taken to the Weill Cornell Medical Center for treatment. His condition was not released.

Late-Night Sex AssaultAt 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, a man approached a woman in her 20s in front of 175 East 90th St., grabbed her from behind, placed his hand over her mouth, put his other hand under her skirt and grabbed her. The victim kicked the man while struggling with him, but fell to the ground. She was nevertheless able to and flee. Police searched the neighborhood but couldn’t find her assailant.

Sticky Fingers inside White Gloves?It appears that the Upper East Side might have a derelict doorman. At 5 p.m. on Monday, September 17, a 38-year-old man walked into the Dunkin’ Donuts shop at 411 East 70th St. to buy a cup of coffee. He placed his Samsung laptop on a table and left it unattended. A man in a white outfit, which appeared to be a doorman’s uniform, approached the machine and removed it from the table before leaving the store, police said. The stolen laptop is valued at $1,300.

City agency ImpostorPolice remind the public to be very suspicious of surprise visits by individuals claiming to represent official agencies. At 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, an 85-year-old man was at home on East 78th St. when a 49-year-old man gained entrance, displaying what turned out to be forged documents from the New York City Department of Buildings. Fortunately, the intruder -- Spencer Washington -- was soon arrested and charged with burglary. The police report listed no items stolen.