Crime Watch

| 24 Sep 2021 | 02:15

    Stabbing Suspect Arrested

    A 26-year-old man told police that at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, he got into a dispute with a 29-year-old man inside 345 East 92nd St. near First Ave. The 29-year-old then punched the 26-year-old with a closed fist to his face, causing bruising and swelling. The 29-year-old next stabbed the victim with a knife in his abdominal area and the left rear side of his body, causing an open wound and bleeding. The victim was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for treatment, and Kyle Morales was arrested and charged with assault.

    Senior Collared in Road Rage Incident

    Police reported that 11:45 a.m. on Monday, September 20, a 23-year-old man and a 68-year-old man were involved in a motor vehicle accident at the northeast corner of Madison Ave. and East 71st St. The older man then got out of his vehicle and struck the younger man in the face multiple times with a closed fist, causing a minor laceration to the victim’s right cheek, as well as pain and swelling to his nose. Doda Djonovic was arrested and charged with assault.

    Jewelry Jacked

    The 52-year-old owner of Forever Simon’s jewelry at 1628 Third Ave. near East 92nd St. said that at 12:22 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, a 65-year-old man entered the location saying he was looking to buy a gift for his wife, who was on her way to the store. While the presumed customer waited for his wife the owner went to the side to finish up a report. The customer then reached over the counter and removed an item of jewelry without paying, before fleeing the store. The stolen item was a piece of jewelry featuring a 3.35-carat diamond in a 14K white gold diamond halo setting, valued at $26,350.

    Repeat Robbery Suspects Nabbed

    A 22-year-old man reported that he was walking eastbound on East 76th St. at 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, when a 27-year-old man grabbed him from behind while another 27-year-old on a bike distracted him by asking questions. The first attacker then spun the victim around and said, “I’m not playing; give me the bag!” The victim handed over an LL Bean backpack valued at $50. As the victim was crossing First Ave. at East 76th St. a third man, aged 35, approached him, returned his bag and said, “My bad.” The victim said he got all his property back, but Mario Chavez-Venegas and Christopher Burrus were arrested and charged with robbery for this incident, as well as a previous theft with an open complaint.

    Cashed Out

    A 34-year-old male employee at the Baked by Melissa store at 784 Lexington Ave. near East 61st St. said that at 6:58 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, a 40-year-old man entered the location and placed a note on the counter that read, “THIS IS A ROBBERY” while keeping his right hand concealed in a black drawstring Nike bag. The employee told the would-be robber that the store was cashless, at which the suspect left the location and took off northbound on Lexington Ave.