Crime Watch

| 12 Nov 2021 | 12:10

    Man Tries to Take Baby’s Stroller

    A 41-year-old woman told police that at 3:42 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, she was feeding her baby at the northeast corner of FDR Drive and East 76th St. when a 30-year-old man ran up to her and started pulling at her baby’s stroller. A struggle ensued, and the mother managed to pull the stroller back from the suspect. The suspect then took the mother’s bag and fled southbound on foot. Fortunately, a bystander was able to recover the stolen property for the victim, and Luke Suraimon was soon arrested and charged with robbery. The mother sustained no injuries, and the blue bag stolen and recovered was valued at $280.

    Two Car Intruders Collared

    According to police, at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, a 31-year-old man from Cliffside, NJ was leaving a deli at 1675 Third Ave. at East 94th St. and heading back to his black 2015 Fiat when he saw a 54-year-old man inside the car going through his stuff. As the motorist approached his car he saw that the intruder had items of his property in his hands. The suspect then ran off, dropping all the motorist’s belongings on the ground outside the vehicle. David Minutoli was arrested and charged with petit larceny.

    In a similar incident, which took place at 9:37 p.m. on Friday, October 29, a 55-year-old man was getting into his car in front of 1 East 60th St. at Fifth Ave. when he discovered a 37-year-old man sitting inside the vehicle. The intruder exited the car and started to run, and when the motorist started to give chase, the suspect threw the motorist’s property on the ground. The motorist was able to recover his possessions, which consisted of five credit cards, and Louis Mizrahi was arrested and charged with grand larceny.

    Graffiti Artists Busted

    A 51-year-old male witness reported to police that at 3:33 a.m. on Monday, October 18, he saw a 21-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man using a magic marker to draw graffiti on the front of 767 Lexington Ave. at East 61st St. The witness identified the suspects when police arrived, and though the suspects tried to flee they were subsequently apprehended. Upon arrest, they were found in possession of the graffiti instruments. Alyssa Torres and Chouaib Rouzaqui were arrested and charged with making graffiti.

    Bike Thief Thwarted

    A male security officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at 430 E. 67th St. between First Ave. and York Ave. told police that at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, November 5, he observed via a security camera a 39-year-old man cutting a bike lock outside the location and then removing the bike from its rack and trying to flee. The reporter notified other security officers, who stopped the suspect and recovered the bike without incident, holding the suspect until police arrived on the scene. A lock-cutting device was recovered from the suspect’s waistband, and there were no injuries. Luis Reyes was arrested and charged with petit larceny. The bike stolen and recovered was a Ross Mt. Rushmore mountain bike valued at $240.