Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bronx Hit-and-Run Victim Dies


By Dan Gesslein

BRONX– Police are looking for the driver who struck a Soundview pedestrian who later died of his injuries.




The man was struck in broad daylight as he crossed White Plains Road and Gleason Avenue on April 29. Cops say the victim, 45-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was attempting to cross White Plains Road mid block when he was struck by a black sedan.


Gutierrez was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center where he hung un until succumbing to his injuries on May 3.


Cops say the driver of the sedan did not remain at the scene while Gutierrez lay in the street suffering from head trauma. Instead the black sedan sped off.


For decades that stretch of White Plains Road has been known as a dangerous street. Drivers from cabbies to pedestrians and delivery trucks race down this stretch of roadway. The block is more reminiscent in length to a Manhattan block than a residential street.Pedestrians frequently try to cross in the middle of the street rather than taking the long hike to a corner crosswalk.


Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gym Rat Rips Off Patrons at Bronx Fitness


BRONX- Cops are looking for a real gym rat who helped himself to patrons’ wallets while they worked out. 



Cops released surveillance video of a suspect who is suspected of striking three separate times at 2 gyms. The thief struck at the Planet Fitness on Southern Boulevard on April 1st and April 2nd. He also struck at the Blink Fitness on Southern Boulevard. 
Police released surveillance video of a suspect they believe struck in all 3 cases. The man is seen on video donning a light blue track suit and holding a water bottle. But instead of hitting the gym, cops believe he hit lockers for cash.

Investigators said that while patrons were working out in the gym, the thief walked into the men’s locker room and helped himself to the clothing lockers making off with $500 in cash. 

The suspect is described as a black male, between the ages 20-30 years-old, slim build, brown eyes and a goatee. He last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black sneakers, with a black backpack and a light blue track suit. 


Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.