Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thief Steals Cab

By Dan Gesslein

CRIME NEWS- A Bronx cabbie lost more than his fare when a gunman robbed him- he lost his cab. 

Cops are looking for the ambitious thief who didn’t just settle for the money in the till but the entire cab. Investigators released video from inside the cab which shows the gunman.

At around 2:50 am on Sunday, the 33-year-old driver picked up a fare at East Gun Hill Road and Colden Avenue. Upon entering the cab, the passenger pulled out a gun and demanded to be driven to Webster Avenue and East Gun Hill Road. 

When the cab reached its destination, the driver jumped out and fled on foot. The gunman then jumped behind the wheel of the 2015 Honda Accord and took off. In addition to the car, the thief made off with the driver’s jacket that contained $300 in cash and two cell phones.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 20 and 30. He is 5 foot 10 and weighs between 180 and 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and a white baseball hat.

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

Monday, April 17, 2017

Wild Foot Chase Wrecks Cars in #bronx

By David Greene

CRIME NEWS- Two men are in police custody and investigators continue to hunt for at least five others after two recent and unrelated thefts of cell phone stores in Morris Park and Norwood.

In the latest incident, categorized as a grand larceny by the NYPD, that took place at the MetroPCS store on April 8, police say the 16-year-old suspect and an accomplice entered the shop at 1050 Morris Park Avenue at 7:20 p.m. and grabbed two iPhones from the display case and fled.

Residents say the store's unidentified manager and a customer pursued the thieves sparking a wild foot chase, including the suspects running along the tops of parked cars up and down Hone Avenue. One vehicle belonging to a worker from Patricia's restaurant suffered serious damage.

The manager and customer captured one of the suspects with one of the phones and held him until police arrived.

Police later charged Shamare Reid, 16, of 692 Allerton Avenue with grand larceny and harassment.

Police are still looking for the brazen gunmen who stormed the T-Mobile store at 370 East Gun Hill Road in Norwood at just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, and attempted to steal $23,000 worth of cell phones.

The stores manager stated five armed bandits were interrupted by police, as the bandits dropped the phones on the street and fled in their getaway vehicle down Webster Avenue, where the suspects abandon their vehicle and fled into French Charlie Park on East 204 Street.

Police say Dennis Green, 33, of Covington, GA, was captured a short distance from the abandon vehicle, a loaded .40 caliber Beretta was also recovered. Green was charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.   

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cell Phone Thief Wears Sunglasses at Night

By Dan Gesslein

BRONX- A cell phone store thief did not appear to attract attention to himself even though he was wearing sunglasses at night at the mall. Some real bad eggs held workers at a cell phone store hostage as they ripped off a slew of holiday electronics.

At around 8 pm on April 9, two men stuck up a Co-op City Sprint store inside the mall. Cops say the pair walked into the cell phone store at 200 Baychester Avenue (The Mall at Bay Plaza), and displayed guns. They ordered the three employees to the back of the store and forced them to open the safe which contained 280 electronic items including Apple iPhones, iPads and watches. Then the gunmen bound the employees’ hands with zip ties.

The shady first gunman is described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 30. He is 5 foot 9 with a thin build. He was last seen wearing sunglasses, a black baseball cap, a blue jacket, a black shirt, black sneakers and black pants.

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hop-Along Mugger Punches Out Victim

Surgery Booted Mugger Targets #Bronx Subway Station

By Dan Gesslein

BRONX- A mugger wearing a post-surgery boot knocked out a 37-year-old man at a Bronx subway station.

Police said that at around 9:30 pm on March 27, inside the 183rd Street Station of the Number 4 line, a 37-year-old man was attacked. In the mezzanine area of the station three men surrounded the victim and then one punched the man in the face. When he fell to the ground the group riffled through his pockets and took his wallet which only contained $15 in cash and his debit card. 

Police released surveillance video in the hopes of catching the attackers. The first suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 25. He was last seen wearing a black and camouflaged hooded sweater, light colored pants, a black knit cap and he had a Post-Op boot on his left foot. The second suspect and third suspects are 16 to 19 years old and were last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, black pants and beige boots.

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