Between Thursday, October 15 and Sunday, October 18, the 72nd Precinct received reports of three robberies and one felony assault. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope.
Cops say a 26-year-old Indian male cab driver was attacked by a passenger.
The driver picked up a 30-year-old white man at 12th Avenue and Washington Street in Manhattan on Thursday, October 15. The driver brought the passenger to his destination, 33rd Street and Fourth Avenue, at approximately 2:30 a.m. When asked to pay the $24 fare, the passenger refused, punched the driver in the face and stole the car’s taxi meter, valued at approximately $1,000 .
Twenty minutes later, the suspected perp was arrested near the scene.
COWARD STEALS FROM SENIOR
A 68-year-old Hispanic female was outside a deli near 56th Street and Fourth Avenue talking on her cellphone when a 41-year-old Hispanic man came from behind her, grabbed the phone and ran inside the store on Thursday, October 15 at approximately 1:35 p.m.
Shortly after the robbery, cops caught the suspect, who resisted arrest.
According to police, a 27-year-old Asian man was stabbed in the neck and hand near Seventh Avenue and 61st Street on Sunday, October 18 at approximately 12:15 a.m. Cops say the suspected perp, a 21-year-old Hispanic man, stabbed the victim four times in the neck and slashed his hand.
The suspect fled to the corner of 61st Street and Eighth Avenue when he was apprehended by police at approximately 2:40 a.m.
The victim was transferred to NYU Lutheran Medical Center where he received about 20 stitches.
A 27-year-old Asian man was walking near Sixth Avenue and 53rd Street on Sunday, October 18 at approximately 9:45 p.m. when cops say a 17-year-old Hispanic male grabbed him from behind and slammed him against the fence and pushed him to the ground. He then demanded that the victim give him all of his money.
Cops quickly arrived at the scene and arrested the suspected perp. The victim suffered an ankle injury and was removed to NYU Lutheran Medical Center.