72nd Precinct Police Beat: Perp chokes woman during attempted robbery

Between Wednesday, May 11 and Saturday, May 14, the 72nd Precinct received reports of two assaults, two  grand larcenies and one robbery. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope.


A verbal altercation between a 29-year-old female and a 28-year-old man in an apartment at 41st Street and Eighth Avenue turned violent, on the afternoon of Thursday, May 12. The woman told cops that the man had stolen her cell phone. An argument ensued after the man refused to leave the scene. The perp held and grabbed the woman and then wrestled her to the ground. The man then threw a flower pot at her, causing injuries to her mouth.

The man was arrested and charged with assault.


A 28-year-old-man told police that his ex-girlfriend, a 22-year-old Hispanic woman, stabbed him in the hand with scissors on Saturday, May 14 at around 1 p.m. in an apartment at Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street. Despite the stab wound, the victim did not receive medical attention. He also told police that the woman had called him several times after he asked her to stop.

The woman was arrested on assault charges.


A 41-year-old woman was walking near Seventh Avenue and 60th Street on Wednesday, May 11 at around 11:30 p.m when she was assaulted by a 36-year-old man who, following a verbal dispute, attempted to strangle her. When she tried to call 911 after the attack, the man stole her phone, worth around $200, and fled southbound on Eighth Avenue and 61st Street. There were no serious injuries sustained.

The man was arrested and charged with robbery.


Three portable generators worth approximately $2,703 were stolen after an unknown male posed as an employee of an industrial contractor and placed an order at an industrial supply business near Third Avenue and 28th Street under an ex-employee’s name. The 45-year-old employee who reported the theft said the suspect drove away in U-Haul truck.


An unknown perp fraudulently opened a Verizon account last September using the name of a 23-year-old man, whose personal information he had obtained, and made unauthorized transactions that totaled $3,647, according to the victim, who reported the incident to police on Thursday, May 12,

No arrests have been made.

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