Police beat

Broadway carjack


1. A 50-year-old man was sitting in his 2004 Lincoln Town Car in front of 5211 Broadway at 1 a.m. on Sunday, when a man opened the driver’s door and pulled out a knife and mace, according to police.

“Get out or I’ll stab you,” the man told the driver, according to police. “Hurry up and get out.”

The 50-year-old said he got out of the car with the keys in the ignition and the engine running and the carjacker sped east on West 225th Street. The driver called police and was not injured.

Police are looking for a man in his 40s, approximately 6-foot, 200 lbs., with dark skin and black curly hair.

The case remains open. 



2. Stolen sweater


Police arrested a 23-year-old man for robbing a 15-year-old girl at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 30 at the northwest corner of West 197th Street and Reservoir Avenue.

The 15-year-old told police the 23-year-old stranger walked up to her and attempted to speak to her. She said she ignored the man, but that he started following her and then approached her from behind, reaching his forearm around her neck. Police said that after a brief struggle, the 15-year-old managed to escape, but the man ripped a sweater from her hand. 

Police later arrested the man and charged him with robbery.


3. Keep it down


A 53-year-old man told police that he was threatened at knifepoint after knocking on his upstairs neighbor’s door and asking her to “keep the noise down.”

The incident occurred at 2:55 p.m. on Nov. 26, at 2851 Sedgwick Ave.

Police said the alleged victim’s 46-year-old female neighbor pulled a knife and said, “Get the *#%$ away from my door.”

The man left and called the police, who arrived shortly after and arrested the woman for menacing.


4. Claflin burglary


A 31-year-old woman told police that on Nov. 26 at 8:15 p.m, she could not open the door to her 2850 Claflin Ave. apartment because the chain lock was on.

She called the superintendent and, once inside the apartment, she discovered the guardrail to the fire escape window was broken. She told police that her passport, social security card, bachelor’s degree diploma, three pieces of jewelry, including two rings and a chain worth $1,200, and a GPS were missing.

The case remains open.


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