Police Beat

Feb. 9, 2916 crime round-up

W. 234th Street and Broadway
Bronx, NY
6425 Broadway
Bronx, NY
6655 Broadway
Bronx, NY
2785 Sedgwick Ave.
Bronx, NY

1. Five injured in bar brawl

Four people were hospitalized with slash wounds and another with head trauma, after a fight at a local nightclub, police said. 

Four other people were arrested after a dispute that began inside Silhouette, a bar and lounge on W. 234th Street and Broadway, and then continued as a large-scale fight outside, when patrons were asked to leave the bar at around 4 a.m. on Feb. 4, police said. 

The fight in the parking lot left four men ages 31 to 38 suffering from lacerations, police said.  A woman, whose age has not been disclosed, suffered several punches and hits to the face, police said.

Police broke up the fight, detained four suspects and confiscated two razor blades that police believe were used to inflict the slash wounds. 

The four male victims suffered lacerations to the face and head, with all of them requiring numerous stitches. 

This case is closed to due to arrest. 


2. Cabbie robbed of two grand

A cab driver was choked, threatened and robbed of $1,900 in cash by two male passengers he had picked up on Broadway, according to police. 

They said the driver, 38, pulled up to 6425 Broadway on Feb. 1, when two men entered the car. One of the men is suspected of reaching around the driver’s seat and starting to choke the victim, while the other is accused of holding a knife to the victim while taking $1,900 from his pocket.  

The two men immediately fled the cab in an unknown direction. 

This case is open to detectives.


3. Car stolen during bodega run

A woman lost her car last week after leaving it with the engine running, as she stopped off at a bodega, police said. 

They said the victim, 32, left her car running in front of 6655 Broadway while she dashed into the corner store at around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 5.

As she left the store, she saw an unknown suspect jump in her 2007 Kia Sonata and drive away. 

This grand larceny auto case is closed to police. 


4. Burglar steals power tools

A burglar took a bike and more than $1,600 in power tools from a man’s home last week, according to police. 

They said the 55-year-old man walked into his apartment at 2785 Sedgwick Ave. on Feb. 3, to find that someone had broken in through the window. 

The unknown perpetrator took the victim’s bike, as well as a jackhammer and circular saw, totaling $2,250 in stolen property. 

This case is open to detectives. 


Clarification: According to a police report about the melee in the parking lot of Silhouette, the altercation began inside the establishment, but Natasha Collado, a co-owner, came forward on March 2 to dispute that account. She asserts that she has video evidence that there was no disturbance inside. Customers, she said, were asked to leave at 4 a.m., not because they were fighting, but because the bar was closing.