Police Beat

Lunchtime robber grabs teen’s pack


Even quiet North Riverdale isn’t immune to the occasional robbery.

A 17-year-old told police he was walking home when a man — described as around 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds wearing a black shirt and jeans — shoved him to the ground on the corner of Riverdale Avenue and West 259th Street around lunchtime Aug. 6. In the process, the thief reportedly  yanked the teen’s backpack.

The attacker also made off with a pair of headphones and a charging cable, according to a report. 


Van, bike bookend thieves’ busy week

It was a pair of auto thefts to start and finish the week in a part of the Bronx where thieves strike, and strike again.

A man told police he parked his white 2006 Ford van on the northeast corner of Jerome Avenue and East 233rd Street around 9 p.m., on July 23, but it was gone when he returned the following evening.

Cops searched the area but turned up hardly any clues.

Just a couple days later, a 23-year-old woman told cops she parked her 2017 Suzuki G6 XR 1000 motorcycle on the 3800 block of Bailey Avenue around 9:30 p.m., on July 26, returning the following morning to find someone may have sped off into the sunrise, because the bike was gone.

Police searched the area, but came up empty handed.


Roughneck duo pounds man

A 42-year-old man told police he was walking north on the 2700 block of Kingsbridge Terrace when two guys jumped him, clobbering him in a barrage of fists and knuckles, leaving him with a gash to his head and a swollen face. And that was all before they dug his wallet and cell phone out of his pocket and running off.

It all happened July 28 around 1:30 a.m.

Police valued the wallet at $100, although they weren’t sure whether it had cash inside or whether the wallet itself was worth $100. The phone was valued at $1,500.