POLICE ASK FOR HELP FINDING SUSPECTS IN 3 RECENT CRIMES: BANK ROBBERY, ASSAULT AND THEFT

Police are looking for suspects in several recent crimes on the Upper West Side.

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 at approximately 2:32 p.m. the individual shown above entered Capital One Bank, located at 2379 Broadway (87th Street), and verbally demanded cash from the teller, according to police. The individual removed $4,910 in cash and fled. He’s described as a black man in his 30’s, 5’4″ to 5’6″, no facial hair, wearing a baseball cap, and dark sunglasses.

On May 2 at around 6 p.m., the man shown above approached a 15-year-old girl in Central Park near 106th Street and West Drive (the loop road) and asked for the time and then a dollar. When the victim told the man she didn’t have money, he snatched her cellphone from her hand and shoved her to the ground, police said. He fled northeast inside the park. He’s described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, 5’8″ to 5’9″, 140lbs; last seen wearing a white shirt with a gray print pattern, white jeans and red sneakers.

On Friday, April 28, at 2:15 p.m., a 23-year old female was inside the Broadway and 96th Street subway station waiting for the local uptown “1” train, when the individual shown above obtained her wallet and charged $121.00 on her discover credit card at the Bowling Green subway station, according to police. The individual is a black man approximately 16-25 years of age, medium complexion, 5’10”-6’11”, last seen wearing a black baseball hat, black book bag, red sweatshirt, black jeans and black and white Jordan sneakers, NYPD says.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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    1. 95th says:

      Isn’t there an NYPD officer stationed inside every Cap1 bank in NYC?

    2. Citywoman says:

      Our wonderful and amazing city has quickly returned to the way it was during Dinkins administration. We all knew this would happen…… except those who voted for DiBozo.

      • sg says:

        How quickly people forget…now people focus on important things like safe spaces, triggers and “resisting” the democratically elected President.

    3. Ben David says:

      Wow, the crime stats for the UWS are shooting up! Thanks to Bill de Blasio, if the truly wonderful (and I mean that!) NYPD sees any of these guys in the street, they will not conduct a “stop, question, frisk.” They used to do so, the want to do so, but they will not do so — for fear of being accused of racial profiling and being investigated by the CCRB. This is the legacy of Melissa Mark-Viverito and de Blasio.
      Welcome to the good old days of the Upper West Side!

      • Mark says:

        Can you provide a reference that “crime stats for the UWS are shooting up”?
        Thanks

      • shemp says:

        and the sad thing is nobody is running against this clown, and more and more it looks like it will be 4 more years of this.

    4. Mark says:

      As suspected, no one has provided any actual data that show an increase in crime rates.
      Looks like the low-information voters are out in full force in the comments section of WSR.

      • Ben David says:

        You are incorrect. Check the website of the 24th precinct or go directly to Compstat. There IS an overall rise in crime in this large UWS precinct from 2016 to 2017, and the year is not even over.
        The facts are available online to anyone. Please do not distort them to fit your views. Thank you.

        • Mark says:

          Ah, I see. You don’t understand statistics.
          Like I said – low-information voters are here.

        • Bruce Bernstein says:

          it’s true that crime is up this year by about 11% in the two UWS precincts (20th and 24th). it is also down citywide, by close to 5%.

          i suspect that at the end of the year, crime on the UWS will be about where it was the year before. this is one of the safest areas in one of the safest major cities in the country.

          I’m just curious as to why Ben David didn’t cite the crime statistics in PREVIOUS years, such as 2016 and 2015, when it was DOWN on the UWS as well as the city?

          the exact same policies were in place.

          • Mark says:

            Because he, like others with limited information and education, don’t understand how to interpret numbers. He also doesn’t understand how, when comparing very small numerators over time, trends are not ascertainable.
            His failure to look at the trend over a few years where the factor of interest (policing methods) belies either lack of education, lack of honesty, or both.
            They can’t win on facts so they rely on emotions.

            • Ben David says:

              Your comments about “lack of education” are racist. No need to insult to conduct a civil debate, even with a deeply uneducated person like myself.

        • EagleEye says:

          Ben David and Citywoman,
          Please look at the numbers for NYPD here:

          http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/nypd/downloads/pdf/analysis_and_planning/seven-major-felony-offenses-2000-2016.pdf

          They do show serious crime has continued to DECLINE under the current administration despite your clear biases.

          • UWSHebrew says:

            what about the crime specific to the area of 95th to 110th street? decline? same? increase? because it sure FEELS like “increase”.

            • Mark says:

              It “feels” like it.
              Thank you for putting into words what I’ve been saying.
              For the low-information voter, science and math and data are irrelevant. It’s all about “feelings”.

            • Isaiah Jonah says:

              Not everyone is as privileged as you and your fancy shmancy high education. Low information = minorities? Shame on you!

            • Mark says:

              If you think that low-information=minorities, then you are clearly a low-information person yourself.