A man threatened clerks with a razor blade at a Dunkin Donuts store on Broadway between 101st and 102nd street Wednesday morning around 10:45 a.m,. before grabbing cash from the register and leaving, according to Capt. Marlon Larin. Police are looking for the man depicted above in surveillance footage.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips anonymously by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting 274637(CRIMES), then entering TIP577.
How ironic that he has facial hair.
Hope no one working there was hurt.
Also hope the lowlife didn’t grab a donut on the way out; eating one of those would be worse punishment than any jail time!
Pretty sure no one’s ever said there’s no crime, just that every crime doesn’t mean the 70s are back, the world is coming to an end and it’s time to flee the city.
Exactly. And while DiBlasio has acknowledged the uptick in homeless folks in our neighborhood, we can’t link every single crime to this. Two separate issues completely.
Wow, caffeine really works on some people!
WSR, may I suggest implanting a “Registered Users” feature where comments can only be posted by those who aren’t hiding their vitriol behind anonymity?
Nelson, you might want to take advantage of WSR’s liberal policies, and change your identity: You chose to offer your suggestion under the story of a criminal, although the updated weekly “Open Thread” feature was there for your purpose. You already see from responses that your comment was conflated with crime and race.
Maybe your suggestion ended up here by some fluke. However, as a result, some readers will be biased against you: They will not examine your future contributions by their merits; instead, they will connect “Nelson” with a criminal on video. You may now be labeled.
We have already witnessed knee-jerk attacks on those who have been labeled, whether by race, creed, party affiliation, etc. And, readers who prefer to ostracize commenters rather than take time to confront realities, quash untruth and amplify sound ideas like those labels to stick.
Re: your ridiculous argument “comments can only be posted by those who aren’t hiding their vitriol behind anonymity?”
WELCOME to the United States of America, where FREEDOM OF SPEECH, including anonymous speedh, is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution!
WELCOME to the Web, where one’s ability to ANONYMOUSLY express an opinion, or to express opinions as part of one’s Web-Only personality, is a given!
WELCOME to the Upper West Side, where the ability to express OPINION, popular or unpopular, are part of its identity (and thankfully, something this website actively encourages).
AND who is to determine whether someone would be allowed to be a “Registered User”? AND by what standards would said applicants be judged…by the Webmaster’s, or by a bunch of Facebook-Zombies who only want postings that will be “Like”d, or by YOU?
It all comes down to this famed quotation: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Drama Queen cleanup on aisle 5.
Vitriol? This is a crime story which is becoming more common here. Having a conversation about who commits crime in the neighborhood is apparently racist and offensive. Should we pretend these crimes arent happening or not notice that all the perpetrators have something in common?
I know that one name keeps us honest, and I impose that policy on myself, Nelson. But I would not want to impose it on others — especially since we are a nation of increasingly restricted free speech.
Also, I fear that, if WSR nailed everyone to one name, we would wipe out the precious humor that some of our cleverer commenters contribute – belly laughs, at times.
Free speech does not apply to private websites. I also don’t see how having registered users limits free speech.
You misunderstood my reply : I did not state that the U.S. provides freedom of speech, therefore this blog is constrained to do so. I wrote that there is increasing restrictions on free speech; therefore I would not like to see it imposed here.
I will address your second sentence later on, in a comment to Nelson.
Please, someone, let me know what the maximum word count is for a comment.
The answer that’s in my head may be too long for me to draft it as a posting.
You’ve exceeded the maximum work limit with this Comment. Now you know for the future.
I agree and support a “Registered Users” feature.
We’ve considered it, but those services rarely seem to stop offensive comments if they don’t force users to use their real names. For now, we plan to keep the current format. We’ve removed some comments that are outside our guidelines, and take the comment threads off-topic. WSR
Since you deleted my 2 sentence comment can you please follow up on this story? When an arrest is made can you please inform us of this persons criminal history and housing status? Thank you.
When people point out that crime is going up, the argument is that the stats don’t show it. Then, when the stats finally do, they say those are just stats and can’t be trusted.
Several comments about statistics and while they come in handy as a simple guide, they are too flawed to be heavily relied upon but often we see businesses and government officials use them as if they are gospel. Anyone who relies on statistics alone is either a statistics whore or simply doesn’t understand or care to acknowledge the inherent flaws in them – collection, sample size, etc… I’ve taken several statistics courses and while I am not an expert in the field I understand enough to know that in and of themselves they can’t be trusted. Too many variables as to why crime ticks up and down.
Statistics aren’t inherently “too flawed”. If you really took several statistics courses you would know that.
Some data sets and analyses are better than others, and all must be interpreted within some kind of context.
It’s always worrisome to see people without an appropriate mathematical education make judgments on math (just like when non-scientists opine about vaccines, etc.).
Mark the statistics fanboy. I actually have taken 3 statistics courses and have several other courses related to analysis that I am taking in the next year or so and one of the biggest takeaways from the 3 courses were that statistics are highly flawed because they require flawed humans to collect and analyze the data but if you bothered to read my full post I did mention that I am not an expert but clearly you believe you are so have fun with your statistics driven brain. I also mentioned that they serve a purpose as a guide but to simply go off of statistics without a deeper understanding of the problem or topic at hand is misguided and can potentially be very bad. Also, to opine about statistics and obvious flaws in how they are used does not require a mathematical education. Good day stat boy!
When you fail to respond with logic and reason but rather with a rant, it makes you seem overly desperate and lost. Take a deep breath and try to put together an argument that incorporates intelligence and not emotion. Otherwise it just looks like a person drowning in a deep lake.
Done with you stat troll! Peace!
How can a statistic such as murders per day, or strikeouts per 9 innings can be “highly flawed”?
Another stat fanboy! Strikeouts per se may not be faulty but the data gleamed from them can be. It can mean that the pitcher is very good and effective! Or the umpire was extremely generous with the strike zone. Or the hitters took a very aggressive approach resulting in higher strikeouts. Likewise murder rates only point to how many people proven to be/reported to have been murdered. A serial killer could murder the undesirables among society whom have no contact with family or friends but those murders aren’t counted in your little statistics. Again, for all the stat boys who can’t seem to read complete posts, I stated that statistics are fine if used as a tool but to treat them as the end all, be all is simply stupid!
Wow, didn’t mean to upset you so much.
It was a bit hard to read your response since it lacks basic sentence structure. Sorry to make you so upset.
89.23% of statistics are completely made up.
And if you’ve “taken several statistics courses”, then isn’t it time to put them back?
What in hell is going on here? 100th St. & Amsterdam gun firing; Dunkin Donuts. Anybody seen any police around lately? I haven’t! (Except at 96th St. Subway – 2 police, both texting assiduously – certainly not looking around them – as though they were on duty! Is this supposed to represent that they don’t like our Mayor? I guess so! What’s next?
WSR- you need to update this story. He is still out there robbing. I know its horribly racist but can you do it anyway? I know its not his fault. Its whiteys fault. Hopefully he gets arrested soon so we can get his arrest record and housing status.