Disturbing news to start the week: DNAinfo reports that the Dunkin’ Donuts at 2424 Broadway (between 89th & 90th) was robbed by a gun-toting thief last night. The incident occurred around 10:00 pm. There were no injuries and the crook, who remains at large this morning, got away with “an undetermined amount of money.”
Wrote last month about the NYPD’s search for man pictured above in connection with ten armed robberies/muggings on the UWS. In each case, the suspect allegedly followed his victim into their building before holding them up with either a gun or knife. Police say they now have the man in custody.
Posted earlier about a robbery at the Chase bank at 2551 Broadway this afternoon (between 95th & 96th). I just went through the MyUpperWest archives and noticed that banks along Broadway in the West 90s & 100s have been involved in what seems like an inordinate number of robberies during the past 18 months: Chase [...]
UPDATE: Chase Robbery Just The Most Recent In String Of Broadway Bank Heists In West 90s & 100s Just got word from MUW reader Stacy about some police activity at the Chase at 2551 Broadway (between 95th & 96th). Looks like there was a robbery (or attempted robbery) around 1:00 pm. @Breaking911 and @NYCityAlerts posted [...]
Got the following note from MUW reader Gretchen a little while ago: Last night, 5/9/13, the woman pictured in the attached security footage stole a purse from a patron at the Parlour on 250 W. 86th St. It’s been reported to the police. We’re hoping that friends and neighbors in the community can help track [...]
UPDATE 5/16: Police Have Upper West Side Armed Robber/Mugger Suspect In Custody Some disturbing news to start the day: Police are searching for the man pictured above in connection with ten armed robberies/muggings on the Upper West Side. In each case, the suspect allegedly followed his victim into their building before holding them up with [...]
Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny accused of killing 2-year-old Leo and 6-year-old Lucia (Lulu) Krim in their Upper West Side apartment in October, has been found fit to stand trial. The decision was based on reports by two psychiatrists and announced in Manhattan Supreme Court earlier today.
While I think of the Upper West Side as a safe place to live, year-end NYPD statistics show a large uptick in felony crime. The 20th and 24th precincts — covering 59th to 110th Streets, between Central Park and the Hudson — saw a total of 2,095 serious crimes (i.e., murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, [...]
Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed two banks on Broadway 15 minutes apart. One of the banks was previously robbed in May 2012.
Looks like some Upper West Siders awoke to a rude surprise on Saturday morning. MUW reader @k72ndst sent in the photo above with the following note:
It’s been almost 10 weeks since 2-year-old Leo Krim and his 6-year-old sister Lulu were killed in their Upper West Side apartment, allegedly at the hands of their 50-year-old nanny, Yoselyn Ortega. I still can’t even begin to comprehend the struggles that parents Kevin and Marina Krim, along with their four-year-old daughter Nessie, have faced [...]
A 35-year-old woman was allegedly the victim of a sexual assault early Saturday morning in Central Park. The incident took place in almost the exact same spot where a woman was stabbed and three police officers were hurt earlier this month, although the crimes are unrelated.