Wednesday Crime Blotter: Milk Money Stolen on Mermaid Ave, Teens Rob Man on Bed-Stuy Block & More

Wednesday Crime Blotter: Milk Money Stolen on Mermaid Ave, Teens Rob Man on Bed-Stuy Block & More

CONEY ISLAND – Last week, a man stole money from the hands of a 22-year old in a deli as the victim was just trying to buy some milk at a Coney Island bodega.

The theft took place on Thursday, August 16, around 7:30 pm, police said. An unidentified suspect entered the Food Market deli on the corner or Mermaid Avenue and West 21st Street, snatching a $20 bill from the hands of the victim as he tried to buy milk.

Surveillance photos of the suspect can be seen below:


BED-STUY – Police have arrested a man suspected of exposing himself to a 26-year old woman on the subway last Friday. The incident occurred on a C train approaching Nostrand Avenue station.

Wendell Sergeant, 49, of the Bronx was arrested by police and charged with public lewdness, NYPD confirmed.


MADISON – Police are looking for a man who inappropriately touched a 15-year old girl late last month near Avenue R and Nostrand Avenue.

The incident took place at the B44 bus stop around noon on Monday, July 20, police said. An unidentified middle-aged man approached the 15-year old victim from behind and wrapped his arms around her, grabbing her chest, police said. He then tried to kiss the victim, but she pushed him away.

Fleeing on foot, the suspect took off in an unknown direction, but a surveillance photo of the man can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)


BED-STUY – Two teens robbed a 46-year old man in Bed-Stuy last month, and now police are asking for the public’s help in tracking them down.

The robbery took place on Tuesday, July 24, around 8:00 pm, across the street from 156 Sandford Street, off Myrtle Avenue. Police said the two teens approached the victim from behind, engaging him in conversation before punching him and stealing his duffle bag.

While the two young thieves fled to parts unknown, the victim refused medical attention at the scene. Surveillance video can be seen below:


Anyone with information in regard to any of the above incidents 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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