A career criminal pushed a police officer over a stairwell ledge to his death early on March 13.
According to police, Officer Alain Shaberger of the neighboring 84th Precinct responded to a 911 call on St. Marks Place between Third and Fourth avenues at 4:22 am.
The cop tried to restrain the perp, but he pushed the cop over the railing. The fall broke the victim’s neck, and he died hours later of his injuries.
A thief snatched a fancy watch from an apartment on Bergen Street on March 11.
The 41-year-old victim told cops he was inside his apartment, near Fifth Avenue, at around 6 pm, when a shadowy figure ran into his home. The stranger swiped his $400 Bulova watch and $15, then ran out the front door.
A clever jerk stole a sweet bicycle from a man on Plaza Street West on March 9.
The 64-year-old victim told cops he used a fancy lock to secure his $1,300 Cannondale bike to a scaffolding near the Grand Army Plaza subway station at around 2 pm. When he returned a few hours later, he discovered that someone had unbolted a portion of the temporary structure to steal his ride.
A thug threw a man to the ground and snatched a bunch of his cash on Ninth Street on March 3.
The 39-year-old victim told cops he was near Fifth Avenue at around 11:10 pm when a man pushed him to the ground, and yelled, “Don’t move!” The jerk then dug into the poor guy’s left pocket, grabbed $500 and fled.
A thief with peculiar taste stole two statues from a merchant on Ninth Street sometime between March 7 and March 9.
The shop owner told cops a man — whom she knew simply as “Steve” — walked in and snatched a bronze scorpion statue and a sculpture of “the side of a face” that together cost $5,000. He had done it once before, she told cops.
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A crook stole a bag of clothes and credit cards from a car on First Street overnight on Feb. 22.
The victim told cops that he parked his 2009 white Subaru Outback on First Avenue at around 6:30 pm, then returned the following afternoon at 1:50 pm. That’s when he discovered that his blue canvas gym bag, navigation system and two credit cards had been swiped.
A teenager swiped an out-of-towner’s cellphone on Flatbush Avenue on March 10, but barely got to use it.
The 24-year-old victim, who lives in Virginia, told cops that he was on the subway near Seventh Avenue at around 1:50 pm when a not-so-smooth kid snagged his Blackberry.
Cops arrested the 16-year-old bandit minutes later.
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