A 24-year-old man claiming to be a security guard was arrested for pummeling another man on S. First Street on June 8, according to police.
Police say the victim was between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 4:30 am when a man who said he was a security guard repeatedly punched him in the arm and face.
The battered man said the suspect did not have a valid security guard license and didn’t produce any proof of licensing or permission to be a security guard.
The victim suffered minor injures to his face and arm.
Police arrested an 18-year-old man who they say stole $6,500 worth of gold chains from a Graham Avenue commercial business on June 7.
The victim said he was in the store between Cook and Debevoise streets at 5:25 pm, showing the suspected thief a tray filled with gold jewelry when he snatched it and bolted out the door.
The man faces larceny and possession of stolen property charges, according to police.
Police arrested a 25-year-old man for stealing a Bedford Avenue restaurant patron’s cellphone and assualting a man on June 6.
The phone’s owner was at the eatery between Grand and S. First streets at 7:15 pm, and put the phone down on a table to charge.
A witness said he saw the suspect sitting in the restaurant, not buying anything, and then wandering around, before leaving. Shortly after, the phone’s owner and the witness discovered the phone was missing, as was the suspect.
The witness followed the suspected thief and saw him toss the phone in the air, and then watched it hit the ground, cracking the screen, according to police.
When the witness tried to stop the suspect, he said the suspect attacked him, beating his face and body. The witness suffered minor cuts and bruises, according to police.
— Kelly Haight