Jul 28, 2014

Woman Groped on Bus: Reports from the 77th Precinct

Plus a teen held up on Vanderbilt, a robbery on Washington and a woman stiffs a cabbie and punches a cop.

Woman Groped on Bus: Reports from the 77th Precinct


The following reports were supplied by the 77th Precinct of the NYPD. They do not indicate a conviction. 


Man Charged With Groping Woman on B45

A 48-year-old man was charged with groping a woman on a city bus. The victim said she was standing on the B45 near the back door at about 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 16 when she “felt someone touching and pinching her buttocks.”

She turned around and saw a man behind her whom she said was pretending to be adjusting his bag. She yelled for the bus driver to help her but according to the report he was “unable to help her.”

The suspect told cops that the bus was crowded and that the motion of the bus caused him repeatedly brush her buttocks. The report noted that in front of the arresting office the man said the woman was “attractive” and called her “sweetie.” The arresting officer said the bus was about half full at the time.


Acquaintance Hold-Up

An 18-year-old was charged with stealing an acquaintance’s cell phone at gunpoint.

The 17-year-old victim was at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Bergen Street at about 2:40 p.m. on Jan. 15 when three teens he knew came up to him. One of them suggested the victim take down his phone number and when the teen got his iPhone out, the thief grabbed it.

After the victim demanded it back several times, the thief  showed him a black gun in his jacket and said “I’ll shoot you and these people.” Despite the threat, the victim continued to ask for the phone back and the trio ran off.  A suspect was arrested in the case on Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m.


Students Robbed on Washington

Two 14-year-old Acorn High School students were walking to the 2/3 subway station on Washington Avenue when about six older boys surrounded them. One of them asked for the time and then grabbed a cell phone from one of the boys. Then a second teen grabbed the other boy’s MetroCard and the group ran off.  The robbery happened on Jan. 16 just before 2:30 p.m.


Stiffs Cabbie, Punches Cop

A drunk 23-year-old woman was charged with theft of services after she refused to pay the taxi driver after he drover her to the corner of Lincoln and Washington at about 12:50 a.m. on Jan. 20. According to the report, the woman also punched a police officer in the face after she was uncuffed at the station. 


Jumps Turnstile

A 33-year-old man was charged with impersonating a public servant after he jumped the turnstile and then told cops he was an MTA worker. The arrest took place at the Franklin Avenue subway station at Eastern Parkway on Jan. 13 at 5:35 p.m. 

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