Sofia Coppola discusses The Bling Ring
Crime citywide is up by 4 percent through last week, pushed largely by an increase in grand larcenies, though there have been 15 percent fewer homicides so far this year over last, NYPD figures through July 8 show. Much more troubling are the larger increases in some of the city's police precincts. ... More >>
Apparently somebody couldn't find a sitter...A Queens man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly went on a crystal meth-fueled burglary spree. Like any good parent, he brought his 3-year-old daughter along for what essentially boils down to an (alleged) criminal's version of "bring yo ... More >>
Mayoral hopeful Scott Stringer's campaign office was burglarized over the weekend, and a number of laptops containing donor information were stolen, but no cash, police sources said. Audrey Gelman, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan Borough President, confirmed that a burglary had taken place, but dec ... More >>
Here's a tip for any potential criminals out there: don't bicker about the proceeds of robberies you've committed on Facebook. Believe it or not, cops also have access to Facebook, and monitor it for dopes dumb enough to announce to the world that they're criminals.That said, more than a dozen membe ... More >>
Former NYPD officer Michael "Rape Cop" Pena's not the only former cop headed to the hoosegow -- former NYPD officer Emmanuel Tavarez is the second former cop this week who's about to make the jump from officer to inmate. Unlike Pena, Tavarez, 33, didn't violently sexually assault a defenseless schoo ... More >>
[Insert lame pun about Vaseline being slippery and a guy who used the substance to break into apartments here].That's what multiple media outlets in New York City did today when police announced that the "Vaseline Bandit," a.k.a. 40-year-old Luis Gonzalez, has been arrested and booked on charges tha ... More >>
On Tuesday, we told you about the "Vaseline Bandit," a burglary suspect linked to at least 14 break ins in Manhattan over the last six months. How was he linked to these burglaries, you ask? Well, in each case, he was dumb enough to leave a calling card -- dude would put Vaseline over the peephol ... More >>
The New York Police Department needs your help in tracking down a man authorities say is responsible for at least 14 burglaries in Manhattan over the past six months.Like an idiot, the suspect left a calling card -- in each burglary, he rubbed Vaseline over the peephole of the apartment door.The ... More >>
Tyrone Hunter, who terrorized three Upper East Side women in a creepy 2010 crime spree, will spend anywhere from 18 years to the rest of his life in prison, the Manhattan District Attorney announced today. Indeed, the deets of Hunter's crimes are chilling, and it's a good thing he's going t ... More >>
That jump in the citywide crime rate has continued through the sixth week of the year, up over 5 percent so far, with thefts and robbery accounting for the increase. Robberies, burglaries and grand larceny are all up 10 percent citywide. Crime is up through Feb. 12 by double digits in three of the ... More >>
Mark Lugo, the Hoboken wine steward accused of a number of art thefts including that of a $275,000 Picasso sketch in San Francisco, is due to be arraigned in New York today. Lugo just finished a 138-day sentence in California for the Picasso; the arraignment in New York is related to two art heists ... More >>
Last Friday we reported on the daring heist of a $100,000 KAWS poster, the one done in acrylic over a Calvin Klein ad featuring Kate Moss, perpetrated by a guy wearing a mustache, dark glasses, and a dark green hoodie. We spoke to Katie Hill, Ecko's assistant, today to get the latest on the c ... More >>
WikipediaPablo is not happy. Oh art thieves, your crime of choice sure does seem like a glamorous business when you're envisioning yourself as Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair remake. But then you get caught like Mark Lugo, a 31-year-old from Hoboken, who was arrested in a hotel in N ... More >>
The orange juice did it.James Moorer, a 20-year-old burglar, stole a desktop computer and other electronic equipment from the residents of a brownstone in Chelsea back on Christmas Day of 2009. He also stole a container of orange juice from the fridge of his victims, drank it, and left the co ... More >>
Well, the year is nearly half over, and it's time to do a bit of handicapping of the city's crime statistics. In general, some sections of the city are experiencing a spike in assaults, and a rash of economic crimes--burglaries and grand larcenies, mainly. Overall, citywide crime, according ... More >>
Burglary suspectCausing heartburn among a select few around the city in the past six weeks, a serial burglar has cut through security gates late at night and swiped cash from at least 17 little businesses in Manhattan, most of them restaurants, cops say. Tips are welcome, not only at the restau ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 18, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 3 The commies at Watergate? by Judith Miller WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The major problem with the Watergate trial is that the prosecution has not gotten to the bottom of the sordid affair, because it has ref ... More >>
Lock your doors. Even if you live here. This story kind of blows our minds. In Brooklyn Heights, people apparently feel so safe that they don't bother, most of the time, even locking their doors, or their windows. Maybe we're paranoid. (Yes, we're paranoid.) But, come on! It's the city! (We h ... More >>
Watch out for this burglarCops are searching for a burglar who has recently been smashing and grabbing in and around Columbia University. The suspect resembles Omar, but we know from The Wire that Omar doesn't bother citizens.
Cops are asking for help in finding two burglars caught on surveillance cameras ripping off a Hunts Point apartment at 918 Faile Street at about 1:30 a.m. on New Year's Day. As you can see, each had an armful of swag. Know anything? Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or sub ... More >>
Burglary suspectsCops are looking for two daring burglars who sneaked into a first-floor East Village apartment at 11:30 p.m. January 5, scared the hell out of a 79-year-old woman there, then scurried down the fire escape to another apartment, where they stole jewelry, a laptop, and credit cards. ... More >>
NYPDAmid the tales of peril and loss still emerging from what's now being dubbed "Bloomberg's Blizzard," there is this from the Post about a troop of intrepid jewel thieves who made the most of the build-up to nature's calamity by sacking a Chelsea diamond store on Christmas Day. The Post's J ... More >>
A writer turns to crime
Police say they have arrested and charged a Bronx man on two burglary counts, and are investigating him as a suspect for a string of eight other similar burglaries at churches and parochial schools in the Bronx's 50th and 52nd precincts.
Steven Slater, the renegade airline steward who shot to cult stardom when he walked off the job by sliding out of a plane's inflatable emergency slide and onto the tarmac at JFK with two beers in-hand, can't catch a break. While he was in court yesterday, copping a plea that would allow him t ... More >>
There have been a string of burglaries reported in Chelsea in the last few weeks, with vacationing residents targeted in particular. Police have now released surveillance video of one suspect, who's wanted for a break-in that may be linked. On September 6, at 12:30 a.m., the suspect used a wi ... More >>
via the PostLarry GoldsteinLarry Goldstein, a grandfather known to neighbors for tutoring children and caring for stray cats, opened fire on two armed burglars, shooting one in the chest and sending the other running, according to the Post. Goldstein and his wife were sleeping upstairs in the ... More >>
An armed duo of jewel thieves busted into Namat Inc. diamond store in Midtown yesterday afternoon wearing all black (like ninjas) including hats and sunglasses (less like ninjas), and made off like bandits with $29,000 in cash and $37,000 in jewels, according to the Daily News.
It's been a rough summer season for JellyNYC, the promoters responsible for the Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Parties and various and sundry other events around town. First the New York City Parks Department moved to take the Pool Parties away from them before Senator Chuck Schumer, of all people, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 7, 1964, Vol. X, No. 12Murph the Surf: The Case of a Failed Folk HeroBy Nora EphronFrom the moment it was announced that someone with the improbable nickname of Murph the Surf had been arrested and charged with the $410,000 Museum of N ... More >>
17-year-old Cheyenne Cherry, who is accused of roasting a kitten in an oven to get back at her ex-roommate, has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and attempted burglary in the torture-killing of Tiger Lily (pictured) and break-in, during which she also broke up some furniture and stole DVDs and food ... More >>
Everyone likes a good Dumbass Thief story, and the Post provides a very good one today. Sayaka Fukuda got her purse jacked on the Fifth Avenue N platform in February. Later she noticed a picture in her email outbox that she knew she hadn't sent. Turned out the thief had taken his own photo with the ... More >>
As we reported Friday, concerned bloggers of Dumbo brought attention to local thug Darren Stone, whom they thought responsible for a number of area car break-ins. Cops linked Stone to one smash-and-grab via DNA (!) and picked him up last week. The Sunday New York Post hailed the "Blog Bust" ("Online ... More >>
Police say these two men are responsible for 11 burglaries. Police released images on Friday of two suspects wanted in connection with 11 burglaries on the Upper East Side since April. The duo mainly targeted restaurants, hitting everything from high-end places such as Casa Le Femme North and Ar ... More >>
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The Return of 'Black Bag Jobs'
Detectives allegedly broke into an apartment once occupied by a suspect. They rummaged through the new tenant's lingerie, then said it was all a mistake. Was it a crime?