BE CAREFUL! POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR VIOLENT OFFENDERS IN MANHATTAN
On behalf of Law Office Of Scott G. Cerbin, Esq., PLLC posted in violent crimes on Friday, December 20, 2019.
Police have begun upping their patrol in various parts of Manhattan over the past few days. They’ve done so to put an end to a recent uptick in robberies that have occurred in the city in the past few weeks. Many of these crimes remain unsolved at this time.
The stepped-up patrol began soon after the Dec. 12 murder of a Barnard College freshman in Morningside Park. It wasn’t long after that victim’s stabbing death that police announced that they were seeking to find out if anyone in the public had witnessed two other robberies that happened in the same park 10 days prior.
Detectives investigating these crimes determined that these offenses were all carried out similarly. This is when police set out to identify the criminal element operating in the area.
The first robbery that occurred happened near the dog park at around 4:40 p.m. A police spokesperson notes that at least one of two male suspects approached their victim and brandished a pocket knife. The individual who was accosted punched their would-be assailant and took off running to get away.
In the second instance moments later, two male suspects reportedly accosted a deliveryman and stole his scooter, phone and cash after first brandishing a knife much like a gun.
A New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesperson has noted that they have plans to install more lighting and to up their patrols in and around Columbia University in the Morningside Heights area of Manhattan. They hope that their increased presence will deter criminals from committing crimes and make residents feel safe once again.
The NYPD has an abundance of resources at its disposal to track down individuals who are suspected of committing crimes. They’re particularly keen on identifying and capturing those who have carried out violent criminal offenses such as battery, robbery, assault and murder.
If you’ve been charged when one of these criminal offenses, then you probably have a lot of questions about your future. An attorney can get the answers you need so that you can make the most informed decision about how to proceed in your New York case.