Crimes Against Congress
Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng was attacked Tuesday night in Washington D.C., her office announced today.
Ms. Meng was hit over her head and robbed of her Gucci handbag, but did not suffer serious injures, according to the account; she was left with a bruise on her chin and underwent a CAT scan at George Washington University Hospital.
Something not-so-all-natural went down at a Manhattan Whole Foods Market on Sunday.
The NYPD has confirmed that two armed robbers stole $60,000 from the Bowery Whole Foods Market on the Lower East Side.
According to DNAInfo, a group of store employees were transporting the cash to the store’s second floor around 10p.m. Read More
Police in Queens are searching for two men who stole an ATM from a local diner.
A security camera inside the Jackson Hole Diner on Astoria Boulevard filmed one of the men breaking into the property and removing the ATM. The man, who presumably left his credit card at home, cleverly made no attempt to Read More
A despicably inventive robber used disguised a stun gun as a cane to hold up the Upper East Side Fairway, police say.
According to The Daily News, 25-year-old Daniel Nieves and two pistol-wielding sidekicks barged into the supermarket in the early hours of June 24.
The trio attacked the store at 3:45am on Monday and began Read More
Dumb as a Doornail
A teenager who has been connected to the attempted robbery of six school-age children over a two-day spree is in custody, according to police. He is yet to be charged with a crime.
Victims told police that the boy approached them on their way to school in Red Hook and Carroll Gardens, brandishing a knife Read More
The Wee Hours
Thieves don’t exactly have to break doors down to get into Chelsea apartments.
According to DNAinfo, there has been a recent increase in robberies in the area—burglars have been breaking into apartments by snapping those pretty, antique doorknobs in Chelsea apartment buildings right off residents’ front doors.
The unmarked cop car sped out into the late night cobwebbed streets of Nolita at 3 a.m., bursting through red lights, sirens blaring, and ricocheting around turns that shook us back and forth, east to west. We had to lay low in the back seat, even for the quick trip to the corner of Mott and Houston. We pulled up next to three cruisers, sitting hotly in a giant cough of simmering exhaust, tire tread and the flash of red, white and blue.
If your bank account is stored on your smartphone, guess what? Banking smartphone apps contain security flaws — flaws that transcend the existential problem that mobile phones are small, portable and easy to steal.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Wells Fargo and Bank of America, among other banks, are currently at work Read More