Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Brazen Thief Robs Store Across from Police Station

By David Greene
BRONX, NEW YORK, April 30- He must have had the luck of the Irish, when a thief robbed the Deals discount store located at 837 Washington Avenue--directly across the street from the 42nd Precinct.

Police officials have yet to acknowledge the incident that took place late Saturday, April 27, at the Duane Reade-type store.

One manager of the store confirmed an, "incident," took place, but refused to elaborate if it was a hold-up or a break-in. An employee would later refer inquiries to their corporate office, but did not have the number.

A resident of the building, who spoke on a condition of anonymity, stated, "I know that one of the detectives from the precinct, directly across from the building, asked me if I saw something. That's how I know that something happened downstairs."

A second resident stated, "You pay so much to live across from the police... you think your safe from that kind of stuff."

The 42nd Precinct, which covers the Morrisanna section, is currently experiencing an overall 14.97 percent decrease in crime. The latest statistics show the command has had two homicides in the first
four-months of the 2013, tied with the same time period last year.

However, the precinct also reported 72 robberies, down from a reported 95 last year, while burglaries are down from 45 to 32.

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