Roosevelt Island Grand Larceny On Riverwalk Main Street 9:30 Last NIght - Man Talking On Cell Phone As Robber Comes From Behind, Grabs Wallet And Runs Away
Earlier today, I asked Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Interim Public Safety Director Jack McManus:
Can you provide additional details on yesterday's Grand Larceny?Mr. McManus replied
07/18/13 - 2233 - F/O 400 Main St - Grand- Larceny - PSD & NYPD responded - Report filed.
What time did this occur, was anybody injured, was a weapon involved, what was stolen,etc.
This incident occurred at approximately 9:30pm last night. A male was walking and talking on his cell phone, holding his wallet in his free hand when a young male ran up behind him and relieved him of his wallet. No force, no injuries, no weapon. A search was conducted for the subject by PSD with negative results. NYPD responded, filed a report and will conduct appropriate investigative follow-up.Mr. McManus had previously sent out these crime prevention tips which included be aware of your surroundings and:
... If you feel unsafe during late hours, call the PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT and we will walk you to your residence....That's good advice.
The Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department phone # is 212) 832- 4545.