Woman Robs Straphanger and Tries to Push Her Onto Tracks, Police Say

By Heather Holland on December 12, 2013 9:50am 

 A woman was robbed at the West Fourth Street subway station, police said.
A woman was robbed at the West Fourth Street subway station, police said.
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WEST VILLAGE — A woman was arrested after robbing a straphanger in a Village subway station and then trying to push her onto the tracks, the NYPD said.

The 26-year-old victim told police she accidentally dropped money on the ground on the uptown E platform at the West Fourth Street subway station about 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 9. When she tried to pick up the cash, 36-year-old Marry Ransom took $160 from her and then tried to push the victim onto the train tracks, police said.

Ransom also threatened to punch the victim in the face, according to the police report.

Police arrested Ransom and charged her with robbery after finding $20 in her back pocket, the NYPD said. It was not immediately clear whether the rest of the money was found.

Information about Ransom's lawyer and her next court date were not immediately available.

Other notable crimes this week in the 6th Precinct include:

► A 34-year-old man was arrested after he was found sleeping on the train tracks at the 14th Street PATH station, police said.

Branden Duddy was walking on the tracks at 7:45 a.m. Dec. 2, when he leapt down onto the tracks, police said. A friend tried to prevent him from jumping, but was unable to, police said. Duddy was believed to be drunk at the time, police said.

Train service was suspended while PATH security officers went to look for Duddy. Police eventually found him sleeping in a cutout in the tracks and arrested him, they said.

Information regarding Duddy’s lawyer was not immediately available.

► A worker at 3 Sheets Saloon was arrested after swiping a customer's laptop, the NYPD said.

The 38-year-old victim told police she was at the bar at 134 W. Third St. at about 12:50 a.m. on Dec. 4. when she discovered her laptop was missing, police said.

Video surveillance showed Ismael Martinez, 25, lifting the $1,050 MacBook Air and case from the customer's bag, concealing it in his jacket and leaving the bar, according to police and the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Martinez was arrested and charged with grand larceny, the DA's office said. His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

He is due back in court on Dec. 19.

► A man was arrested after trying to snatch a cellphone from a 45-year-old woman on the corner of Hudson and Perry streets, police said.

Police spotted 35-year-old Darrell Vosper struggling to take the phone away from a screaming woman on the sidewalk at about 6:40 a.m. on Dec. 3, police said.

Vosper was arrested and charged with attempted robbery, police said.

He was previously charged with grand larceny on Dec. 1, according to court documents.

Vosper’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He is due back in court on Dec. 19.

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