Crime rose 15 percent in the last 28-day period compared to the same time last year.
The scammer handed a woman a package he claimed contained $75,000, and asked her to give it to charity.
A 32-year-old woman had her Samsung Galaxy S4 swiped as she played a game riding the subway.
David Baril was arraigned via video feed from his hospital room in Bellevue Wednesday.
After 10 days of deliberations, the jury announced it could not reach a verdict in the Etan Patz case.
The thief told his victim "don't scream and don't look at me," before grabbing the handbag.
A 23-year-old man was found floating in the Hudson River on Sunday.
The prosecution summed up their case in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday.
The defense pushed the idea that accused killer Pedro Hernandez gave a false confession.
The 591 Broadway shop has become a regular target for underwear thieves.
A woman was choked and groped inside a building at Canal and Allen streets, police say.
Two victims were rushed to Harlem Hospital, where police said they were in stable condition.
Two teens were arrested for punching a man and stealing his bike last week, police said.
Five arrested after viral cellphone video captured a brutal brawl in a Flatbush fastfood joint.
Charles Williams and Moeleek Harrell gunned down Derek Quattlebaum in Richmond Hill, police said.
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