Police described the suspect as a roughly 45-year-old man.
The man stole a can of Cobra beer from Alvin Grocery in Soundview, NYPD officials said.
The commander of the 108th Precinct said there have been nine such thefts in the last six weeks.
Derrick Mcleod, 24, of Brooklyn, was arrested on Thursday morning, police said.
A caller claimed to have kidnapped the victim's best friend and demanded $1,700 in ransom.
Police hope to smoke out a man they say made off with $2,800 in cash from BarBacon in Hell's Kitchen.
Straphangers said five officers fined commuters during rush hour at the Bergen Street stop Thursday.
Nicolai Bushin, 29, tried to force his way back into the club after being kicked out, police said.
The NYPD's intelligence gathering agency has moved from Chelsea to 250 Vesey St.
The mother of Laquan Nelson, 16, said her son asked police for help and was denied before he was killed.
The dog's owner, Raven Garcia, was arrested for not paying for her cab fare.
The dog is named Oreo and was taken to the ASPCA.
The man was seriously hurt in a shooting near Progress High School, the FDNY said.
Anton Liverpool exposed himself to a young woman in Bushwick in January, police said.
The director of Bronx Defenders has been suspended for 60 days, following a city investigation.
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