FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A man trying to stop two men from "harassing" a woman on Stone Street was thrown to the ground and had his iPhone stolen, police said.
The 27-year-old victim told police that he saw a woman being harassed on the corner of Stone and Broad streets on May 12 about 5 p.m., and tried to intervene by “telling them to stop,” according to police reports.
The men then “became very aggressive,” and one of them, described as wearing a red Polo shirt, shoved the victim to the ground. The man hit his head on the sidewalk after he was pushed down, and was left with swelling and cuts, but continued to pursue his attackers, the report said.
He followed them down the street and managed to snap a picture of the men but the Polo-wearing man then immediately snatched the iPhone from his hands and ran, authorities said.
The two men then fled down Stone Street and into a subway station.
Police were still investigating the incident as of Wednesday.
Other crimes in this week’s crime 1st Precinct blotter (see below the map for details):
► A burglar stole $236 from a Battery Park City pre-school on May 11, police said. A woman who works at the Preschool of America at 2 South End Ave. found the normally locked drawer, which contained the money, had been broken into. Surveillance video showed a unknown man on the premises around 3 a.m. that morning, police said. The school did not immediately return request for comment.
► A man had his $20,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee stolen from in front of 69 Gold Street on May 12, police said. The man parked the car on the street at about 7 a.m. and when he returned at 5 p.m., it was gone, according to the NYPD.
► A man stole four handbags, worth a total of $1,170, from a display shelf at the Michael Kors store at about 5 p.m. on May 8. The thief quickly grabbed the bags then ran out of the 101 Prince St. shop, police said. The store did not immediately return request for comment.