UPPER EAST SIDE — Three teens toting metal sticks and crack cocaine were arrested for robbing two residents as they were walking late at night last week, police said.
A 19 and 20-year-old were walking near the southwest corner of East 89th Street at York Avenue around 10:40 p.m. on June 2, when three teens — two of whom are 16 and one who is 13 — began swinging metal sticks wouldn't let them pass, according to authorities.
Police did not immediately have details about the metal sticks.
One of the teens took a $200 chain necklace off one of the victims and another, the 13-year-old, tried punching one of the victims, police said.
The victims flagged police down and pointed out their robbers. When the teens saw the officers coming, they dropped their weapons, police said.
During a search, the officers found one of the 16-year-olds carrying a baggie of what they thought was crack and a jar of marijuana. They also found a baggie of cocaine and a blade on the 13-year-old, police said.
The suspects, whose names were not released by police because they are juveniles, were all charged with robbery and one of them was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.
Other notable incidents in this week’s blotter from the 19th Precinct include:
► A 25-year-old from The Bronx was arrested for buying $460 in merchandise with an account in someone else's name from Bloomingdales at 59th Street on June 2, police said. The man ordered 2 Ferragamo slippers for $390, one pair of Diesel slippers for $50 and a pair of Nike sneakers for $120, police said. When store security stopped him, they found out that he had opened a Bloomingdale's account using someone else's identity and had 15 glassine envelopes of a controlled substance in his sunglasses case. Police didn't have details about what the drug might have been. The man was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, petit larceny, and criminal possession stolen property, police said.
► An employee at the Food Emporium at 1175 Third Ave. at East 69th Street was arrested for stealing money from the store over a period of five months, police said. The employee, a 20-year-old woman from The Bronx, made a total of 1,348 voids on her register. She would ring up customers, give them the items, but then void the purchase and pocket the money, police said. A total of almost $7,000 was taken from the store. The woman was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said.
► A 24-year-old man from Brooklyn was arrested for stealing 50 Airheads candies from the Rite Aid at 1849 Second Ave. at 96th Street, police said. The man put the Airheads into his own bag on April 29 around 2:18 p.m. and tried leaving. When he was approached by an employee, he refused to return the items and pushed and scratched the employee to get away. Detectives tracked him down on June 1 and charged him with robbery, police said.
► Two East 87th Street apartments were burglarized on June 3, with as much as $78,000 in personal belongings taken from one apartment, police said.
Between 6:30 and 8 p.m., someone got into an apartment at 409 E. 87th St. from a fire escape and stole one Rolex Submariner watch worth $8,500; $5,000 in cash, one $2,000 Northface luggage, 30 supreme wallets valued at $20,000; 30 Supreme shoulder bags valued at $30,000; one Canon camera worth $3,000; and six pairs of shoes worth $9,750; and a credit card, police said. The victim's apartment had been ransacked with his things thrown all over the place, they said.
A second apartment located next to the same fire escape was burglarized, but only a $50 gold necklace with a bow by Kate Spade was missing, police said. The burglaries are still under investigation.
► Two men robbed a Staten Island woman of her $800 Kate Spade bag on June 4, police said. At 6 p.m., the victim was walking with an acquaintance in front of 172 E. 92nd St., near Third Avenue, when two men tried snatching her purse off her shoulder. She held on to it and fell to the ground, but the suspects fled with it in tow. The purse was later found inside the Second Avenue Subway East 86th Street station. It was missing two Metrocards, two lip glosses, Apple headphones, and bank cards, police said.