Police Beat

Argument leads to Samsung’s fall


It might’ve started as a simple disagreement between a couple acquaintances, but it ended in a cell phone’s ignominious demise.

A 28-year-old told cops she got into an argument with a guy she knew at Marble Hill Avenue and West 225th Street around 9:30 p.m., Nov. 26. But instead of talking it out, the guy reportedly ripped her phone from her hand, tossing it over a fence onto the Metro-North train tracks below, likely sending it to its death.

Cops valued the phone — a Samsung — at $300.


Tag team gunslingers rob bodega

A pair of bandits made quick work of sticking up a deli to start the week ahead of Thanksgiving.

A 21-year-old employee of the Bailey Deli and Grocery at 3656 Bailey Ave., in Kingsbridge Heights, told cops two guys stormed in, whipping out firearms around 1:15 a.m., on Nov. 19.

One made straight for the cash register, where he helped himself to a wad of around $1,800, while his partner stood lookout by the doorway, before the duo slipped out, trotting north on Bailey.


Would-be cannabis cruiser collared

A motorist reportedly caught another man blazing in the driver’s seat of his SUV, possibly about to take it for a joyride.

The car’s 51-year-old owner told police he spotted the fellow parked in his 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser with the key in the ignition while smoking a joint on the 3600 block of Kingsbridge Avenue around 2:15 p.m., Dec. 4. He promptly called the cops, who arrested the 47-year-old intruder, recovering a small bag of marijuana, according to a report.

The younger man was charged with attempted grand larceny of an auto.