Watch your back on Hoboken streets!

8/30/2010:

Thugs want to take your belongings

In a mile square city packed with energetic young people and establishments that serve alcohol, “drunk and disorderly” incidents and fights are not surprising, and are the norm on a weekly basis here. You can avoid situations like this simply by avoiding them and not becoming inebriated yourself.

However, robberies on the street are something we should we should all be vigilant about and also take steps to prevent. Two such robberies are detailed below.

4th Ward Robbery by force

This past Friday night, a 24 year-old female had been out drinking at a Hoboken bar. As the night was coming to an end, she decided to stay with friends in the area of First and Monroe Streets.

As she entered the parking garage, an unidentified black male rushed in, punched her in the stomach and snatched her handbag from her. The male was described as short, wearing a red t-shirt and jeans. The silver clutch that was taken contained a cell phone, credit cards, drivers license and keys.

Shortly thereafter, a bouncer from another bar in Hoboken was walking home when he saw the commotion around the corner and ran over to help. A second, taller black male wearing a black t-shirt and Chicago White Sox baseball cap met the bouncer and proceeded to punch him in the face.

The two actors fled north on Madison Street.

Police searching the area after the incident could not locate the suspects.

“Nice” robbers turn mean and steal anyway

This past Friday, a 25 year-old female had been enjoying her time at City Bistro. After the night was over, she left the bar and began walking home to her downtown Grand St. apartment. She was walking west on 14th Street when two black males approached her and began talking to her. She said that the males were “nice” to her, asking innocent questions, and even talking about a sick father one of them had.

During this walk, one of the actors even offered to carry her handbag for her. Not wanting to “agitate” the men, she allowed them to have it. While one man continued conversing with her, the other handed the bag back to her but then quickly shoved her to the ground, causing her to scrape her knees. The two men then ran off in an unknown direction.

Befuddled, the female victim then decided to sit on a nearby stoop to collect herself. At this point, she was in the area of 9th and Monroe Streets (by the Shop Rite). She realized that her handbag was missing items, including her keys, debit card, drivers license and cell phone.

Limited description was known about the two actors other than one was short and wearing gym shorts, the other had a white t-shirt on. She was transported to Police Headquarters but refused medical attention, then transported back to her downtown apartment.

Attention ladies: Best to avoid walking home alone late at night! At the very least skip the last drink and use that money for cab fare!

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19 Comments on "Watch your back on Hoboken streets!"

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

The economy is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. That means more street crime. This is not a smart time to take cops off the street. Zimmer and company need to get their heads out of their bicycle spokes and wisen up.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

XYZ…IF THAT HAPPENS TO BE SAFE BUY A BASEBALL CAP WITH A REAR VIEW MIRROR AND GOOD PAIR OF SNEAKERS…TO GET A AWAY FROM THE MUGGERS 🙂 [quote comment=”196825″]The economy is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. That means more street crime. This is not a smart time to take cops off the street. Zimmer and company need to get their heads out of their bicycle spokes and wisen up.[/quote]

eleenyc
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eleenyc

Muggers — was that the answer Stan’s dad missed on Wheel of Fortune? [quote comment=”196842″]XYZ…IF THAT HAPPENS TO BE SAFE BUY A BASEBALL CAP WITH A REAR VIEW MIRROR AND GOOD PAIR OF SNEAKERS…TO GET A AWAY FROM THE MUGGERS

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emarche
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The answer was Naggers. I laughed for days.[quote comment=”196850″]Muggers — was that the answer Stan’s dad missed on Wheel of Fortune?

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wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

ELEEN CORRECTION..ANSWER WAS HE WAS MAKING LOVE TO HIS BLOW UP DOLL AND HE BIT HER ON THE NECK AND SHE FLEW OUT THE WINDOW…CHITTTTTTTTTTT :mrgreen: [quote comment=”196850″]Muggers — was that the answer Stan’s dad missed on Wheel of Fortune?

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eleenyc
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eleenyc

Day drinking is the best drinking

getz76
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getz76

Agreed.[quote comment=”196798″]Day drinking is the best drinking[/quote]

homeworld
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If someone is suspiciously following you asking “nice” questions like let me hold your bag, why wouldn’t you walk back toward civilization and call the police.

mooshu
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mooshu

She probably thought the whole scene was cute… and funny!

Why not save those last twelve bucks for a cab ride home instead of a tenth drink, folks?

Some people prioritize quite stupidly in this town. I’m tough, but I’m not stupid enough to walk home piss-drunk at odd hours of the night.[quote comment=”196780″]If someone is suspiciously following you asking “nice” questions like let me hold your bag, why wouldn’t you walk back toward civilization and call the police.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

I would not recommend walking in that direction alone. In general, in any city once you get below the water table you are looking for trouble – crime, flooding, political problems, etc…

jc5201
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jc5201

there is a lot more crime in this city than is being reported

jdm
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You will see a huge increase in the amount of “reported” crimes now. There might not be an actual increase of crime but you can be sure the PBA and others will be painting the picture of crime rising and blame it on the police layoffs. This is pretty typical either leading up to a negotiation, when the PBA is politicking, or around the time state/federal govts are evaluating crime rates for funding purposes.[quote comment=”196768″]there is a lot more crime in this city than is being reported[/quote]

Alpuj
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Bingo![quote comment=”196772″]You will see a huge increase in the amount of “reported” crimes now. There might not be an actual increase of crime but you can be sure the PBA and others will be painting the picture of crime rising and blame it on the police layoffs. This is pretty typical either leading up to a negotiation, when the PBA is politicking, or around the time state/federal govts are evaluating crime rates for funding purposes.[/quote]

hobposer
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hobposer

I see it like this

I read the Daily News last week and in 1 paper I read about 3 murders, 4 robberies and other crimes.

Same week the Jersey Journal had an issue where in JC there was a killing, a stabbing , a robbery and a car jacking in one issue.

Same week I read the Hoboken reporter and the police blotter had 2 articles. 1 was a guy smoking dope in Pier A and the other guy was romancing some girl in a pool while another gal watched?

Hmmmmmm NY to our left and JC to our right and we are in the middle and all we have is a pot smoker and a horny 21 yr old? Perfect!!!!

Cutting the cops is plain dumb. Someone needs to figure out a way to pay our bills and keep the great police officers and detectives that protect our community[quote comment=”196772″]You will see a huge increase in the amount of “reported” crimes now. There might not be an actual increase of crime but you can be sure the PBA and others will be painting the picture of crime rising and blame it on the police layoffs. This is pretty typical either leading up to a negotiation, when the PBA is politicking, or around the time state/federal govts are evaluating crime rates for funding purposes.

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