Assault, ID Theft Charges for Man, 37, After Attempted Theft Downtown


Police on Tuesday afternoon arrested a 37-year-old Bronx, N.Y. man and charged him with third-degree assault, second-degree forgery, third-degree identity theft and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny.

At about 12:42 p.m. on Jan. 24, police received a report of an attempted larceny using a fraudulent ID at the Verizon Wireless store on Elm Street, officials said.

An employee at the store recognized the fraud and pursued the man on foot from the store to the area of Pine and Grove Streets, according to a police report.

There, he was identified, detained and placed into custody by two police officers working an extra duty job in the area, the report said.

An on-scene investigation resulted in probable cause to take the man into custody, it said.

He was transported to police headquarters for processing, police said.

The man was held on $100,000 bond and scheduled to appear Feb. 7 in state Superior Court.

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