Bold profession felony tries to steal moped from NYPD station: sources

A brazen profession felony with greater than 50 arrests on his rap sheet, together with rape, was busted for attempting to steal a moped from outdoors a decrease Manhattan police station.

Jon Matos was caught red-handed approaching the $1,200 bike outdoors the fifth Precinct, sources mentioned.

He was allegedly utilizing a set of housebreaking instruments Friday to attempt to bust the lock of the bike, which was vouchered property, cops and sources mentioned.

Matos, a homeless father of three, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on prices of tried grand larceny and possession of housebreaking instruments.

The continuing was delayed for hours, sources mentioned, after Matos allegedly turned offended with a cellmate who used the services — however didn’t courtesy flush.

“I used to be simply f–king with it. It’s not my instruments,” he allegedly advised an NYPD detective, mentioned Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Megan Mers through the court docket continuing.

Judge Valentina Morales Saturday agreed to offer Matos supervised launch within the moped case.

“Thank you, your honor,” Matos advised Morales.

But as a substitute of hitting the streets as soon as once more, Matos was held on excellent prices from the twenty third Precinct in an unrelated case, authorities mentioned.

It was his second look earlier than a choose in every week: Matos was in court docket days earlier, charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, and felony possession of stolen property and was launched in yet one more incident.

Matos has racked up dozens of busts for housebreaking, theft, fare evasion — together with the 1999 rape of a 14-year-old woman.

Crime is up in six of the seven main crimes measured by the division contributed to the rise — although the seventh class, murders, dropped a noticeable 31.6% final month compared to numbers compiled in June 2021, in accordance with the NYPD’s preliminary statistics.

Grand larceny spiked 41%, theft rose 36.1% and housebreaking went up 33.8%.

When addressing the crime spike final month, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell mentioned the division was arresting the identical folks for crimes “time and again.”

Other current and brazen repeat offenders embrace veteran shoplifter Isaac “Man of Steal” Rodriguez, who was lastly locked up in January after dozens of arrests for stealing to help his drug behavior.

Laron Mack, whose catchphrase is “I steal for a living,” has been arrested greater than 50 occasions. Another serial stealer, James Connelly, was busted in December for involvement in 28 separate incidents over three months.

Last month, accused serial shoplifter Lorenzo McLucas, 34, was nabbed for stealing from the cosmetics counter at a Duane Reade on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, in accordance with cops and court docket paperwork.

McLucas, who was launched on his personal recognizance, has notched 122 prior arrests.



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