There were multiple media reports earlier this week about a push-in robbery on Avenue B at 13th Street. A man reportedly pushed his way inside an apartment, stabbed the female resident multiple times, and fled with $500.
However, according to the Police Blotter in this week's issue of The Villager, that's not actually what happened.
Police say that the resident, named as Cassidy Helmken, "had made an arrangement for a drug deal — she was apparently buying — but it turned violent."
“It was a drug transaction that went bad,” Captain Vincent Greany, commanding officer of the Ninth Precinct, told The Villager.
A search warrant subsequently turned up a quantity of alleged cocaine and drug paraphernalia at her apartment.
According to police, it was not a home invasion: Helmken apparently willingly opened the door for the suspect.
Police charged Helmken, who reportedly has three prior arrests, with multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
The investigation is ongoing.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Avenue B resident stabbed during push-in robbery