Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst on crime, corruption and terrorism.

Nov 13, 2013

Trio of Armed Robbers Targets NYC Jewelry Stores

Trio of Armed Robbers Targets NYC Jewelry Stores

A trio of armed robbers have been targeting jewelry stores in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan over the past several weeks, including one Chinatown business that was raided twice in two days, police say.

Oct 11, 2013

Stranger Attacks Woman Waiting for Elevator

Stranger Attacks Woman Waiting for Elevator

A 19-year-old woman waiting for an elevator inside a Bronx apartment building was threatened by a stranger demanding sex for money, then assaulted when she tried to run away, police say.

Oct 2, 2013

Bronx Teens Shot in Backs: NYPD

Bronx Teens Shot in Backs: NYPD

Police are looking for two men who shot a pair of teens in the back in the Bronx last week.

Jul 10, 2013

Elderly Victim: Robbers Stuck Gun in My Mouth, Said They'd Shoot

Elderly Victim: Robbers Stuck Gun in My Mouth, Said They'd Shoot

Police are looking for a group of armed robbers who tied up and threatened to shoot an 87-year-old woman in Brooklyn last month, leaving her with scratched hands and bruises on her leg that have yet to heal.

Jul 2, 2013

Nanny Cam Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

Nanny Cam Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

A New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, burglary and other charges in the beating of a young mother — captured by a nanny cam — in front of her 3-year-old daughter at their home in an...

Jul 1, 2013

Nanny Cam Attack Suspect to Be Arraigned Tuesday

Nanny Cam Attack Suspect to Be Arraigned Tuesday

A New Jersey man is due to be arraigned in the attack on a young mother — captured by a nanny cam — who was beaten in front of her 3-year-old daughter at their home in an upscale Garden State community late last...

Jul 1, 2013

Trio Beat Woman With Stick in Park, Stole Phone: Cops

Trio Beat Woman With Stick in Park, Stole Phone: Cops

Police are looking for three women who allegedly repeatedly punched a 26-year-old victim and beat her with a stick in a Bronx park before stealing her cell phone and running off, authorities said.

Jun 27, 2013

Reward Raised in Brutal NJ Nanny Cam Home Invasion

Reward Raised in Brutal NJ Nanny Cam Home Invasion

The reward has been quadrupled for anyone who leads authorities to the suspect in the brutal New Jersey home invasion that left a mother badly beaten in an attack captured by a nanny camera.

Jun 27, 2013

Armed Man Sexually Assaults Woman in Business: Police

Armed Man Sexually Assaults Woman in Business: Police

Police have released surveillance video of a man who allegedly broke into a Queens business and sexually assaulted a woman inside last Saturday.

Jun 25, 2013

Nanny Cam Shows Man Attack Mom in Front of 3-Year-Old Girl

Nanny Cam Shows Man Attack Mom in Front of 3-Year-Old Girl

Police are searching for the robber who punched and kicked a young mother in front of her 3-year-old daughter before throwing her down the stairs of her home in an upscale New Jersey community, and...

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Documents
Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida after crashing into a fountain at a traffic circle and flipping his car.

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

A group of expert hackers that attacked governments and corporations around the globe has been busted after its ringleader — one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals — turned against...

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

News 4's I-Team has obtained a videotape in which Lamont Pride confesses to firing the bullet that struck NYPD Officer Peter Figoski point-blank in the face. His attorney declined to comment. Jonathan Dienst...

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused cop killer Lamont Pride told detectives the day after the shooting of Officer Peter Figoski that he was sorry for what happened and that he didn't want to kill a cop, according to police documents.

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

NBC New York's Jonathan Dienst has exclusively obtained a partial transcript of the confession that police say Levi Aron gave authorities during questioning for allegedly killing an 8-year-old boy.

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Mob Busts
Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

A mobster-turned-FBI-informant who is believed to have carried out a killing while helping the FBI track Mafiosos from Boston to Philadelphia was found dead in a New Jersey hotel last month. And now New...

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

A well-groomed New York City mobster has avoided getting the death penalty for ordering a gangland hit.

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Federal prosecutors say they've broken up a mob-run ring that recruited women from Russia and other Eastern European countries to dance at Long Island and Queens strip clubs.

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

DEA and FBI agents arrested four members of the Bonanno organized crime family early Friday for alleged crimes that include racketeering, gambling and drug sales. The father of a "Mob Wives" reality show star...

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

Epic bust marks "largest single day operation" against organized crime.

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