Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Odd Break Ins" At Mob Connected Little Italy Restaurants In The Bronx

Old-timers on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx are buzzing about the string of recent break-ins in the fabled Little Italy-Belmont neighborhood. The "thieves" hit two restaurants, Pasquale's Rigoletto, where the perps took the cash register and "a few bottles of booze," and Umberto's Clam House, a sibling to the Mulberry Street joint where Joey Gallo was gunned down in 1972. Pasquale's is named for Pasquale "Patsy" Parrello, a captain in the Genovese family. Umberto's is owned by Matthew Ianniello Jr., son of "Matty the Horse" Ianniello, who was acting boss of the Genovese mob from 1998 until 2005. "These were either the dumbest burglars -- or it was a law enforcement 'break-in' to disguise the planting of surveillance bugs," said one insider. "The smart money is on the latter."


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