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Woman struck, killed by taxi

An Upper East Side resident was struck and killed Friday evening in a Third Avenue crosswalk by a taxicab, police said. The taxi driver was later arrested on charges of failure to yield to a pedestrian.

Barbara Horn, 80, was crossing Third from west to east about 5:40 p.m. when the cab driver, heading eastbound on 70th, turned onto Third Avenue and struck her, police said.

The driver, Syed Ullah, 49, from Brooklyn, stayed at the scene. Police said Horn, of East 73rd Street, had “severe trauma to the body.” She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Bike stolen

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, a 40-year-old man went to the spot outside 270 West 84th Street where he had parked his bike, to discover that the two wheeler was gone. The stolen ride was an Arrow valued at $1,300.

Out-the-Door Clothing

If clothing makes a man, stealing it makes a shoplifter. At 7 p.m. on Monday, July 24, a 23-year-old man entered the Patagonia store at 426 Columbus Avenue and made off with $1,200 worth of outdoor clothing.

Bag taken

Police remind the public that the back of a chair in a bar or restaurant is NOT a secure place to keep your bag. At 1 a.m. on Sunday, July 23, a 28-year-old woman found that the bag she had hung on the back of her chair in the Café Corel at 240 Columbus Avenue was missing. The bag and its contents were valued at $300.

Scent Lament

One shoplifter must have been a real stinker. At 12 noon on Sunday, July 16, a man entered the Duane Reade location at 2164 Broadway and got away with fragrances valued at $1,037.

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