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Bag Snatchings

Police remind people not to let their guard down when they lay a bag down. At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, a 55-year-old man put his bag down on the ground at the 79th Street Boat Basin. When he next looked for his carrier, it was gone. Items stolen included credit cards and a jacket, presenting a total value of $320.

At 5 p.m. on the same day, a 24-year-old man placed his bag down outside 21 West End Avenue, and his belongings also disappeared when he wasn’t looking. The items stolen included the bag, a jacket, and a scanner with a total value of $1,055.

Century Sentence

A young couple could be spending some time in the Graybar Hotel. At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, a 19-year-old man and woman entered the Century 21 store at 1972 Broadway and attempted to remove $1,300 worth of clothing without paying for the merchandise. Police arrested the pair on charges of grand larceny.

Pedaling and Pilfering

Cellphone users walking in the streets need to keep an eye on those around them, including nearby bicyclists. At 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, a 27-year-old man was walking on Broadway near West 65th Street when a man on a bicycle swooped by him and grabbed his phone which was valued at $869. The bicyclist zoomed off in an unknown direction.

iPhone Ex

A shoplifter would not be denied a new top-of-the-line cellphone. At 3 p.m. on Friday, January 19, a woman said to be in her 60s entered the AT&T store at 2066 Broadway and made off with an iPhone X valued at $1,100.

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