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Phone Bag

Perhaps iPhones cost so much because so many get shoplifted. At 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, a man entered the Apple Store at 1981 Broadway and made off with a number of iPhones totaling $5,000 in value.

Shopping Cart Snatch

Police remind women shoppers that a shopping cart is not a secure place to keep your wallet. At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, a 61-year-old woman was shopping at Zabar’s on Broadway when another woman grabbed her wallet from her cart and fled. The stolen wallet contained credit and debit cards, along with $50.

Wallet Lifted from Stroller

A stroller is another risky place to keep a wallet. At 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, a 32-year-old woman was inside the Trader Joe’s at 2073 Broadway when she realized that her wallet was missing from her child’s stroller. She soon made the even more unfortunate discovery that some $1,700 of unauthorized charges had turned up on her cards.

Locker Looting

Yet another gym goer learned the hard way never to bring cash or valuables when you work out. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, a 21-year-old man returned to his locker inside the New York Sports Club at 248 West 80th Street to discover that his wallet was missing from inside his locker. The wallet contained credit cards and $400 in cash.

Best Buy’s Worst Employee

Unfortunately, shoplifters are not the only ones stealing from chain stores these days. At 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, a male employee of the Best Buy store at 1880 Broadway was seen stealing some $4,000 in merchandise from the store. He was subsequently arrested and charged with grand larceny.

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