BY JERRY DANZIG
Jewelry TheftA Riverside Boulevard resident is out about $24,000 in jewelry, she told police. The 45-year-old woman said she saw her ring box was missing from the bedside table on July 18, and found that other jewelry was missing as well. She told police that multiple people had been in her apartment a few days prior, and numerous building personnel had access to her apartment keys as well. The items stolen included a pocket watch valued at $10,000, a diamond bracelet worth $7,000, a diamond ring priced at $6,000, and a jade necklace tagged at $1,000, making a total stolen of $24,000.
Motorcycle StolenUnfortunately, parking your motorcycle on the street overnight entails some risk, especially when it’s not locked up. At 11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, a 35-year-old man parked his motorcycle in front of 400 West 63rd Street. When he was walking his dog at noon the following day, his motorcycle was gone. He had not locked up his Triumph Thruxton, and a search of the neighborhood proved fruitless. The stolen bike was a black 2005 model valued at $10,000.
Moped Thief ArrestedAn alert doorman helped thwart a moped thief. At 2:39 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, the doorman at 100 Riverside Boulevard heard a loud noise outside the building and went to check it out. There he saw a man trying to break the lock on a moped. The building’s porter approached the man, who said he had lost his key and needed to break the lock on the bike, a 2006 Genuine Buddy 125 valued at $2,600, according to a police account. At this point the man pulled the moped around the corner of the building onto West 65th Street. The doorman called police, and a registration check revealed that the moped had been reported stolen within the confines of the 19th Precinct. Allan Zusstone, 37, was arrested and charged with grand larceny auto.
Wallet SnatchAn area resident discovered just how expensive a cup of coffee at Starbucks can be. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, a 38-year-old woman was inside the Starbucks at 1841 Broadway when someone took her wallet out of her bag and soon charged several transactions on her cards without her permission or authority, according to police. She later canceled her cards, but not before $1,030 was charged to her charge cards. She also was out a wallet, a gift card and her driver’s license and medical cards.
Purloined PackageA young man lost a brand-new, $1,250 laptop to a package thief. At 12:47 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, an unknown person signed for and took property delivered by FedEx inside a building on West 70th Street, police said. The intended recipient, a 28-year-old man, said he was away while his package was delivered, and his roommates had not signed for it.