BY JERRY DANZIG
A cabdriver reported to police that he was robbed by one of five men who had approached his taxi asking for a ride. The driver, from Queens, told police he had dropped off a passenger in front of 5 West 63rd St. shortly before 11 p.m. on Sept. 24 when the five, all wearing black hoodies, approached. When he declined the fare, one of the men opened one of the cab’s doors and grabbed the driver’s bag, with the five then running toward Central Park. The driver told officers the bag, worth $100, contained an iPhone X valued at $1,000, a $300 wallet, a bag priced at $150 and other items. Police searched neighborhood but couldn’t find the men.
Purse taken at movie theater
A New Jersey woman told police several items were missing from her purse and presumed taken as she `watched a movie inside the AMC Loews theater at 1998 Broadway on the evening of Sept. 23. The 22-year-old told officers she first realized her iPhone X valued at $1,000 as well as a credit card were missing from her purse. She noticed other credit cards not belonging to her were scattered on the theater floor nearby. She cancelled her credit card after unauthorized usage turned up.
Skin Care Despair
Duane Reade makes a return to the column this week. At 10:50 p.m. on Sept. 26, a man said to be in his late 20s entered the drug chain’s 1889 Broadway location, took multiple skincare products off a shelf and left the store without paying. The merchandise was valued at $1,419.
A gym-goer reported to police that a thief busted into his locker at NYSC gym at 61 West 62nd St. and taken the Queens man’s $400 iPhone 6s, a wallet worth $50, a gym bag selling for $40, keys and credit and debit cards between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 1.
At 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, a woman in her late 20s entered the Bloomingdale’s store at 2085 Broadway, selected two coats, one fur, one leather, and four pairs of sunglasses and placed the sunglasses in the pockets of one of the coats, according to store representatives’ account to police. She next placed the coats on a rack. An accomplice, a man said to be about 30, then picked those items up and left the store, using the employee exit, without paying. The value of the stolen items was put at $1,450.