Crime watch

27 Aug 2018 | 01:24

BY JERRY DANZIG

Vespa VanishedAn expensive scooter was parked on the street for just 10 minutes before someone made off with it, its owner told police. At 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, a 45-year-old man parked his 2010 Vespa LXS 150 opposite his residence on West 73rd Street near Central Park West. When he returned at 1 p.m. the following day the two-wheeler had been wheeled away. He spoke to a doorman at the location to review surveillance footage and saw that two men took the scooter at about 4:30 a.m. The Vespa is valued at $25,000.

Running and OffAt 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, a West End Avenue resident parked his 2000 Lexus RX 300 SUV in front of 453 Amsterdam Ave., leaving the unlocked vehicle running. He went into a store to pick up a package, and when he returned in five minutes his ride was gone. A search of the neighborhood turned up nothing. The SUV is valued at $5,500.

Gap GapIt appears that a local Gap store now has a gap in its inventory. At 6:48 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, two men entered the store at 1988 Broadway and made off with 63 pairs of jeans and 12 T-shirts totaling $3,450. Police are investigating the incident.

Locker TheftAt noon on Sunday, August 19, a 30-year-old man locked his belongings in a locker inside the Equinox Fitness Club located at 160 Columbus Ave. while he went to work out. When he returned to his locker one hour later he found his belongings had been removed from the locker and the lock had been relocked. He canceled a stolen debit card before any unauthorized charges turned up but lost a wedding band valued at $1,920, a cellphone priced at $1,000, a wallet worth $150, a driver’s license and debit card.

Stolen PhoneSomeone in the West 50s apparently now has a cellphone belonging to someone else. At 6:45 p.m. on Friday, August 10, a 39-year-old woman left her phone on a bench in an enclosed area at 1 West End Ave. When she came back just two minutes later her iPhone 10 was missing. She tracked the device and told police she believed it is now at a West 52nd Street address. The stolen cell is valued at $1,150 and its case $400.