BY JERRY DANZIG
Repeat Offender CollaredPolice nabbed a notorious recidivist shoplifter. At 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, a 56-year-old woman was observed inside the Trader Joe’s store at 2073 Broadway removing a wallet from a purse, police said. The woman was arrested as she exited the store. Police said she had previously shoplifted items from the store and had been arrested a number of times. Alicia Bellamy was charged with grand larceny, police said. The items stolen included a wallet valued at $50, $35 in cash, a driver’s license, a Medicaid card, a Social Security card and various credit cards
Missing MopedA New York minute apparently equals 10 when it comes to moped thefts. At 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, a woman parked her moped at the Southeast corner of Riverside Boulevard and West 66th Street. When she returned just 10 minutes later, her moped was nowhere to be found. The stolen two-wheeler was a multicolored 2018 Honda Pcx 150cc, valued at $5,200.
Valuables Stolen from Car TrunkAt 5 p.m. on Friday, August 31, a 24-year-old Brooklyn woman parked her vehicle in front of 145 West. 84th St. When she returned the following morning several items were missing from the car’s trunk, including a MacBook Pro valued at $1,000, nine pairs of shoes worth $900, clothing priced at $500 and other items. The value of her missing property was put at $2,844.
Banana SkinnedShoplifters helped themselves to a bunch of clothing in a Banana Republic store recently. At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, two men entered the chain’s location at 1976 Broadway, took items worth about $2,300 from a display table and walked out. A third man, their accomplice, served as lookout, police said. The merchandise stolen included six tech button-down shirts valued at $477, six shawl-neck sweaters-priced at $588, eight orange half-zip sweaters selling for $636 and eight black half-zip sweaters tagged at $636.
Johnny on the SpotOne would imagine that Johnny Was upset after shoplifters hit his local store. At 4:35 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, a 49-year-old employee of the boutique at 270 Columbus Ave. was doing inventory when he noticed several items missing from store displays. Checking the store’s surveillance video, he saw two women removing items, placing them into bags and leaving the store without paying. The stolen merchandise included a necklace valued at $240, two tunic dresses priced at $440, two blouses selling for $396 and two leggings worth $240, making a total stolen of $1,316.