Crime Watch

| 05 Aug 2022 | 11:42

    Break-In at Lululemon

    A female employee of the Lululemon store at 216 Columbus Ave. at West 70th St. told police that at 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, she was alerted by the store’s alarm company to a break-in at the location. When she arrived on the scene she found that the front door had been forced open and numerous items of merchandise were missing inside. The store’s cash register had been tampered with as well but not opened. Video surveillance footage was not available at the time of the police report, so the suspect could not be identified. The stolen merchandise included 74 shirts, 49 shorts and 18 pants, totaling $13,550. In addition, $6,000 of damage had been done to the store’s front doors.

    Suspect Arrested in Sephora Shoplifting

    According to police, at 10:41 a.m. on Monday, July 25, a 46-year-old man accompanied by a bearded accomplice entered the Sephora store at 2103 Broadway at West 73rd St. and removed items of merchandise, placing them inside a gray hamper. The suspect then left the establishment without paying but was stopped in front of the location, and all items were recovered. Alberto Garcia was arrested and charged with grand larceny; police are apparently still seeking the accomplice. The merchandise stolen and recovered included 46 Gucci and Tom Ford makeup products totaling $2,280.

    Catalytic Converter Stolen

    A 20-year-old woman told police that at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, she parked her white 2004 Acura opposite 400 West 63rd St. near Riverside Blvd. When she returned at 10:35 a.m. the following morning, she discovered that the car’s catalytic converter was missing. The stolen converter was valued at $2,000.

    Man Sought for Target Shoplifting Incident

    Police reported that at 6:03 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, a man entered the Target store at 1863 Broadway at West 61st St., removed items from shelves, concealing them on his person, and left the store without paying. The stolen goods included numerous dietary supplements, face creams and moisturizers totaling $1,602.

    Suspect Steps out with Dance Studio’s Laptop

    A 55-year-old female employee of the Steps on Broadway dance studio at 2121 Broadway at West 74th St. reported that at 4:39 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, a man entered the location through the front door and went to the fourth floor without permission, heading to a locked back office. He then rummaged through a desk located outside the locked office, where he found keys to unlock the door, and made off with a MacBook Pro laptop valued at $1,000.