Crime Watch

| 29 Oct 2022 | 03:29

    Security Camera Catches Thieves Stealing Motorcycle

    A 35-year-old man told police that at midnight on Friday, October 21, he parked his black 2013 Yamaha motorcycle in front of 200 West 86th St. near Amsterdam Ave. He works as a doorman at a nearby building on Broadway, and – using a security camera there at approximately 4:30 a.m. – he discovered that his motorcycle was missing. He phoned in a missing vehicle report at 5:20 a.m., and when police arrived on the scene they reviewed the security footage and saw that the motorcycle had been lifted into a red van by two individuals at roughly 4:03 a.m. The motorcycle was valued at $6,000.

    Shoplifting Incident at Patagonia

    A female employee at the Patagonia store at 426 Columbus Ave. between West 80th St. and West 81st St. reported that at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, October 21, two men ages 35 and 20 entered the location. While the younger man distracted a store employee talking about jackets, the older man removed items of clothing from shelves, concealing them on his person and in his jacket. Both suspects then fled on foot using an emergency exit. The stolen merchandise included four parkas and a sweater vest totaling $2,453.

    Fresh Direct Scanner Stolen

    A male employee of Fresh Direct told police that at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, he was making a delivery to a customer living at 33 West End Ave. at West 61st St. He scanned the groceries in front of the building and placed the scanner in a crate by his car. When he returned five minutes later, after delivering the provisions inside the building, he discovered that the scanner was missing. The device was valued at $1,200.

    Vandal Destroys Building’s Greenery

    A 57-year-old male employee of the 200 Riverside Boulevard Condominium reported that at 1:55 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, a 30-year-old man destroyed some flowers in the rear of the building, located at Riverside Blvd. between West 69th St. and West 70th St. In all, the suspect damaged ten plants valued at $50.

    Interviewer’s Camera Tripod Disappears

    A 55-year-old man told police that at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 19, he was filming an interview in the lobby of an undisclosed residential building in the 20th Precinct. When he had finished the assignment he packed up his equipment, accidentally leaving a camera tripod behind. He returned to the location the following day at 6 p.m. only to find that the device was now missing. It was a Sachtler tripod valued at $7,000.