Crime Watch

| 05 Dec 2018 | 01:19

    Car Trunk LootedIf you don’t lock your trunk, you could lose your junk. At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, a 41-year-old man was unloading his belongings from the trunk of his car in front of 160 West 71st St. He left the trunk open while he went upstairs to his apartment, and when he returned he discovered that items were missing. The stolen belongings included an Apple MacBook Pro valued at $1,414, an iPad Pro worth $1,153, an iPad Pro keyboard selling for $184, an Apple pencil priced at $108 and more, making a total haul of $2,859.

    E-bike StolenAt 7:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, a 28-year-old man parked his e-bike in the rear of 160 Riverside Blvd. while he went inside the building to make a delivery. When he came out he discovered his vehicle was missing. Security video at the building showed an unknown man making off with the two-wheeler. The stolen e-bike was a blue-and-black arrow 9 valued at $1,785.

    Purloined PurseThe Big Apple wasn’t very kind to one visitor from Mexico. At 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, a 33-year-old woman from Tlaxcala, Mexico was shopping in the DSW store at 2220 Broadway when she had to take her baby to the restroom. She left her purse on a bench next to her mother. Store video later showed a 40-year-old woman sat on the same bench, took the purse with the mother’s knowledge and left the store. The victim canceled her stolen credit and debit cards, but she was out $500 in cash, an iPhone 6S valued at $500, a Coach crop body bag worth $500 and a Mexican driver’s license costing $80, making a total stolen of $1,580.

    Duane BleedIn the ongoing competition to see which drugstore chain suffers from the most shoplifting, Duane Reade took the latest honors, when an unknown 40-year-old man entered the chain’s location at 1889 Broadway at 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. The thief selected items of merchandise, put them in a basket and then concealed the items in his duffel bag before exiting the store without paying. The stolen merchandise included multiple packages of eye drops, nasal medicine and vitamins totaling $1,865.

    Then at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, an employee at the same store was doing an inventory check when she realized that some shelves were empty. She checked the store security footage and saw that at 11:43 p.m. the evening before, an unknown man had gone into a certain aisle and spent several minutes there. He made off with 272 packages of cosmetics totaling $2,516.