Crime Watch: Upper West Side

| 08 Jun 2015 | 02:48

Stealing His MedsOne shoplifter can truthfully answer that yes, he took his meds. At 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, a man entered the Duane Reade store at 325 Columbus Avenue and removed a considerable quantity of medications from a store shelf before leaving the location without paying for the items. Video is available of the incident. The total haul amounted to $1,300.

Something FishyPolice remind the public that wallets go missing even in the nicest establishments. At 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, a 34-year-old woman laid her bag down on the bar in the Ocean Grill located at 384 Columbus Avenue. When she next looked, she found that her wallet was missing, containing a Metro Card, credit and debit cards, and cash in the amount of $305.

Looted at BouludOnce again, a bag hanging on the back of a chair proved an easy target for thieves. At 9 p.m. on Friday, May 29, a 38-year-old woman hung her bag on the back of her chair in the Bar Boulud restaurant at 1900 Broadway. When she reached for her wallet later, she discovered that her bag was open and the wallet was missing, along with her driver’s license, credit cards, and cash totaling $300. $400 worth of unauthorized charges also turned up on her cards.

CRV=Cargo-Removed VehicleItems get stolen from cars parked on even the most well-traveled thoroughfares. At 7 a.m. on Monday, May 25, a 67-year-old man returned to his 2014 Honda CRV parked at West 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue. He discovered that his two bicycles were missing from inside the vehicle. The bikes were valued at a total of $1,900.

Presidential StealIf you can afford a watch more expensive than most people’s cars, presumably you can afford to replace it when it is stolen from your car. At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 25, a 28-year-old man discovered that someone had stolen his Rolex watch from inside his 2014 Chrysler parked outside 104 Riverside Drive. The stolen watch was a diamond-encrusted Rolex President valued at $60,000.