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Copper Cable Caper Someone stole copper cables from a Second Avenue subway construction site. When construction workers returned to work on Monday morning, January 27, they discovered that unknown perpetrators had removed copper cables from the Second Avenue subway site at 94th Street and Second Avenue. In all, 300 feet of cable was missing, valued [&hellip
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Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

Left in the Church Someone stole a woman’s property in a church. At 1 PM on Sunday, January 19, a 66-year-old woman working in a church on Central Park West realized that somebody had stolen her purse containing a Samsung Galaxy cell phone, her driver’s license, credit cards, and a Kindle tablet. The total value [&hellip
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Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown

Garbage Men Part Two One of two men posing as sanitation workers was arrested for robbing a bar. Replaying an incident from two weeks before, two men posed as sanitation workers on Friday, January 17, at 8AM. While one of the men distracted an employee of a bar on Murray Street, threatening to ticket the [&hellip
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Phony Phone Bill Another Eastside resident became the victim of identity theft. At 10 AM on Monday, January 13, a 67-year-old woman received a notice from a collection agency regarding an unpaid bill of $1,902 for an AT&T account that she had never opened in California. Unlocked and Unlucky Someone stole property from a man’s [&hellip
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Four Gone Conclusion An unknown perpetrator made unauthorized charges to a woman’s debit and charge cards. On Saturday, January 11, a 40-year-old woman living on the Upper East Side reported to police that someone had made unauthorized charges to her Citibank debit card and her American Express card, totaling $4,000. She had lost the Citibank [&hellip
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Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

Edison Con A small business was scammed by someone posing as a representative of Con Edison. At 12 noon on Friday, January 10, a local business received a call from someone claiming to be a representative of Con Edison, advising the firm that they owed the utility $1,500 and if they did not wire-transfer the [&hellip
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Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town

Dispursed Someone made off with a woman’s purse in a club. At 12:30 AM on Saturday, January 11, a 30-year-old woman left her bag unattended on a chair inside a nightclub on Varick Street. When she returned twenty minutes later, she found that her bag was missing. There were no witnesses to the theft, and [&hellip
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Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

iSnatch Someone snatched a woman’s iPhone on the street. At 9 PM on Monday, January 6, a 40-year-old woman was walking on Broadway and 66th Street, when an unknown perpetrator grabbed her iPhone and fled the scene. The iPhone was valued at $600. Stand and Deliver A newsstand on Broadway was broken into and burgled. [&hellip
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Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown

Unsanitary Two men posing as sanitation workers burglarized a bar. At 8:30 AM on Monday, December 30, the men accosted the owner of a nightclub on Beekman Street outside the establishment. One of the men distracted the owner, threatening to write a summons for garbage left on the street, while the other fake sanitation worker [&hellip
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Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town

Expensive Lottery An elderly woman was defrauded in a lottery scam. On Sunday, December 1, an 80-year-old woman living on the Upper East Side received a phone call from an unknown perpetrator, telling her that she had won the lottery. To cover “lottery expenses,” however, the caller asked her to send a MoneyGram wire transfer [&hellip
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