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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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Crime Watch

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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Crime Watch

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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Crime Watch

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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Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

Stripped On Saturday, December 28, a thief made off with shoplifted merchandise from a drugstore on Amsterday Avenue. At 7:30 PM, the unknown perpetrator nabbed $2,500 worth of test strips and Mucinex from a drugstore on Amsterdam Avenue. Store video is available of the incident. Parked and Picked Property was stolen from a parked car. [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown

Idle Threat Someone drove off in a food vendor’s van. At 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 28, a 49-year-old man had left his 2006 blue Ford van idling on Canal Street with the keys in the ignition. All of a sudden, an unknown person jumped into the vehicle and drove off westbound on Canal Street. [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town

Taken Identity An East Side man fell victim to identity theft. Sometime before 12 noon on Friday, December 27, a 38-year-old man was notified by a credit reporting service that unknown perpetrators had used his personal information to open numerous credit cards and make unauthorized transactions at AT&T, Macy’s, Best Buy, and Bloomingdale’s, totaling $4,025. [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

Wake-Up Haul A man was mugged on the street early in the morning. At 7:30 AM on December 11, a 50-year-old man was walking down 59th Street when two 20-year-old men approached him and said, “Do not move!” They put their hands inside his pockets and removed $30 in cash. Copped Computer A woman’s apartment [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown

Beauty Booty A woman stole another woman’s coat from a nail salon. At 5:05 PM on Friday, December 13, a 30-year-old woman entered the salon, placed her jacket on a coat rack in the back of the establishment, and proceeded to get her nails done. She last saw her coat at 6:05 PM. When she [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town

Fugettaboutit! A woman stole money from another woman’s wallet in a bodega. Between 1 and 2 PM on Wednesday, December 18, a woman entered a bodega on Lexington Avenue and laid her wallet on a stack of magazines while she was buying a lottery ticket. She left the store, forgetting her wallet. When she returned [&hellip
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