CRIME WATCH


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Brooch Breech


Unknown persons removed two brooches from a woman's dresser. Sometime between 10:30 AM and 3 PM on Friday, September 13, someone removed two Cartier brooches from the dresser in the bedroom of a 72-year-old woman living on Central Park West. The woman told police that some repairs were being made in her apartment on that date, and men from a window company were in the apartment, along with cleaning personnel. The value of the two Cartier brooches totaled $22,000.


Three Million Dollar Crime


A former partner embezzled money from a realty company. At 5:10 PM on October 3, a 45-year-old man working for a realty company on West 73rd Street reported to police that he had received paperwork from a former partner, a 48-year-old man living in Manhasset, concerning the refinancing of a property ? and discovered a theft of $2,991,549.50.


Free Car


A man stole a car from a car rental agency. At 6:40 PM on Wednesday, October 9, a man entered a car rental location on West 83rd Street, walked around, and got into a blue Nissan before driving the car out of the garage without permission or authorization. All vehicles in the garage had keys in their ignitions. Video is available of the incident. The stolen car was a blue 2013 Nissan Altima four-door sedan with Massachusetts plates, valued at $18,011.


Bad End on West End


Items went missing from the apartment of a woman on West End Avenue. Sometime between 4 PM on September 9 and 7:30 AM on October 8, items were removed from the apartment of a 77-year-old woman living on West End Avenue. The woman said that she and the person who cleans her apartment were the only ones with access to the apartment. The items stolen were a ladies' watch valued at $3,200, a bracelet costing $3,000, clothes worth $1,500, a bangle bracelet costing $825, plates and servers valued at $800, black leather shoes priced at $355, and gray suede shoes costing $335, for a total haul of $10,015.


Bike Jack


Someone stole a man's bicycle on Broadway. At 3:30 PM on Friday, October 11, a 64-year-old man left his bike in front of a restaurant on Broadway, fastening the front wheel to the back wheel with a Kryptonite lock. Just three minutes later, the man returned to where the bike had been parked and found it was gone. The stolen bike was a Jamis Xenith Endura valued at $1,800.


Smoke Break


A man was arrested after attempting to steal cigarettes from a convenience store. At 1:50 AM on Thursday, October 10, a 26-year-old man observed a 50-year-old man crawl through a broken glass window from inside a closed convenience store on Amsterdam Avenue onto the street. The witness saw the man carrying a bag and walking northbound on Amsterdam before proceeding eastbound down West 86th Street. Police later determined that the man had burglarized the store by breaking the glass window with a fire hydrant plug. Responding to the witness' report, police searched the area and found a man who fit the description of the thief on Amsterdam Avenue. The witness positively identified the suspect. A bag of stolen property was recovered on West 87th Street between two parked vehicles, just west of Central Park West. A search of the suspect revealed a crack pipe containing residue in his right rear pants pocket. The defendant was arrested and charged with burglary. The items stolen were twelve boxes of cigarettes, valued at $1,440.


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