Crime Watch

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


Illustration by John S. Winkleman

Illustration by John S. Winkleman

Unpacking Sacking

A woman’s bag was stolen as she was unpacking her car. At 12 noon on Thursday, October 3, a 56-year-old woman was on Church Street unpacking plants from her vehicle for a movie set, leaving her black handbag on the floor of the vehicle on the front passenger’s side. At 2 PM, after unpacking the vehicle, the woman noticed that her bag was missing. The items taken were a silver iPad valued at $600, Ray-Ban prescription sunglasses costing $425, a black Baggallini tote handbag costing $100, and Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses priced at $98, making a total of $1,223. The iPad lacked tracking software.

Fragrant Foul

A man stole bottles of fragrance from a store on Broadway. A 24-year-old male employee at the store reported that at 8:23 PM on Monday, October 21, an unknown man entered the store and removed items from shelves without permission or authority. Video is available of the incident. The items stolen were eleven bottles of fragrance valued at $1,115.

Axe Jack

Someone lifted two guitars from a car parked on West Broadway. At 9 PM on Saturday, October 12, a 24-year-old man from Plainfield, NJ put two of his guitars into the trunk of his blue 1999 Ford Contour parked on West Broadway. When he returned at 10:30 the following morning, the guitars were gone. There were no signs of forced entry, and the man said he had locked the doors, and the car had an alarm. None of the car locks appeared to have been tampered with. The stolen guitars were a Fender Jaguar HH electric valued at $699 and a Martin DCX1E acoustic-electric valued at $550. The total of the gone guitars amounted to $1,249.

2 Train Travails

Someone took a woman’s wallet in the subway. At 4:30 PM on Sunday, October 20, a 24-year-old woman rode the number 2 train from 59th Street to Franklin Street. She had her wallet in a shoulder strap purse. She felt a bump when she arrived at the Franklin Street station and after she exited the train, she discovered that her wallet was missing. Unauthorized charges were made to three of her credit cards before she canceled the cards. The items stolen from the bag were $300 in cash, a credit card, a debit card, a Metro Card, a health card, a Social Security card, the woman’s driver’s license, and a Chase Bank card. In total, she was taken for $478.

Metro Cad

Someone stole a woman’s wallet as she was shopping in a department store on Broadway. At 4 PM on Wednesday, October 9, a 57-year-old woman was shopping in a Broadway department store when someone bumped into her. She later realized that her wallet was missing from her bag. Unauthorized charges were made on her credit cards at MTA locations. There was no video of the incident, and she canceled the cards. $113 had been charged against her American Express card, along with $113 on her Visa card and $226 on her Actors Federal Credit Union card. Other items missing from her bag were a New York State driver’s license, a real estate license, another credit card, and her Social Security card. The total stolen amounted to $452.

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