Crime Watch

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


Roving Rover

Someone stole a woman’s SUV on Central Park West. At 9:30 AM on Monday, November 25, a 27-year-old woman from Amherst, Massachusetts parked her vehicle on Central Park West. When she returned on December 1 at 9 PM, she found that the vehicle was missing. There was no broken glass at the scene, nor was the vehicle at the tow pound. Police searched the area but couldn’t locate the stolen SUV, a gray 2008 Range Rover with Massachusetts plates, valued at $40,000.

Mugging on West 75th Street

A man was assaulted and mugged on West 75th Street. At 1:15 AM on Friday, November 29, a 25-year-old man was walking eastbound on West 75th Street from Amsterdam to Columbus Avenue when two 30-year-old men walked towards him and bumped into him. They then punched him numerous times in the back of the head and his face, saying, “Give me your money!” The victim took out his wallet and threw a few dollars at them. Then the two men punched him in the stomach and took his wallet and keys and fled eastbound on West 75th Street before heading southbound on Columbus Avenue. Police could not locate the thieves. The items stolen were a brown wallet valued at $50, $20 in cash, several credit cards, and keys. The total amount stolen came to $70.

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There were more reports of burglary in area homes this past week. Someone stole property from two women living on Amsterdam Avenue. At 10 AM on Tuesday, December 3, a 28-year-old woman left for work, locking the top lock of her apartment’s front door. When she returned at 7:30 PM, she noticed that her front door was open. She entered the apartment and saw that “it had been messed with.” Then she noticed that property was missing, and the bathroom window that had been closed when she left the apartment was now open. This bathroom window led to the fire escape. The woman lived with a 28-year-old female roommate who also lost jewelry in the robbery. Police searched the building but were unable to locate the missing property. The items stolen were a MacBook Pro valued at $2,000, various pieces of jewelry worth $1,000, a Tiffany necklace priced at $600, earrings, bracelets, and a necklace from Shah and Shah valued at $700, and a watch costing $350. The total stolen amounted to $4,650.

A man’s watch was taken from his home on Riverside Drive. At 12:30 PM on Wednesday, November 20, an unknown perpetrator removed a watch from the bedroom dresser of the 58-year-old man. The man said several people had access to his apartment. The watch taken was a Rolex in white gold, valued at $7,500.

One or more employees of a contracting company took property from a woman’s apartment. Sometime between 8 AM on Tuesday, October 1 and 10:40 AM on November 29, a contracting company known to a 61-year-old woman was in her apartment on West 61st Street, doing work while she was away. When she returned, she found items missing from her bedroom. She provided police with the name and number of the contracting company, along with information on the employees involved. There was no video inside the apartment. The items stolen were a Patek Philippe watch valued at $8,000, a gold bracelet worth $6,000, $3,000 in Krugerrands, an item of silver jewelry from David Yurman costing $2,000, an antique brooch worth $2,000, an antique ring worth $1,000, and a silver necklace priced at $500. The total missing came to $22,500.

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