Crime Watch

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


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 debit card some time before, but was still in possession of the American Express card. Police said an investigation is ongoing.

Criminal Couple

A man and a woman snatched a teenaged girl’s iPhone. At 3:30 PM on Tuesday, January 14, a 16-year-old girl was walking on East 91st Street when a man and a woman grabbed her iPhone 5 and fled the scene. The iPhone 5 was valued at $250.

This Talk Wasn’t Cheap

Someone stole cash from a neighborhood newsstand. At 12:30 PM on Monday, January 13, a 58-year-old man operating a newsstand on Lexington Avenue walked out of the stand to have a conversation with another person. When he returned, he discovered that cash had been removed from the register and the shoebox behind the counter, totaling $3,806. No video is available of the incident.

Filched on Fifth

A woman’s wallet was stolen on a bus. At 4:10 PM on Friday, January 10, a 70-year-old woman was riding the southbound M1 bus. As the bus passed 80th Street on Fifth Avenue, the woman realized that someone had stolen her wallet. She later canceled her cards, but discovered that charges totaling $1,081 had been made at various ATM machines.

Crime Watch_EASTSIDE -_optCOMMUNITY ALERT!

Safeguard your apartment and home.

Recent burglaries have occurred in the neighborhood.

Be alert for suspicious activity.

Perpetrators are gaining entry by:

• Forcing locked doors, mainly the front,

due to inadequate locks.

• Front doors left open and unsecured.

• Unlocked rear windows.

• Fire-escape windows.

Remember to:

1. Secure all windows and doors.

2. Install and lock secondary locks.

3. Do NOT leave your electronics (laptops, iPods, etc.) near your windows in plain view.

4. Install only FDNY-approved safety gates on fire-escape or ground-level windows.

PROTECT YOUR HOME: Your local precinct Crime Prevention Survey consists of a walk-through of your home and a list of security recommendations to help prevent your chances of being burglarized. Call your local precinct and ask the crime prevention officer for this FREE service.

If you have any information regarding any burglaries, please contact your local precinct detective squad.

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