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Ticket Take


A woman sold a man counterfeit performance tickets. At 7:25 PM on Wednesday, February 12, a 54-year-old man met with a woman on East 86th Street and Madison Avenue as pre-arranged, to purchase tickets to an unspecified event. He paid her $150 for the tickets, but when he got to the venue, he discovered that the tickets were counterfeit.


Fare-beater


A man was arrested after trying to beat a cabbie out of his fare. At 7:14 PM on Sunday, February 9, a 43-year-old male taxi driver picked up a 34-year-old male passenger at 155th Street and Eighth Avenue. When they arrived at their destination, 62nd Street and First Avenue, the passenger tried to exit the cab without paying his fare. The cabbie grabbed the passenger's bag, and the passenger responded by hitting the taxi driver in the face, causing swelling and pain. Two witnesses to the incident helped restrain the passenger until police could arrive and arrest the man. He was charged with assault.


Sunshine State Shenanigans


Yet another Upper East Side resident became the victim of identity theft. Sometime between Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6, an unknown perpetrator made changes to the bank account of a 57-year-old man, executing a wire transfer of $1,780 to a bank in Florida.


COMMUNITY 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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