Crime Watch: Gadget Bonanza

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Illustration by Evan Soares Gadget Bonanza A Chambers Street electronics store was broken into on a recent Sunday morning by a group of enterprising thieves. According to police, the perps, who remain at large, successfully and carefully removed the glass from the front door of the shop and proceeded to steal around $25,000 worth of electronics. Their loot included [&hellip
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West Side Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Fake Bomb Heist Last Thursday, a man walked into the Chase bank on Columbus Avenue and West 72nd Street, walked directly to a teller window and passed a note through the glass that read, “I have a bomb, pass me the money.” The teller did as she was instructed, handing over $2,000 in cash—and the [&hellip
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East Side Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town

Greenhorn Burglar A greenhorn burglar spent the better part of Wednesday, Feb. 15, attempting to figure out the complexities of using a crowbar to break into several apartments in the same building on 85th Street. The would-be crook was finally able to gain entrance into one of the apartments, but the elation of this achievement [&hellip
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West Side Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Lightning Quick Thieves Credit card theft and fraud are still some of the most prevalent crimes on the Upper West Side. The perpetrators of these crimes are often clever and quick, and victims sometimes don’t even realize they’ve been targeted until the sneaky thieves are well on their way to a shopping spree across town. [&hellip
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East Side Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town

Impersonating Swindler Preys on Elderly A man is wanted by police on charges of grand larceny after a woman says he tricked her out of $9,000. A 91-year-old woman reported that last Tuesday, she received a phone call at home from a man claiming to be a police officer investigating the distribution of counterfeit bills. [&hellip
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West Side Crime Watch

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Compiled by Megan Bungeroth Victim Speaks Out Against Abuser An 18-year-old woman came to the 20th Precinct this week to report a string of violent incidents allegedly committed by her boyfriend over a series of weeks. In January, the perpetrator brandished a boxcutter and threatened to kill the woman and her family. The next day, [&hellip
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Downtown Crime Watch: Store HIt for Second Time

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CrimeBlotterIllus_02_09_2012_EvanSoares $2K STOLEN FROM WALLET Last Wednesday, Feb. 1, a 55-year-old New Jersey woman took out $2,000 in cash from a Brooklyn ATM before getting on the subway at Court Street. When she got off at City Hall she realized her wallet—and all her cash—was missing. The woman told police that she had only opened the [&hellip
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Crime Watch: Store Hit for Second Time

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

slider-crime $2K STOLEN FROM WALLET Last Wednesday, Feb. 1, a 55-year-old New Jersey woman took out $2,000 in cash from a Brooklyn ATM before getting on the subway at Court Street. When she got off at City Hall she realized her wallet—and all her cash—was missing. The woman told police that she had only opened the [&hellip
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