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Hail Storm A man was injured in a fight over a taxi. At 8 PM on Saturday, December 14, a 51-year-old man was looking for a cab on York Avenue. When one pulled over to pick him up, another man jumped in front of him to steal his ride. The two men exchanged words and [&hellip
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Malled Fraudulent charges appeared on four store accounts opened without a local man’s permission. At 8 PM on October 24, a 39-year-old man living on East 95th Street received a statement on a credit card account for which he never applied. He then contacted a credit bureau, where he discovered that between October 21 and [&hellip
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Shoplifting in Soho A man shoplifted a fur coat from a clothing boutique on Mercer Street. At 1:40 PM on Wednesday, November 20, a man entered the store and looked around as if he was shopping. He examined and removed a tan fur coat hanging on a rack and, when no one was looking, left [&hellip
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Down and Out Someone stole a wallet from a hospital patient. At 9 AM on Saturday, November 23, a 30-year-old male patient in a hospital on York Avenue received a call from an American Express representative who alerted him to suspicious charges. The patient then went to look for his wallet and found it was [&hellip
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Scarfed Up A couple shoplifted scarves from a clothing store on Spring Street. At 3:15 PM on Saturday, November 16, a man came into the clothing store, looked over various items, and placed six scarves aside on the top of a display case. Then a woman came into the store with two large white shopping [&hellip
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Out for a Stroller A tourist’s baby stroller – but thankfully not the baby – was stolen on Lexington Avenue. At 5 PM on Tuesday, November 19, a 66-year-old woman from Montserrat, Mexico left her wallet in a baby stroller outside a coffee shop on Lexington Avenue. When she returned five minutes later, the stroller [&hellip
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No Dyes A man held up a bank on East 86th Street. At 9:46 AM on Saturday, November 9, a man approached the teller window in the bank and passed a note stating, “This is a robbery. I have a gun. Give me large bills.” He also said, “This is for you. Large bills. No [&hellip
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Hugger Mugger A woman came up to a man on the street, hugged him — and picked his pocket. At 6 PM on Saturday, November 2, an unknown woman came up to an 80-year-old man at the northwest corner of East 60th Street and Third Avenue, hugged him — and surreptitiously removed his wallet from [&hellip
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Sweeptake A woman on East 74th Street became the victim of a sweepstakes scam. At 9 AM on Monday, October 21, a 75-year-old woman living on East 74th Street provided her Social Security and American Express account numbers to an unknown person who claimed to be calling from the Bank of America on behalf of [&hellip
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Box-Cutting Burglars Three men displayed box cutters before stealing merchandise from a clothing store. At 9:40 p.m. on Friday, October 18, three 30-year-old men entered a chain clothing store on Third Avenue and removed store merchandise after brandishing box cutters. One of the men told a store loss-prevention officer, “We poke you out!” Another said, [&hellip
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