Phone Scam

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Someone charged the purchase of three cell phones to a man’s account without permission or authorization. At 1 PM on Monday, August 19, a 39-year-old man living on East 82nd Street was notified by mail that unknown perpetrators had purchased three cell phones and charged them to his account. He had not received any phones [&hellip
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Salon Snatch

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

A man stole two iPhones from a nail salon on York Avenue. At 1:20 PM on Tuesday, August 27, a man walked into the salon and removed two iPhones from the counter when the store’s owner, a 29-year-old woman, was not looking. He then fled on foot. A 33-year-old male salon worker then chased down [&hellip
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Showdown at the Salad Store

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

One man assaulted another who was trying to get his money back in a deal gone wrong. At 3:05 PM on Tuesday, August 27, a 45-year-old man was punched in the face numerous times by a 25-year-old man of his acquaintance outside a salad store on Third Avenue. The victim suffered a bloody lip and [&hellip
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Grabbed and Grounded

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

Another woman was pulled to the ground and her iPhone taken. At 11:25 AM on Monday, August 26, a 28-year-old woman was walking on the northwest corner of First Avenue and East 90th Street looking at her phone, when a 20-year-old man approached her from behind, grabbed her left arm, and pulled her to the [&hellip
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Sneaker Snatch

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

A man was arrested after using counterfeit credit cards to make purchases. At 12:30 PM on Tuesday, August 20, a 25-year-old man was observed using counterfeit credit cards to make purchases exceeding $3,500 at a luxury department store on Madison Avenue. The man was arrested and charged with grand larceny. Six other credit cards were [&hellip
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Credit-Card Caper

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

Fraudulent charges were made to a man’s credit card in Canada. At 7 AM on Friday, August 2, a man living on East 79th Street received a call from American Express to verify the authenticity of nineteen charges totaling $13,394.17 made to his credit card in Canada. The man replied that he had not been [&hellip
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Cell Robber Gets a Cell

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

A man was arrested after snatching a woman’s cell phone. At 7:35 PM on Saturday, August 17, the 24-year-old woman was walking northbound on Third Avenue with her cell phone in her hand, when a 24-year-old man came up in front of her and grabbed her cell before running southbound on Third Avenue and then [&hellip
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Craigslist Crime

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A man paid for an item advertised on craigslist with counterfeit bills. At 4:57 PM on Thursday, August 8, a 35-year-old man met a 25-year-old man at the northeast corner of Second Avenue and East 59th Street to sell a Canon EF lens he had advertised on craigslist, valued at $1,200. The two men made [&hellip
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