School Heist

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

Laptops and tablets were removed from a public school on West 61st Street. At 2 PM on Wednesday, August 21, a male technology specialist locked the computers in classrooms before he left. When he returned the following Monday, the classrooms were still locked, but he found signs of forced entry to the locked carts where [&hellip
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Jewelry Job Part II

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

Unknown perpetrators stole jewelry from a woman’s apartment while she was away on vacation. At 10 AM on Monday, July 29, a 42-year-old woman living on West End Avenue left on vacation. When she returned at 9 AM on August 22, she discovered that jewelry was missing. The items had been kept in a drawer. [&hellip
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Counterfeit Collector

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

A man posing as a tax collector stole $4,200 from an 81-year-old man living on West End Avenue. At 10 AM on Tuesday, August 13, the man received a phone call from someone claiming to be a tax collector named “Officer Ron Davis, badge number 7982.” The self-proclaimed collector instructed the man to withdraw $4,200 [&hellip
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Ring Crime

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

A 17-year-old boy was arrested after robbing a jewelry store on Amsterdam Avenue at gunpoint. At 2:30 PM on Monday, August 19, the boy entered the store and asked the clerk, a 68-year-old woman, to open a locked jewelry case to show him some rings. When the clerk turned back to the boy with the [&hellip
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Forging Ahead

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

Someone cashed more than $20,000 in fraudulent checks against the business bank account of a company on Broadway. At 11 AM on August 15, a 52-year-old man working for the business was contacted by his bank’s relationship manager regarding multiple checks from the company’s business bank account being cashed in multiple locations. The checks were [&hellip
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No Consent

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

At 9 PM on Sunday, August 11, a 27-year-old woman was brought back to her home on West End Avenue by friends. She needed help getting into her apartment because she was highly intoxicated. She passed out and when she woke up at 2 AM, she found a 28-year-old man lying on top of her, [&hellip
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Purse Plunder

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

A couple robbed a subway rider of her purse at gunpoint. At 2:45 PM on Sunday, August 18, a 27-year-old woman returning home from a visit to the Natural History Museum was approached by a 49-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman on the northbound platform of the B/C trains at West 81st Street and Central [&hellip
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