Riverside Robbery

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A man’s car was stolen on Riverside Drive. At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, a 73-year-old man from St. Michaels, Md., parked his car on the west side of Riverside Drive. The following day at 1 p.m., he returned to find his car gone. Police searched the area but were unable to locate his [&hellip
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Computer Theft

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

Someone made unauthorized charges at a computer store using a woman’s credit card information. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, unknown persons used personal information attached to the credit card of a 22-year-old woman living on West 63rd Street to purchase items at a chain computer store. The woman was still in physical possession [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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

Property was purloined from a man’s apartment on West 69th Street. At 2 p.m. on Friday, August 9, an unknown person or persons entered the apartment of a 33-year-old man and removed several items. There were no signs of forced entry. Neighbors were unable to provide any information relating to the theft, and there was [&hellip
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Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit

A woman’s racing bicycle was taken on Amsterdam Avenue. At 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, a 33-year-old woman left her bicycle unlocked and unattended, leaning against the front of an organic juice store on Amsterdam Avenue. Upon completing her transaction, she returned to find that her bike was gone. No cameras recorded the incident, [&hellip
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Boosted Backpack

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

Someone lifted the backpack of a man inside a chain coffeehouse on Columbus Avenue. At 11 p.m. on Monday, August 5, a 64-year-old man sat down to have a cup of coffee with his wife and placed his backpack on the back of his chair. Among other items, the man had a blank personal check [&hellip
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Photo Fraud

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

A series of forged checks were drawn against the account of a local photo agency. At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, the owner of the business on West 81st Street, a 67-year-old man, went to his bank’s ATM to withdraw money and was informed that his business account was overdrawn. A representative of the [&hellip
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A/V Oy Vey

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

A/V equipment was stolen from a man shooting video in Riverside Park. At 2 AM on Thursday, Aug. 1, a 35-year-old man was shooting video with his camera in Riverside Park and West 82nd Street, on a walkway near the water. He placed several bags about 10 to 15 feet away from where he was [&hellip
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Milk Marauder

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

A man was arrested for stealing one half-gallon of milk from a bodega on West End Avenue. At 2:10 AM on Friday, Aug. 2, a 47-year-old man walked into the bodega, took a half-gallon container of milk, and walked out of the store without paying. A store employee — a 38-year-old man — confronted the [&hellip
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Café Crime

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

Someone stole a woman’s tote bag from a café on Broadway. At 1 PM on Monday, Aug. 5, a 66-year-old woman placed her tote bag at her feet while seated at a counter in the café. Five minutes later, she noticed that someone had taken her tote bag and its contents. She looked around the [&hellip
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