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Removed During Renovation

A bag of property went missing during a woman's move. A 51-year-old woman hired a moving company to transfer belongings from her permanent address on West 84th Street to her temporary address on West 71st Street while the permanent residence was being renovated. The move took place on Thursday, October 21 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. At the end of the move, the woman realized the one of the bags being moved was missing. She called the moving company and was told to report the theft to police. Items missing were a Tiffany watch with a brown strap valued at $15,000, a diamond antique bracelet worth $7,000, an opal-and-platinum ring costing $6,000, a gold pearl necklace valued at $5,000, a Tiffany gold ring with rubies costing $3,000, an Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro valued at $1,700, a gold cross costing $1,500, an Apple MacBook Air priced at $900, and a blue-and-gold antique enamel pendant valued at $500. The total value of the items in the burgled bag came to $40,600.

Unsafe Deposit

Items of jewelry were found missing from a woman's safe deposit box at a bank on Broadway. A 75-year-old woman living on Riverside Drive reported that sometime between 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 and 11 a.m. on October 18, several items of jewelry were taken from her safe deposit box inside the bank. The woman still had possession of the box key. The items missing were a diamond necklace valued at $47,000, an aquamarine pendant costing $35,000, a diamond bracelet priced at $20,000, an aquamarine bracelet valued at $10,000, an antique watch and diamond pendant (no values given), and a silver chain worth $100. The total value of the jacked jewelry amounted to $112,100.

Disappearing Diamonds

Jewelry was taken from a jewelry box on Riverside Boulevard. At 1:59 p.m. on October 28, a 53-year-old woman reported that jewelry was missing from the jewelry box where she kept it. She did not remember if the box had been locked. She said she did not wear the jewelry often, and the last time she remembered wearing it was about a year previous. The woman said she lives with her 22-year-old daughter, who sometimes invited friends over. The items stolen were a five-carat parquet diamond ring valued at $80,000, a seven-carat yellow diamond worth $60,000, a yellow diamond necklace costing $50,000, a diamond and ruby necklace valued at $50,000, a three-carat round diamond ring priced at $50,000, a pair of one-carat earrings costing $30,000, a 2-carat yellow diamond priced at $20,000, diamond hanging earrings valued at $10,000, a yellow gold diamond bracelet costing $15,000, a yellow diamond bracelet valued at $14,000, yellow diamond multicolor earrings costing $13,000, a white gold round diamond bracelet valued at $10,000, and loop diamond earrings priced at $3,000. The total of the boosted bling came to $405,000.

Weird Transfer

Someone used a woman's personal information to fraudulently transfer money from her brokerage account to an account at another bank. At 6 p.m. on October 22, a 77-year-old woman living on Columbus Avenue reported that on September 24, a wire transfer of $28,450 had been taken from her brokerage account without permission or authorization and made to an account at another bank. On October 1, a second wire transfer for $12,550 was made to the same account. Finally, a third attempt on October 5 in the amount of $19,000 was stopped, and the woman's brokerage firm informed her of these transactions. The owner of the account to which the funds had been transferred was "Colleen F. Sandoval." The total of the fraudulent transfers came to $41,000.


Someone used a man's ATM card to charge merchandise without permission. At 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, a 32-year-old man living on West 69th Street used an ATM machine to withdraw money. The next morning he received a call from his bank stating that his card had been used to charge $18,000 worth of merchandise. He noticed that he did not have his card and did not know how he had lost it. He subsequently canceled the card.

Bike and Accessories Accessed

A bicycle and accessories were taken from a parked car on Riverside Drive. At 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, a 42-year-old man parked his gray 2007 BMW Three Series sedan on Riverside Drive. When he returned at 11:30 p.m., he realized that his bike and bike accessories had been taken from inside the vehicle. The car doors were unlocked, and the man could not recall if he had locked them. The items stolen were a Cervélo bike frame valued at $3,468, CycleOps Powertaps costing $1,658, a Shimano cassette worth $542, pedals costing $293, a helmet worth $255, and Mavic wheels priced at $76. The total of the boosted bike and accessories came to $6,292.

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