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Larceny and New Lace

Someone shoplifted merchandise from a clothing store on West Broadway. At 11:20 AM on Saturday November 2, an unknown perpetrator entered the store, removed merchandise without permission or authorization, and fled in an unknown direction. There were no cameras in the store, nor were there any witnesses to the incident. The items stolen were 12 Vanessa Virginia white lace shirts valued at $1,056 and 12 Vanessa Virginia pink lace shirts priced at $1,056. The total taken amounted to $2,112.

State Street Mugging

A man was mugged by a gang of four on State Street. A witness reported seeing a male victim getting kicked and punched on State Street at 2 AM on Sunday, November 3, by four men in baseball caps. The thugs grabbed the victim's bag and wallet, which were later recovered, plus his iPhone 4GS. There was no Find My Phone app installed on the phone. The muggers fled southbound on foot towards Battery Park. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital by EMS, where he was treated and released. The man, a Brooklyn resident, was highly intoxicated at the time of the report and unable to tell police what had happened. Police searched the area but couldn't locate the gang of four. The victim had just gotten off the subway prior to the incident. Items taken were his iPhone 4GS and $40 in cash.

Fast Food Takeout

An unknown man grabbed a woman's purse from a fast food restaurant on Broadway. At 11:50 AM on Monday, November 4, a 50-year-old woman from Central Islip sat down at a table in the popular chain restaurant. She returned to the counter and as she was walking back to her table, she saw an unknown man grab her purse from the table and run. The man fled in an unknown direction. Police searched the area but could not find the thief. The items stolen were a brown Coach bag, a debit card, a New York State driver's license, and $400 in cash. The woman canceled her debit card and was unaware of any unauthorized usage when she made the police report.

Counter Caper

A man's wallet was taken after he accidentally left it on the counter of a clothing store. At 9:10 PM on Saturday, October 26, a 19-year-old man from Brooklyn paid for merchandise at a chain clothing store on Water Street. About two minutes after leaving the store, he realized that he had left his wallet on the sales counter. He returned to the counter and found that his wallet was missing. The next day he learned that some $200 had been charged to his Visa card without his permission or authorization. Video in the store may have captured the theft of the wallet. The items stolen were a black wallet valued at $100 and $40 in cash.

Bleecker Brawls

In three separate incidents on Bleecker Street just days apart, a 37-year-old man was smashed over the head with a bottle, an on-duty police officer who was trying to break up a fight was himself assaulted, and police had to break up a fight between at least four people who resisted arrest and continued to assault each other even while being taken into custody.

Safe Keeping

A witness saw a 38-year-old man rifling through another man's pockets and reported the incident to the police. When the perpetrator was subsequently arrested and transported to the police station, officers found other items he had stolen concealed in the patrol car under the seat.

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