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No Way to Treat a Tourist from Norway

Someone took items from a tourist's bag. At 5 p.m. on Monday, March 10, a 40-year-old female tourist from Oslo, Norway was walking along lower Broadway, when she noticed that some of the contents of her bag were missing. She had not seen anyone reach into her bag, nor had anyone bumped into her. The items taken included a Bulgari ring valued at $2,500, a brown makeup bag worth $500, a silver key ring priced at $500, earrings worth $200, and a bracelet valued at $50, making a total haul of $3,750.

Baking and Entering

A woman's bag was pinched in a pastry shop. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, a 30-year-old woman was paying for baked goods at a patisserie on Duane Street. She placed her handbag on top of the counter near the register and then stepped away briefly to attend to her children. When she returned to the counter, she discovered that her bag was gone. There was no video of the incident, and a canvass of the area proved fruitless. The items stolen were a large brown Louis Vuitton leather shoulder bag valued at $800, a Louis Vuitton wallet costing $300, a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses valued at $150, $270 in cash, a New York State driver's license, keys, and various credit and debit cards. Fortunately, no unauthorized usage turned up on the cards.

High Cable Bill

Two spools of fiber-optic cable were stolen. At 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, it was discovered that two spools of fiber-optic cable had been taken from the rooftop area of a building on Front Street. There were no signs of forced entry, and the rooftop was accessible to numerous residents and employees of the telecommunications firms that rented out the rooftop area. The value of the stolen cable was $4,300.


A woman's jewelry was taken from a locked gym locker. At 5:50 a.m. on Monday February 24, a 43-year-old woman from Fanwood, NJ placed a small cardboard box containing her jewelry inside a locked locker at a gym on Whitehall Street. When she returned to the locker at 8:15 a.m., she found that items of jewelry were missing, although the lock had not been broken and was still working properly. The items stolen were a $28,000 engagement ring, a wedding ring valued at $3,000, a white-gold necklace costing $2,000, and a garnet stone emerald ring priced at $2,500, making a total take of $35,500.

Mink Gone in a Blink

A thief snatched a woman's mink coat in a coffee shop. At 4:25 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, a 42-year-old woman left her fur coat on the back of her chair at a popular chain coffee shop on Broadway and got up to get a cup of coffee. When she returned to her table, she found that her coat was missing. The missing coat was a Russian Moda Mex mink fur valued at $15,000.

Pack Jacked

Someone stole a man's backpack from a bar on Pearl Street. At 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, a 30-year-old man entered a bar on Pearl Street and laid his backpack on the floor. When he went to retrieve his pack later, it was not on the floor where he had left it. The bar staff searched the premises, but the bag could not be found. The items taken were a Lenovo computer valued at $1,800, and a passport costing $85.

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