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Someone made unauthorized charges on a young woman's bank account. At 1 PM on Tuesday, April 1, a 19-year-old woman received a text message from her bank, alerting her that fraudulent activity had been discovered in her account. Charges had been made at several locations amounting to $1,300. The victim still had her debit card in her possession.

Debit Cad

Another young woman had her bank account compromised. At 8 AM on Monday, March 31, a 26-year-old woman discovered that three transactions totaling $1,060 had been made at ATMs by an unknown person. She too still had her debit card in her possession.

This Acquaintance Should Be Forgot

A man's acquaintance was arrested after stealing the man's wallet. At midnight on Monday, March 31, a 59-year-old man was accompanying a male acquaintance to the latter's apartment, when the acquaintance unexpectedly grabbed the man's wallet and ran off. The wallet contained no money or credit cards and was later recovered in the street. The acquaintance, a 42-year-old man, was subsequently arrested and charged with grand larceny.

Pouch Ouch

Someone stole a pouch from a woman's backpack. At 2 PM on Saturday, March 29, a woman was descending a crowded staircase at the 86th Street Lexington Avenue subway station when she felt someone bump into her. A few minutes later, as she was walking on Park Avenue, she discovered that a small pouch containing her credit cards, $200 in cash, and two hearing aids valued at $6,000 had been removed by an unknown person from her backpack.


Safeguard your apartment and home. Recent burglaries have occurred in the neighborhood. Be alert for suspicious activity.

Perpetrators are gaining entry by:

? Forcing locked doors, mainly the front, due to inadequate locks.

? Front doors left open and unsecured.

? Unlocked rear windows.

? Fire-escape windows.

Remember to:

1. Lock all windows and doors ? even when you will be away from home only for a few hours, even if you live in a doorman building.

2. Install and lock secondary locks.

3. Do NOT leave your electronics (laptops, iPods, etc.) near your windows in plain view.

4. Install only FDNY-approved safety gates on fire-escape or ground-level windows.

Your local precinct Crime Prevention Survey consists of a walk-through of your home and a list of security recommendations to help prevent your chances of being burglarized. Call your local precinct and ask the crime prevention officer for this FREE service. If you have any information regarding any burglaries, please contact your local precinct detective squad.

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