Crime Watch

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Thief on Wheels On First Avenue at E. 86th Street, an elderly woman was walking northbound on Saturday, May 19, at about 4 p.m. when a young man on a black mountain bike rolled up behind her and snatched a gold chain valued at $400 from her neck. After making the grab, the man took off northbound on First Avenue. So far, there have been no arrests in the case. Contracting Crime One unfortunate contractor was a victim of burglary on Thursday, May 17 on East 59th Street, where a crook broke into his truck and stole a valuable piece of equipment. The victim had parked his car at the job site and got to work; when he returned at about 9 p.m., he found all the locks on his truck were busted and an electronic tester valued at $15,000 was missing. There were no eyewitnesses to the crime, and the case is still open. False Tickets Fiasco With the Stanley Cup playoffs in full swing, tickets to the live games are sure to be sold for big bucks. One unfortunate Long Island man was the victim of grand larceny when he purchased five tickets to an NHL game and discovered they were fakes when he and his pals went to Madison Square Garden to catch the game. The victim traveled to Third Avenue and East 66th Street on Wednesday, May 16 to meet with a man who called himself Glen Read. The man sold him the fake tickets to the game for $2,500. So far, there have been no arrests in this case. High-Priced Hijinks Jewelry stores are high-value targets for crooks, and a dastardly duo took advantage of one unfortunate store on the Upper East Side Monday, May 21. At 3:30 p.m., a man and a woman entered a store located on Lexington Avenue. After looking around at the merchandise, the woman garnered the attention of the clerk by dropping some of the display jewelry. While the clerk was busy aiding the woman, the man shoved as many items as he could into his pockets. Only later did the clerk realize that the two had made off with seven items, ranging from necklaces to earrings. Overall, the theft cost the store $20,000. So far, there have been no arrests made in the case. Slippery after Burglary On Thursday, May 17, at 10 a.m., an employee was buffing the floors of a business on the Upper East Side to prepare for the coming day of business. While he was hard at work, a slinky crook snuck in the service entrance of the business, snatched a Compaq notebook computer and booked it from the premises. The notebook is valued at $300. Currently, the NYPD is viewing video surveillance that is believed to have footage of the crook, who was not seen by the employee.

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