$40k rock goes missing

While most of us like to don jewelry that has some sentimental value, like a wedding band, graduation bracelet or necklace to remember a friendship, when the item surpasses the cost of an average monthtly mortgage payment, it is perhaps best to leave it at home. A 29-year-old woman went into a nail salon last week wearing a $40,000 engagement ring and came out with bare digits. The woman told police that she put the ring into her bag while getting her nails done and realized the next morning that the 2.1 carat, princess-cut diamond with a platinum band was missing. Suspecting a technician had stolen the piece of jewelry, the woman returned to the salon but the ring has not been recovered.
ATM Theft

We've always assumed that ATMs were unbreakable, but apparently that isn't so. A machine at a café on Broadway in Lower Manhattan was broken into last Sunday, Jan. 22, and $1,500 in cash was stolen from it. On a side note, we also always suspected that ATMs carried more legal tender.
Caught on Tape

Even employees' cubbies aren't sacred to enterprising thieves. A 21-year-old woman who works at a pet store on Nassau Street placed her bag on a hook underneath the cashier's counter in the morning. When she returned a few hours later to get something out of her bag, she discovered it was missing. Video surveillance of the store shows a man weighing about 175 pounds, standing 5-foot-10, snatching the sack and walking out of the store.