West Side Crime Watch
Through the Ringer
A crooked service man made off with more than the cost of repairing a washing machine on Friday, Jan. 13. A woman in her fifties said that between August 2011 and Jan. 13, a service man came to her home on West 80th Street on three occasions to repair her washer and dryer. On the third trip, the service man brought an unknown worker with him. After they had finished their work, the victim discovered that two Bergdorf Goodman items had been stolen, along with an antique engagement ring, totaling $10,750.
Now You See It?
A man in his fifties has parked his car in the same spot on West 74th Street for years. After finishing up a day at the office last week, he returned to find his white 2000 Voyager minivan had been stolen.
Who Said WeedMakes You Mellow?
On Wednesday, Jan. 11, an officer was having trouble arresting a 29-year-old male for possession of two large bags of marijuana on Riverside Drive. After struggling with the dope smoker, the officer's day went from bad to worse as the defendant's 60-year-old girlfriend entered the fray. The woman jumped on the officer's back, scratching and clawing at his neck and head, which left him with lacerations. Both were taken into custody for the felony assault.
Welcome to the USA
On Friday, Jan. 6, a 19-year-old French man was taking an evening stroll at the southeast corner of Central Park West at West 71st Street when he was accosted by four men, two of whom brandished knifes. Two of the men held him at knifepoint while the others stood guard, demanding his watch, belt and French Republic identification card. In total, the young man lost almost $8,000 worth of merchandise. The perpetrators are still at large.
Electric Goodie Getaway
A woman in her mid-fifties placed an Apple iPad and a Nikon digital camera in a jewelry box then hid it in an armoire before leaving her apartment at Central Park West for a three-day vacation. When she returned home on Jan. 12, she discovered that she had been the victim of a robbery. Upon entering her bedroom, she found her armoire in disarray and the two items missing. There were no signs of forced entry, according to police.
Paging Flash Gordon
A woman in her late twenties had a Zehig Aesthetics Laser shipped to her office on West 86th Street on Dec. 19. The package arrived with no issues, but after the woman had locked her office for the night, a crook made his way into the office and pilfered the piece, which is worth over $12,000. The woman reported the item stolen on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
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