BY JERRY DANZIG
Enterprising ThiefNot all people who rent cars intend to return them as well. At 7 a.m. on Feb. 13, an unknown man used an Enterprise key card to access a 2016 Infiniti QX70 in the parking garage at 10 Liberty St. He never returned the vehicle. Enterprise told police that the credit card on file for his account was not working. The GPS in the vehicle had also been disengaged. The car was last scanned leaving the Holland Tunnel the next afternoon. The Infiniti, New York plates HEB1310, is valued at $55,000.
Taken on ThompsonUnless you drive an armored car, you might consider not leaving valuables inside a vehicle. In the early morning of Feb. 16, a 26-year-old man parked his white 2015 Ford in front of 68 Thompson St. When he returned two hours later, the driver’s-side rear window had been broken and more than $2,000 in property, as well as personal items had been taken. Missing were a $500 MacBook Pro, a $400 Givenchy pouch , a $250 FTb Canon camera, a $200 Samsung Galaxy S4 tablet, $200 in cash and other items. A Jamaican passport, a phone charger, New Jersey rail pass, various debit and credit cards, as well as apartment keys, were also taken. The total stolen came to $2,116.
Not Well at ChanelA fleet-footed thief bagged a box of designer handbags worth more than $10,000. At 8 a.m. on Feb. 15, a man removed a shipment box of merchandise sitting on the sidewalk by the loading dock of the Chanel store at 139 Spring St. The thief was last seen fleeing on foot southbound on Wooster Street. Police searched the area but could not locate the bandit or the missing merchandise. The items inside the stolen box were two blue Chanel Segin handbags each worth $3,400 apiece, plus a black Chanel backpack valued at $3,700, making a total haul of $10,500.
Mean TeensTwo teenaged girls made off with a man’s cell phone in the subway. At 3 p.m. on Feb. 12, a 28-year-old man seated in the middle of a southbound 4 train car, one of the young women swiped his phone from his hand and fled the train as it pulled into the Fulton Street station and the doors opened. The thief was accompanied by a 15-year-old girl. The two fled on the southbound platform and left the station at Broadway and Fulton Street. The young man chased the girls, but they got away. The cell phone, a gold iPhone 6 Plus valued at $900, was off-line when tracking was attempted.
Coffee SnatchAt 12:55 p.m. on Feb. 15, a 70-year-old woman visiting from South Wales was waiting in line at the Starbucks at 38 Park Row when someone snatched her wallet from the bag that she was carrying. There were no witnesses to the wallet grab. The property stolen included $600 in cash, €250, a Visa card, a pink wallet purse, and hearing aid batteries. The total stolen came to $969.