BY JERRY DANZIG
Makeup WakeupPolice collared three shoplifters who tried to lift makeup worth nearly $1,800 from a Broadway Duane Reade. At 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, three men later identified as Lawrence Valrie, Robert Veazy, and Earnest Brownlee entered the Duane Reade store at 459 Broadway and removed items of merchandise from store shelves. Police caught up with the trio later, however, and arrested the trio, charging them with grand larceny. The merchandise stolen and recovered included 80 items of make-up valued at $1,755.
Easy MarcYet another shoplifter hit the Marc Jacobs store downtown. At 5:27 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, an unknown perpetrator entered the store at 163 Mercer St. and took an item of merchandise without paying for it before fleeing northbound on Mercer. The article of apparel was located near the front door on a table, and there was no inventory alarm at the front door. The stolen merchandise was a pink style C0001429 valued at $2,500.
Size SeizeAt 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, two men entered the International Playground store at 463 Broome St. and asked a 21-year-old female employee to bring them a different size of a leather jacket they wanted to try on. When she went upstairs to get a jacket in the requested size, the two men grabbed some merchandise downstairs and took off. The items stolen were two black leather jackets worth $680 apiece plus three Styling Sweaters tagged at $570 apiece, for total haul of $3,070.
Bikes StolenIt does not help to secure a bicycle to an object that is not itself secure. At 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, a 38-year-old woman locked two Biria bikes to a scaffolding bar in front of 395 Broadway. When she returned the following morning at 8 a.m., she discovered that an unknown perpetrator had unscrewed the bars attached to the scaffolding and removed the bikes. The stolen rides are valued at $1,800.
WrangledAt noon on Sunday, Sept. 20, a 27-year-old man parked his black 2002 Jeep Wrangler in front of 247 Water St. When he returned the following morning at 8 a.m., property was missing from the vehicle. He told police he was unsure if he left the property in or on top of the Jeep. He also could not remember if he had properly locked the vehicle. The Jeep was showing no signs of damage or forced entry. The items stolen were a Canon 6D digital camera valued at $1,500, and three Sigma, Canon, and Nikon lenses worth $500, making a total stolen of $2,000.