Crime Watch

| 21 Oct 2015 | 03:38


Unparked ParkaAt 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, a 47-year-old man parked his black 2006 Range Rover in front of 241 Water St. When he returned the following morning at 10:30 a.m., his front passenger’s-side window had been smashed and damaged, and personal items worth about $3,400 had been taken. They included a Moncler down jacket valued at $1,600, a winter parka coat worth $1,200, an iPad model 2 tagged at $400 and an iPod Touch priced at $200.

V-neck HeckLacoste probably wishes one of its famed alligators had been working security. At 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, a man entered the Lacoste store at 541 Broadway and took sweaters and other clothing worth more than $1,700 before fleeing in an unknown direction. Police searched the area but could not locate the thief or the missing apparel. The stolen items included eight V-neck sweaters valued at $1,305, and three other V-necks priced at $435.

Bad BuyerAn iPhone buyer took advantage of a seller from out-of-town. At 3 p.m. on Sat., October 17, a 27-year-old woman from Larchmont met a 23-year-old man in front of 1 State St. to sell him her phone. She had invited him into her vehicle when he snatched her purse and the iPhone she had arranged to sell him. He then fled southbound into the park toward the Staten Island ferry. Police were unable to locate him in the area. The items stolen included $730 in cash, an iPhone 6 valued at $400, a Gucci purse tagged at $400, plus various credit cards.

Cheeky PairA shoplifting couple may have been preparing for a panty party. At 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, a man and woman entered the Victoria’s Secret store at 591 Broadway and removed items of merchandise from display shelves before concealing them in shopping bags and leaving the store. The items stolen were 40 pairs of Limited Brands lacy cheeky panties valued at $460, and a quantity of Limited Brands no-show panties tag is $750, making a total of $1,210.

Greedy GuestsSome guests left a hotel with more bags than they had when they checked in. According to police, on Sunday, Sept. 27, two men, ages 20 and 25, lied to the staff of the Club Quarters Hotel at 140 Washington St., gaining storage area access to three bags that belonged to three hotel guests. The two men had themselves been registered guests of the hotel but had checked out earlier. When the two thieves left the hotel with the stolen luggage, they entered a Starbucks in the Marriott Hotel at 85 West Street and used one of the pinched credit cards to make a purchase. The security director at the Marriott told police that the duplicitous duo were apparently casing out the Marriott front desk before leaving without incident. The total value of the stolen items in the three bags came to $7,005.