Crime Watch

| 21 Nov 2015 | 02:36


Office burgledThe cloud may soon help police catch a thief. Sometime between the hours of 11 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, and 8 a.m. the following morning, an unknown perpetrator gained access to the office of a business on Second Avenue between 70th and 71st Streets, entering through a sliding glass side door. The burglar got into the office and made off with a safe, a computer, an iPod, a cash register, and other property totaling $18,000. It appears that the burglar tried to disable the business’s surveillance system, but a copy of the video was safely stored in the cloud. Police are continuing to investigate the matter.

HockedSome thief scored at a hockey player’s expense. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, a 33-year-old man left his apartment on 82nd Street between First and Second Avenues, leaving his ice hockey gear in the hallway outside his apartment as he usually did. When he returned at 5:15 p.m., the gear, valued at $2,500, was gone.

Floored AgainA thief who took a woman’s bag from the restaurant where she was dining used her her credit cards to make $10,000 in purchases, but had another $30,000 in purchases declined by suspicious merchants, police said. The woman had placed her bag on the floor in a restaurant at 60th Street and Third Avenue on the evening of Monday, Nov. 16.

JaylaidA 60-year-old man left his jacket on a bench in the John Jay Park at Cherokee place and East 76th Street and had his wallet lifted on Nov. 16, losing $500 in cash. Police said no unauthorized usage turned up on his credit cards, however.

ScootedScratch another scooter from an Eastside Street. At 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, a 28-year-old man parked his Honda PCX on 89th Street between York and East End Avenues before heading off to see a movie. When he returned for his pocket rocket at 1 a.m., the scooter was gone.