BY JERRY DANZIG
What a CrocTime for a little holiday shoplifting. At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, two men removed a pricey jacket from a mannequin in the Authentic Preowned store at 461 West Broadway and left the store without paying. Police said one of the thieves distracted a female store employee while the other removed a Gucci crocodile jacket valued at $8,995, police said.
Chain GangIn a contest between security and merchandising, security is often playing catch up. At 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, two men took a blush Palazzo chain valued at $2,550 and a Palazzo handle strap tagged at $2,650 from a front display in the Versace store at 160 Mercer St. and fled. Police searched the area but could not find the two shoplifters.
Unwelcome GuestA certain guest left a party with more property than he had brought to the gathering. At 6:42 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, a 39-year-old man checked his property, including a MacBook, an Amazon Kindle Fire and other items at the coat check room in the Trading Post bar and restaurant at 170 John St. Surveillance video taken about an hour later showed someone else taking the checked items. Police said the thief apparently was seen at a Trading Post table during a private party for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, which is based on Wall Street. Besides the MacBook, which is valued at $3,500, the Kindle, tagged at $600, the other stolen items are a USB drive priced at $500 and an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite worth $200.
Moncler MenaceOne shoplifter did a double dip in a SoHo boutique. At 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, a 40-year-old man entered the Moncler store at 90 Prince St. and concealed one a jacket under his own garment and took off. He was not done yet, however, as he came back and took a second item. Merchandise stolen included a Moncler jacket valued at $1,820, and a Moncler Sebiniere jacket priced at $2,375.
Ill-BeingThere was nothing relaxing about a recent yoga class for five participants. At 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, five women ranging in age from 24 to 51 were attending a yoga class in the Yoga Works studio at 459 Broadway after having locked their property in the location’s locker room lockers. When the class was over at 4:50 p.m., the women found several of their personal items missing. The stolen items include an iPhone 6+ valued at $1,000, a Samsung Galaxy cell phone tagged at $600, a Marc Jacobs wallet worth $500, an MZ Wallace wallet valued at $350, an Anthropologie card worth $250, a Tory Burch wallet ticketed at $200, a Jai store card worth $160, along with cash, credit and debit cards, driver’s licenses, an insurance card, and other items. In all, the ladies in the yoga class had been victimized to the tune of $3,348. Yoga Works employees told police that a locker master key existed.