BY JERRY DANZIG
Missing JewelryA West 93rd Street resident reported more than $6,000 worth of jewelry missing from her bedroom nightstand. The 58-year-old woman went to get the jewelry on Aug. 7 as she prepared for a funeral. She told police that a 14-karat-yellow-gold 1-karat diamond engagement ring, a 14-karat gold charm bracelet and a 14-karat gold men’s watch were all missing from a jewelry box . The woman told police that a number of people had the keys to her apartment, including her three sons, a cleaning lady, a dog walker and building staff. She delayed reporting the incident until Oct. 24, all the while looking for the missing items and for receipts.
DecampedA Maryland woman found out that the streets of Manhattan made a poor campground for her camping gear. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, a 34-year-old woman from Rockville parked her gray 2004 Toyota Avalon at the northeast corner of Riverside Drive and West 104th Street. When she came back the following day at 7:45 a.m., the Yakima car-top carrier and its contents were gone. The contents included a REI tent valued at $880, a red REI sleeping pad tagged at $400, a Sears hammock valued at $200 and other items were all missing.
Business RobbedAt 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, a woman entered the Liberty Tax office at 202 West 96th St. approached a 31-year-old female employee, and asked if she could use the bathroom. The next thing the employee remembered, she was waking up on the floor with substantial pain in her leg and head. She then discovered that money had been taken from the cash drawer. She herself was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital for medical assistance. The female intruder had made off with $3,002 in cash.
Teen Facing Robbery ChargesA 16-year-old was arrested on robbery charges after he allegedly assaulted a 34-year-old at Amsterdam and West 104th Street and took his electric bicycle on the evening of Oct. 20, police said. The man was sitting at a traffic light on the southwest corner of the intersection when the teen approached and punched him in the nose. The two struggled, and the teen punched the rider a second time and then fled with the victim’s bike. He was found nearby. The bike rider was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for medical attention.
Harsh LessonA tutor got schooled in the ways of a scam artist. At noon on Thursday, Oct. 8, an unknown person answered an ad a 25-year-old woman had placed on care.com offering her tutoring services. The person said that her son was coming to the country and would be staying with a nanny. The person then sent the woman a bank check via mail in the amount of $4,800. The person told the tutor to keep $700 for her tutoring services, and to deposit the remaining $4,100 into the nanny’s bank account at the Bank of America, which the tutor did. The tutor was later informed by the bank that the check was fraudulent.