Crime Watch

| 07 Oct 2015 | 03:21


Denmark MarkA thief took advantage of a tourist from Denmark. At 9:50 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, a 50-year-old Danish woman was sitting in front of the Millennium Hotel at 55 Church St. waiting for a taxi. When the cab arrived, she realized she did not have her pocketbook, which she had placed on the bench where she had been sitting. She returned to the bench her bag was gone. The items stolen included an iPhone valued at $386, a Windows phone priced at $215, and $180 in cash, along with credit cards, passports, and the pocketbook. The total stolen came to $1,096.

Cheeky ThievesA gang of four took a panty raid to new heights. At 5:55 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, one man and three women walked into the Victoria’s Secret store at 591 Broadway and, working as a team, stole apparel worth nearly $5,500. They took 30 pairs of Angels Air panties, valued at $1,625; 20 pairs of No-Show panties, tagged at $290; 50 Dream Angel cheekinis, priced at $625; 190 BBV panties, valued at $2,375’ and 50 T-shirts, valued at $575, for a total haul of $5,490.

Scarfed UpNobody can resist Burberry scarves, especially shoplifters. At 2:06 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, a 43-year-old male employee of the Burberry store at 131 Spring St. was viewing surveillance footage after being informed that five scarves were missing from the store’s second floor. On the video, he saw one 20-year-old woman removing items while another 20-year-old woman remained on the first floor staircase telling her upstairs accomplice to “Hurry up; come down!” The items stolen were five scarves valued at $475 apiece, making a total stolen of $2,375.

Citi bike snafuA Citi Bike rider got docked by a faulty docking station. At 2:30 p.m. on Sat., October 3, a 33-year-old woman rented a Citi Bike from the rideshare location at 270 Greenwich St. When she came back to return the bike the following day at 2 p.m., the docking station apparently malfunctioned. She did not learn this until a day later, when she was informed by Citi Bike that her bike was missing and she would be charged $1,300. She told them that the docking station light had turned green, signifying a successful dock, which Citi Bike later acknowledged

Jacobs Jacked AgainDowntown shoplifters continue to show their illicit love for Marc Jacobs. At 11:05 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, three men entered the Jacobs store at 163 Mercer Street and took merchandise without paying. The stolen stuff amounted to $7,500. This is the second time in two weeks shoplifters have hit this location.