BY JERRY DANZIG
Bilked BuilderOne local architect must want to build a case against an unknown ID thief. On Jan. 28, an unknown person wrote two fraudulent checks from a Citibank business account belonging to Torborg Architects. The first check in the amount of $2,640.74 was made out to a Yennessy Estevez. The other check in the amount of $2,730 was made out to Binta Kaba. The owner of the business told police he does not know anyone by either name, and that did he not write those checks or give anyone permission to do so. He also said that no checks were missing from his account. The total stolen came to $5,370.74.
Testy GuyA shoplifter tested the mettle of a local drug store. At 7:14 p.m. on Monday, January 25, a man entered the Duane Reade at 2760 Broadway, jumped over a counter, and took items worth more than $3,000 from the shelf, placed them in his pants and then fled southbound on Broadway. The items stolen were 2 FreeStyle strips 50s valued at $151, 6 FreeStyle strips 100s priced at $875, 10 One Touch test strips worth $1,228, 1 One Touch test strip tagged at $67, and 16 One Touch test strips priced at $964, making a total of $3,285.
ShoveledAt 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, a 27-year-old man was walking northbound on Amsterdam Avenue near West 109th Street when a 30-year-old man approached him yelling incoherent statements before hitting the victim across the right side of his face with a metal shovel, cutting his cheek and mouth. The shovel wielder stayed at the scene of the attack while the victim ran home to call 911. Police searched the area but could not find the perpetrator.
HumbledThe Big Apple gave a rude reception to a visitor from the Lone Star State. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, a 50-year-old woman from Humble, TX parked her black 2013 Toyota Versa at the rear of 103 West 107 St. When she returned the following morning, her rear driver’s-side window had been broken and items removed from inside the car. The belongings stolen included a 14–35/2.8 camera lens valued at $900, a Panasonic CX 7 priced at $800, a black GoPro 4 tagged at $499, and a camera bag worth $50, making a total stolen of $2,249.
20-Large ChargeOne Upper West Side resident received some bad news – and some good. A 56-year-old woman living on Central Park West learned that a Citibank credit card account had been opened in her name without her knowing it. Between Jan. 17 and Jan. 28, transactions amounting to $20,287 were made without her knowledge. The bank canceled the card and told her that the account would be reimbursed in full.