Crime Watch

| 26 Jan 2016 | 12:06

L train lewdnessA 21-year-old woman reported that she was a victim of public lewdness while riding the L train at Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street Jan. 22 at 9:30 p.m. The woman told police that she got on a Brooklyn-bound L train at Eighth Avenue and when the train entered the Sixth Avenue station, a man wearing sweatpants got on the train and stood in front of where she was sitting. She said that he was covering himself with a newspaper with one hand and appeared to have his other hand down his pants. After a minute, he moved the newspaper and the victim said that the man was holding and fondling his genitals out in the open. The victim said she made eye contact with him and he covered himself with the newspaper again. She then took a photo of him and moved to a different seat. After she moved, she said that another passenger on the train approached her and said the same thing had just happened to her. No arrests have been made.

Man injured in hit-and-run at 10th and West 16thA 23-year-old man reported that he was hit by a car at the corner of 10th Avenue and West 16th Street Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. He told police that he was crossing West 16th Street when an unknown vehicle struck him and drove off. Witnesses called 911 and the vehicle was not identified. The victim sustained minor injuries to his head, face and the left side of his body. He was transported to Lenox Hill by EMS, where he was treated and released.

iPhone stolen by cab driverA woman reported that a cab driver had stolen her iPhone after she left it in the taxi on the evening of Jan. 22 after getting out at the southwest corner of Ninth Avenue and West 17th Street. She told police that after getting out of the taxi, she realized that she didn’t have her phone with her anymore. Her friend called the taxi company to contact the driver and when they reached him, they said he asked for $500 in exchange for the phone.

Purse stolen from shopping cart at Whole FoodsA 21-year-old woman reported that her purse was stolen while she was shopping at the Whole Foods on Seventh Avenue. She told police that her bag, which contained her MacBook, wallet, keys and MetroCard, was taken from her cart while she was shopping on Jan. 22. She told police that the purse and its contents were worth $1,775.

iPhone stolen from Apple StoreAn employee at the Apple Store on West 14th Street reported that a man stole merchandise from the store. He told police that an unknown man entered the store on Jan. 20 and stole an iPhone 6 Plus, then fled in an unknown direction. No arrests have been made.