Crime Watch

| 10 Dec 2015 | 11:27


Crossed-Off CrossoverAnother thief has zipped off with a Zip Car, this time with a black 2015 Mercedes GLK crossover. The perpetrator used a stolen credit card to drive off the vehicle from the Manhattan Parking Group lot, at the rear of 250 Rector Place, in the early hours of Friday, Dec. 4, police said. Officers searched the neighborhood but could not locate the missing ride. The car’s GPS, however, last showed the car driving in North Amityville in Suffolk County.

Stolen breadA burglar made off with some bread of the negotiable kind from the Au Bon Pain store at 111 Fulton St. A manager arriving to open the store at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, checked the store’s safe and found that $4,500 in cash was missing. There was no damage to the store’s front door or the safe. Police are investigating.

Clinton ClipA tourist had his walled stolen at the Clinton Hall bar at 90 Washington St. The man, a 35-year-old visiting from Waterford, Ireland, told police he was drinking at the bar on the early afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 2, when a perpetrator took his coat, which contained a black Montblanc wallet worth $299, a 100 Euro bill, various credit and debit cards and other belongings. Including the man’s $1,200 coat, the amount of the stolen goods came to $1,499.

Citi BilkA John Street woman said she returned a Citi Bike to the stand at Reade and Hudson Streets but was nevertheless charged for the bike after being told its docking was not registered. The 23-year-old woman said she brought the bike to the stand at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, but received a call from City Bike two days later asking if she still had the two-wheeler. Although she replied she had, she was charged $1,200 for the bike and $100 for a holder’s fee. Citi Bike advised her to file a police report, which she did. The matter is unresolved.

Point Poorly TakenPickpockets abound in bars and restaurants, another instance of which came to bear on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 4, at the Lazy Point bar on Spring Street, police said. Someone there removed a 30-year-old woman’s wallet from her bag, with the victim later telling police that her credit cards had been used in several locations before she able to cancel them. The items stolen included a green leather wallet, a blank unsigned check in the amount of $283, a phone charger and cords, a Metro Card, a New York State driver’s license, various credit and debit cards and other items. The total stolen from the wallet came to $475; the amount of the unauthorized credit card charges was not specified.