BY JERRY DANZIG
Duane GreedAn employee of the Duane Reade on Broadway near 88th Street is suspected of having printed money orders valued at $37,388. Police said Gloria Allen, 34, printed the Western Union money orders between Sept. 15 and Feb. 2. Allen was arrested Feb. 12 on grand larceny charges.
Watch Out!A construction worker apparently helped himself to an apartment dweller’s jewelry. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, numerous construction workers were in and out of the apartment of a 69-year-old man living at 27 West 86th Street. After the workers left the premises, the man said an expensive watch was missing which he had last seen the day before. The stolen watch was a Girard-Perregaux men’s gold watch valued at $20,000.
Houston ProblemA three-wheel scooter was taken from in front of 265 Riverside Drive on Feb. 13 after its owner, visiting from Houston, had parked it there while visiting family. About four hours after leaving it, he realized that he had forgotten to lock up his ride and went outside to check on it but his scooter had indeed scooted. Police searched the area but could not locate the missing three-wheeler. The looted scooter, an Amigo Shabbat, is valued at $6,000.
Card SharkNo Crime Watch column would be complete without an ID theft story. A 65-year-old woman living at 215 West 90th St. found that between Jan. 2 and Jan. 13, an unknown perpetrator had been charging purchases to her credit card to the tune of $5,000. The woman told police that she was in possession of the card during the entire period.
O.M.G.Shopping for groceries proved staggeringly expensive for one Upper West Side resident recently. At 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, a 27-year-old woman was riding the northbound 1 train carrying her groceries when she laid her bag down on the floor. As she was walking at the southwest corner of Broadway and West 103rd Street 15 minutes after getting off the train, she realized that her bag was gone. The items stolen included a MacBook Air laptop, a pair of Beats by Dre headphones, an antique jade pearl gold estate bracelet, a monogrammed makeup bag, an O.M.G. olive green nylon bag, a flight voucher, and an American Express gift card presenting a total value of $3,410.