Historic HaulSome bad guys apparently have no respect for historic settings. At 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, a 49-year-old man placed his bag next to his chair in the Fraunces Tavern at 54 Pearl St. When he went to retrieve his bag just 10 minutes later, it was gone. Surveillance footage showed an unknown man placing his jacket over the victim’s jacket and seemingly going through its pockets before removing the bag. It looked like a second man was serving as a lookout. The items stolen included a 13-inch MacBook Pro valued at $2,000, a 1 TB Porsche hard drive priced at $500, a pair of sapphire crystal gold cufflinks tagged at $600, a 64 GB SD card priced at $160, a Panasonic camera charger worth $50, an iPhone camera lens valued at $50, a yellow canvas bag worth $100 and a U.S. passport. The total stolen came to $3,460.
Stupid ThiefA woman from Queens was victimized by an outspoken outlaw. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, a 27-year-old woman was walking in front of 565 Broadway, when an unknown man in his 30s went into her pocketbook, took out her wallet, and ran away yelling, “America got stupid!” Police could not locate the opinionated pickpocket. The woman immediately canceled her credit cards, and no unauthorized usage had turned up at the time of the police report. She said that she had not been pushed or shoved. The items stolen included a red Prada wallet valued at $400, a California driver’s license worth $85, a New York City Metro Card with a value of $40, $40 in cash, a Parsons school ID worth $25, and various credit and debit cards. The total stolen came to $590.
Docked $1,750Perhaps Citi Bike riders would do well to document the return of the vehicles with cell phone photos. At 5:23 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, a 23-year-old woman docked her Citi Bike at the station on the northeast corner of West Broadway and Prince Street. When she inserted the front wheel of the bike in the station, she heard the confirmation beep. She was later notified by Citi Bike that the bike she returned was missing, and she was being charged $1,750. She was further informed that she had to file a report to claim a refund of the money. The bike has not been reported docked at any other station in the city.
Vince WinceAt 3:55 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, a 35-year-old man entered the Vince store at 89 Mercer St. and took two Vince jackets worth about $2,000 each from the rack and took off, fleeing west on nearby Broome Street. He also took a sweater priced at $445.
ProhibitedA recent theft stirred memories of Prohibition days. At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, a 43-year-old man making deliveries for Avant Business Services of Manhattan parked his black 2003 Dodge Caravan in front of 100 John St. He went off to make some local deliveries, and when he returned two hours later, several items were missing from the vehicle. The van had been left unlocked and showed no damage. The items stolen were a case of Bailey’s Irish Cream valued at $200 and a case of Cîroc vodka, priced at $200, making a total of $400 of heisted hooch.