BY JERRY DANZIG
FramedThe LensCrafters store at 390 West Broadway got hit by shoplifters twice to the tune of nearly $5,000 in recent weeks. In the first incident, a man walked into the store on Feb. 16 and removed sunglasses from store shelves before placing the merchandise inside his sleeves and leaving the store. He got away with three Tom Ford frames valued at $1,350, one Gucci frame worth $375, one Prada frame tagged at $275 and two Ray-Ban frames worth $318, making a total haul of $2,318. Then on March 4, a man and a woman entered the store and made off with six Tiffany frames valued at $1,560 and two Bulgari frames worth $780, making a total of $2,340.
Clipped on CliffIt’s scary how fast unattended items disappear on the streets of the Big Apple. At noon on March 1, a 36-year-old man parked his delivery truck in the lot opposite 15 Cliff St. He entered the back of the truck, leaving his backpack unattended on the pavement behind the vehicle. When he next looked for his backpack, it was gone. A search of the area failed to turn up the missing property. The items stolen included the black Adidas book bag valued at $40, a UPS scanner costing $2,000, a US passport worth $150, and a Sean John jacket tagged at $100, making a total stolen of $2,290.
Pernicious PairPolice collared a team of two shoplifters recently. At 4:36 p.m. on March 1, two 24-year-old women working together concealed merchandise while in the Louis Vuitton store at 116 Greene St. and left without paying. Police arrested Addrianna Alcantara and Annel Cruz Santos Ibar the next day, charing the duo with grand larceny. The merchandise stolen and recovered was a handbag valued at $1,568.
From Zara to ZeroAt 12:30 p.m. on March 7, a 20-year-old woman left her belongings in a changing room of the Zara clothing boutique at 511 Broadway to seek out other clothes to try on. When she returned just three minutes later, her property was missing. The Find My iPhone app on her cell failed to turn up anything, and a search of the store proved fruitless as well. The items stolen were an iPhone valued at $800 and a Woolrich coat priced at $800.