BY JERRY DANZIG
All Pints BulletinA quintet of thieves helped themselves to dessert. At 4:49 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, five unknown perpetrators took ice cream worth more than $1,300 from freezers in the Duane Reade store at 305 Broadway, concealed the stuff in their backpacks and left the store. Police searched the area, but could not find the confectionery criminals. The items stolen were six cartons of Delish ice cream valued at $24 and 226 cartons of Häagen-Dazs priced at $1,286.
Zip SlipA failure to signal led to a Zip Car thief’s arrest. At 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, a police officer pulled over the 48-year-old driver of a 2015 BMW X3 for failing to signal. The driver, later identified as Andrew Jones, had taken the car from a lot at 15 William St. using fraudulent means, police said. Jones was also found carrying a forged credit card, a New York State benefit card with false information, and a New York State driver’s license used to obtain the Zip Car. Jones, of an undisclosed address, was charged with grand larceny.
CRV=Criminally Removed VehicleAt 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, a 76-year-old Yonkers woman parked her 2011 Honda CRV on the northwest corner of Sullivan and Spring Streets. When she returned at 3:30 p.m., her vehicle was gone. A search of the area turned up nothing, and there were no witnesses to the theft, police said. The car also lacked a tracking device. The stolen vehicle bears New York plates 146-GI and is valued at $17,000.
Beaver CleaverYet another shoplifter took a pricey garment from a downtown boutique. At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, a 30-year-old man entered the Vera Wang store at 158 Mercer St. and took a vinyl-sleeved beaver collar wool jacket valued at $2,495 of the rack and fled the store.
Robber ClobberPolice caught up with a thief who got physical with a jewelry store employee who tried to intercept him. At 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, a 23-year-old man later identified by police as Rason Peterson grabbed a yellow-metal chain necklace valued at from the hand of a 40-year-old male employee in the LGS jewelry store at 316 Canal St. Peterson took off, with the employee in close pursuit. When the employee caught up with Peterson, the bad guy punched the employee in the face several times causing swelling, redness, and a bleeding lip, police said. Peterson, of an undisclosed address, faces robbery charges.