Lock ShockYou can pick a good lock to protect your locker, but a thief can pick it, too. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, a 50-year-old man locked up his locker inside the YMCA at 5 W. 63rd Street and went to work out. When he returned, he discovered that his lock was missing, as well as his iPhone, credit cards, and more belongings amounting to $1,400.
Gang GreedFew stores can withstand the onslaught of a large gang of thieves. At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 30, a group of 15 men and women entered the Intermix store at 210 Columbus Avenue and made off with $16,000 worth of clothing, shoes, and luggage. Police are continuing to investigate.
Choo HooFine shoes make fine targets for street thieves. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, a 52-year-old woman parked her car outside 45 W. 60th Street. When she returned two hours later, she found that a pair of shoes was missing from inside the car: Jimmy Choo’s valued at $1,100.
Steal/Don’t StealA traffic light did not stop a determined bike thief. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, a 57-year-old man locked his bike to a traffic pole at 65th Street and Broadway. When he returned two hours later, the bike was nowhere to be found. It was a Dynamic bike valued at $2,500.
Face OffOne shoplifter illegally secured some new high-performance outerwear for winter. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, an unknown perpetrator entered the North Face store at 2101 Broadway and made off with two women’s jackets priced at $1,200.