A 44-year-old Bronx man left his $1,730 bicycle in front of the store while he went in to pick up food for a delivery, locking the front wheel. When he returned, the bike was gone. He also lost his bike tools, rain jacket, bike tube, backpack and $50.
Two shoplifters put items in a plastic bag, placed them in a store basket and left the store with them. They then returned a minute later to steal more property. All together, they stole $1,113 worth of cold medicine.
A man followed a maid into a room, acting like the room was his. The victims, visitors from Australia, lost a $2,500 laptop, $500 Sony headphones and a $150 leather bag.
Two shoplifters stole 120 L'Oréal and Olay facial creams valued at $3,138. One of the thieves stuffed items into a plastic bag; another put the stolen merchandise inside his coat.
A man, 36, was working in the deli when he received a text from his bank stating that someone had attempted to make a purchase using his debit card. The worker, a Queens resident, went into the employee locker room and discovered that his wallet had been stolen from his pants. The wallet also contained $350 and his New York State ID.
A shoplifter who had a trespass notice from the store, attempted to steal $419 worth of fragrances, a pair of boots, a backpack and other items. While the man, 36, was in the store's security office, he kicked and destroyed a $250 computer monitor. The suspect, a 36-year-old Brooklyn man, was arrested.
A 26-year-old man who does not work for the hotel was witnessed entering and exiting a guest's room. The victim, 41, a visitor from the island of Réunion, was taking a walk at the time. A $1,900 computer was stolen from the room.
A 56-year-old Christopher Street man was riding south on the bike path to the movie theater in Battery Park City when an assailant pushed him off his bike, injuring the victim's face, elbow and knee. "Give me your fucking bike, I want your fucking bike," the assailant yelled, as he tried to take the bike. The assailant, a 28-year-old homeless man, fled north with the $750 Trex bike before being stopped by Park Enforcement Patrol officers and arrested by NYPD cops.
A thief stole a resident's Canyon Road Bike valued at $5,550 including its accessories. The victim, 47, had left it in the hallway.
Two men exited the dressing room with fewer items than when they entered. Employees requested a security guard to stop them from leaving the store. When he did, the thieves pushed the employee to the ground and punched him in the face before fleeing with $230 worth of stolen shirts.
A 61-year-old man was the victim of a scam in which a phone caller identified himself as an Apple representative who said that his account was on hold. In order to fix it, he was told to buy gift cards for the total amount of $4,200 and send them to him. Only after complying with the stranger's request did he realize that he had been taken.
An Upper East side resident, 23, was eating with her friend when she reached down for her bag that she had put on the floor next to her. She discovered that her $400 Louis Vuitton wallet was gone. Her friend remembered seeing someone reach down beside her. She lost her $1,000 phone, $150 airpods, ID, credit card and $127 MetroCard.
A visitor from Philadelphia boarded the train at 23rd Street, put his backpack on the floor between his legs and fell asleep. When he awoke at the Chambers Street stop, it was gone. The victim, 42, lost his cell phone charger, medical papers, insurance card and assorted clothing.
After a night out, a 61-year-old man brought a woman back to his apartment. When he awoke in the morning, the woman had left with the victim’s $5,000 men’s diamond ring and credit card. The woman attempted to make charges on the card but they were declined.
A newsstand owner left his stand to try to stop a man from stealing chips. When he did, three accomplices approached him and one went into the stand and stole $500 from the register. They all then fled north on Broad.
A 47-year-old Broad Street resident left her $900 Louis Vuitton bag unattended on a park bench. It was stolen. She lost $150, her house keys, driver's license and two credit cards.
A 43-year-old Kansas resident met a man at Nancy Whiskey Pub on Lispenard Street and invited him back to his hotel to stay. When he awoke the next morning, he discovered that his wallet, containing $750, debit and credit cards and other items, and his $300 Apple watch were gone. The watch was traced to a house in Clinton Hill.
Thieves stole $18,380 worth of drills from a construction site, cutting locks from the doors of storage rooms.
A man came into the store and asked to look at a men's $5,000 diamond ring. The salesperson put it on the counter and the man then put it in his pocket and left the store.
A woman left her bag on a table while she went to get condiments. When she returned she discovered that her wallet, which contained $100 and a debit card, as well as two iPhone chargers had been taken from her bag.
A robber passed a note to a teller and said to her, "I'm here to make a withdrawal." The teller said to him that he needed to enter his bank card. The man replied, "I don't have fucking ID," and grabbed his note and left the bank.
A thief pried open a door and stole a $1,300 e-bike, six two-way marine radios worth $900, a $200 projector and a $400 telescope.
A 32-year-old Long Beach man left his $1,300 Apple MacBook along with two credit cards unattended at the bar while he went downstairs to take his picture in a photobooth. They were stolen.
When a Yonkers man returned to his parked car, he discovered that the driver' side front window had been broken and that his $1,000 laptop and $200 iPod were gone.
A 14-year-old boy was walking on the street when a man approached him, displayed a knife and demanded to use his phone. The man then walked away with it.
A woman, 34, entered the bar, placed her bag on the floor and began socializing with friends. Soon afterwards, she was informed that $11,494 had been charged on her AMEX and other credit cards.
A man, 45, was eating when a thief stole his leather bag containing a $1,300 iPad, $200 AirPods, assorted travel documents and ID.
While waiting for the train, a Staten Island resident, 45, was approached by three men who demanded his wallet and then punched him in the mouth. They then fled with his wallet which contained $30, a debit card and his NYS ID.
A Grubhub delivery man, 26, went into a yogurt shop to pick up a food delivery. When he returned minutes later, his $1,300 M&C e-bike, which had not been locked, was gone.
A woman offered to take a picture of a family who was visiting from California. They gave her their phone, but instead she put it in her pocket and began to walk away. When confronted by the victim, the woman tried to punch the family's 3-year-old child but hit the mother instead. The assailant, 37, was arrested.
A Brooklyn woman, 28, sat down with her friend in a coffee shop and placed her bag on the floor next to her, leaving it unattended for a period of time. Three nearby women were crowding them and making them feel "uncomfortable" so she and her friend changed their seats. When she reached for her bag, she noticed that it was unzipped. Upon returning to work she discovered that her two debit cards were gone and shortly afterwards she was notified that two charges totaling $2,109 had been made on them.
Police are looking for a suspect who they say twice robbed women during late evenings at the Brooklyn Bridge/Chambers Street subway station.
A 23-year-old woman was exiting the station at 10:10 p.m. on Nov. 30 when police say a man grabbed her purse as she exited the station. Surveillance video shows the man trapping his victim in the turnstile and struggling with her. The mugger managed to grab the woman’s debit card before fleeing southbound on Centre Street, police said.
The same suspect, police said, approached a 21-year-old woman with a knife as she was entering the station at 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 22. The victim gave the man $25 before he fled towards the northbound J train. No injuries were reported in either incident.
Two thieves stole a man's $150 North Face coat that he had placed on a chair while he ate and read a book. The victim, 48, a resident of New Hampshire, also lost the wallet in his coat. It contained credit and debit cards and his Social Security card, as well as his car remote start and a portable phone charger.
A man and a woman stole 86 bottles of Laroche, 17 bottles of Vichy and 6 bottles of No7 skincare products worth $3,497.
A man, 26, and a woman, 24, were arrested after being observed on a security camera switching price tags of items, which the woman then attempted to buy. The difference between the 22 pieces of clothing was $4,484.
A worker was inside his office when he heard someone jiggling the suite's door knob. The man opened the door, recording the burglar with his phone. The man, 54, who fled down the stairs, was arrested. The man was also charged in an incident at 373 Broadway, on Nov, 25 at 10:30 p.m. for using a metal object to pry open the outside door of the commercial building and then going to the third floor and pulling on office door knobs.
A 38-year-old British woman was dancing with her bag on the floor between her legs. Within the span of two minutes, it was stolen. She lost her driver's license, credit and debit cards and her $500 phone. Someone attempted to make a charge for $10,400 on her credit card.
After concealing 241 cosmetic items in bags, a shoplifter walked out of the store. The total value of the products was $4,691.
After seeing a teen steal a pack of gum from his newsstand, a worker followed him and said, "Give me the candy back." The teen then punched the victim multiple times in the face. A 16-year-old boy was arrested.
A delivery man, 39, left his bike locked while he delivered food. When he returned five minutes later, it was gone. The total value of the bike, chain and lock was $1,720.
While seated on a bench with his phone in his hand, a 45-year-old Manhattan man got into an altercation with a stranger who then punched him on the side of his face. After the victim said, "I'm going to call the police," the assailant grabbed the $1,200 iPhone and fled.
After being followed from the Wall Street train station into the vestibule, a 30-year-old Brooklyn resident was the victim of a phone snatching by a woman who then demanded money for its return. The victim did not give her money and left the thief with the phone.
A thief forced open doors on a construction site and stole $7,600 worth of tools, batteries and other equipment.
A 24-year-old Bronx man, with an active bench warrant, was arrested after he broke into the building and entered an apartment, where a 72-year-old man had been sleeping.
A man kicked open a door to gain entrance to a recording studio, where he stayed for four hours. The 23-year-old intruder was arrested.
After delivering food, a man was caught on video opening packages in the lobby and removing two Moncler Pink jackets valued at $1,686.
A man discovered that the lock was missing from his locker and that his wallet had been stolen from his bag. He lost $100, his drivers license and credit and debit cards.
A 16-year-old boy was walking home from the train when he was surrounded by a group of eight teens on bicycles. One of them said, "Give me all your money." As he was looking in his bag for money, another teen slapped him on the neck. Then a third one said, "Let him go," and the group dispersed when the victim ran away.
A man had just undocked a Citi Bike when someone came up from behind him and struck him on the back of the head. The victim fell on the ground and the thief fled with the bike.
A 46-year-old visitor from San Antonio, Texas, was sitting with his family in Battery Park when a woman approached them and asked if they "had tickets." When he said no, she became enraged. She spit several times and then attacked the man, put her hand around his neck and applied pressure. A 32-year-old woman was arrested. The victim suffered bruises and scratches.
A woman was picking up food from the restaurant. Two pickpockets lifted her wallet from her purse as she was leaving. Soon afterwards, she received fraud alerts on her phone for three purchases at Barneys and Chanel for nearly $10,000. She also lost her driver's license and EZ Pass MetroCard.
A man double parked his car, a $55,000 2018 Infiniti, leaving the keys inside. When he returned 20 minutes later, the car was gone. Minutes later, the thief crashed the car at Gold and Frankfort streets. He then fled.
A burglar was seen on security cameras entering the back door of an office and going through multiple file cabinets and desks.
Three women who were attending a meeting left their handbags unattended in a staff office. When they returned three hours later, they discovered that their credit cards had been stolen along with $50. Unauthorized charges were made on the cards.
An employee reported that a patron went to her station and took her wallet containing her $900 iPhone, Visa card, ID and MetroCard.
A woman took her dog to the dog park. While there, she left her bag, which contained her $1,249 iPhone, unattended. When she returned to her apartment 30 minutes later, she discovered that the phone was gone.
A man left his $3,000 electric bike locked to a pole. Video footage showed that 10 minutes later it was stolen by two thieves.
A 25-year-old FiDi resident got out of a cab after returning from a bar. The next thing the man knew he was in the hospital with a fractured skull and concussion. While he was unconscious, his $600 Hugo Boss watch, two iPhones worth a total of $1,050, and his $50 wallet were stolen.
A woman hung her bag on the back of her chair under her jacket. Sometime during her meal, she discovered that her jacket was no longer on the chair and that her bag was open and her wallet, containing with her driver's license, debit and credit cards, and her $600 iPhone, were missing.
A thief stole a 2017 Lexus from the garage and then became involved in a vehicle accident. When the police arrived, the man said, "I stole the car." He was arrested.
A 30-year-old Battery Place resident was exiting the station with her friend when a stranger hit the back of her head with a glass bottle and then fled. The woman was taken to the hospital.
A Queens woman, 62, hung her bag on a hook beneath the bar and then left it unattended while she took a picture. Later, Capital One texted her that her credit card was being used for a charge of over $6,000 at Bloomingdale's. Only when she went to pay her bill did she realize that her wallet had been stolen. The woman lost $350, numerous credit cards, keys and miscellaneous items.
A man stole 18 pairs of jeans valued at $1,439. He then fled and ran into the #4/5 station. After jumping the turnstile, he dropped the sweater he had used to conceal the jeans. He then fled on the subway tracks and escaped through an emergency catwalk exit.
While walking up the crowded subway stairs at Chambers and West Broadway, a 27-year-old man was bumped numerous times. When he got to the top of the stairs, he reached for his wallet, which had been in his front pants pocket, and discovered that it was gone. He lost $50, his driver's license, credit and debit cards and his monthly MetroCard.
A resident of 90 West Street was entering his building when an assailant hit him on the back of the neck with scissors, causing a small scratch. Soon afterwards, a man walking to work on the Rector Street Bridge was assaulted by someone who swung a pair of scissors towards his face, striking him. The 44-year-old victim, from Hackensack, NJ, followed the attacker and flagged down a police car at West and Liberty streets. A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged in both attacks.
A man entered the building through the emergency exit and tried unsuccessfully to gain entrance to three suites, causing damage to the doors.
A deliveryman locked his $1,750 Arrow 10 electric bike while he made an Uber Eats delivery. When he returned, it was gone. The nearby doorman told him that the bike thieves had gone towards Hudson Street. The victim ran to Hudson and saw two men huddled over a bike. When they saw him, one of the men ran off with the bike. The victim caught the other man, 27, and held him until police arrived and arrested him.
After a verbal dispute with an employee, a man was asked to leave the store. He did and then returned with a cup of hot coffee that he threw at the worker, burning him on the face and chest. He then kicked him. The victim was taken to the hospital.
A thief entered the bar and restaurant from an unlocked back door and removed two employees’ bags with credit cards, IDs and other items with a total value of $1,475.
While one man was in the shower and the other in the gym, a thief removed their locks from their lockers and stole their things. One man lost his $1,150 iPhone, a $300 Apple watch and $180. The other victim lost his $500 wedding ring and $60.
A 49-year-old woman who was sitting at the bar had her $1,800 Louis Vuitton bag stolen. Surveillance video showed two men acting in concert as one of them removed his jacket, bent down and put it over the bag, and then left the restaurant with it. The bag contained a $1,000 Louis Vuitton wallet and a $500 iPhone.
A visitor from California hung her $400 handbag on the back of her chair. While she ate, someone stole it. The woman lost a $150 wallet, $400 prescription glasses, her drivers license and other miscellaneous items.
A 26-year-old woman eating at the restaurant had her bag pilfered by a woman sitting with two people at the next table. The thief placed her coat over the bag, which was hanging from the back of the woman's chair. She then removed the victim's wallet and took out several credit cards before putting the wallet back in the bag. A charge of $2,210 was made on one of the cards.
A Long Island woman placed her purse on the floor near her feet. A thief used a cane to pull it towards him and then fled. The victim lost $750, her house keys, credit cards, her Medicare card and her $308 LIRR monthly ticket.
When a worker arrived in the morning, he found that all the power had been turned off in the fuse box. He then discovered that the office was open and that $4,109 had been stolen from the safe.
A man entered an unlocked door on the street level, went into a utility closet, and stole six two-way radios worth $3,000.
A worker left her purse on a coat rack while she went to work at the restaurant. While working, she received a text from American Express informing her that $1,000 in charges had been made on her card in Bloomingdale's. The thief also stole two other credit cards.
After leaving his backpack on a lobby couch before making his rounds, a fire inspector returned a little over an hour later and he discovered that it had been stolen. He lost four credit cards, his Social Security card and his work authorization card.
A 26-year-old Brooklyn woman forgot to put her $6,000 Chanel bag in her locker, When she returned from working out, it was gone. The bag contained a $2,500 gold diamond bracelet and a $3,000 ring.
A stranger assaulted a man with a cane, injuring his index finger. The assailant, who was arrested, was taken to Bellevue Hospital for observation. The victim was treated at New York Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital.
A man left his luggage in the hotel’s storage area. It was stolen. The bag contained $1,000 worth of euros, $250, an $8,000 Breitling Books Watch, three gold chains valued at $5,000 and other luxury items with a total value of $17,200.
A woman entered the building lobby and stole two packages containing camping equipment valued at $1,080.
A 28-year-old Battery Park City resident was standing on the corner talking on her phone when a man rode by on a bike and snatched it. By the time she arrived home 15 minutes later, the woman discovered that the thief had taken $2,880 from her account via Venmo transactions.
A Beekman Street resident, 19, was sitting on a bench with his friends when a man sat down on the bench next to him, displayed a black handgun and said, “This is what’s going to happen. Give me everything you got. I’m not playing. Only cash.” The victim gave him approximately $50. The gunman fled by skateboard.
A 30-year-old woman left her $3,000 Chanel bag behind her chair while she ate. A thief walked away with it. She lost $190, her ID, keys and a credit card.
A shoplifter removed $1,158 worth of cosmetics from a shelf, put them in a blue laundry bag and left the store.
A thief removed an employee’s wallet containing a credit card, a MetroCard and miscellaneous items that were inside her backpack under her desk. She discovered the theft when she was closing the store.
After boarding the train, a Battery Park City resident realized she had left her bag on the platform bench. By the time she took a train back to the station, it had been stolen. She lost $2,800 worth of clothing.
An employee who was showing a man a $1,149 iPhone stepped away for a minute. When he did, the man opened up the iPhone package and switched it with a power bank before leaving the store.
A 27-year-old Brooklyn resident was sitting in the park and talking on her cellphone. When she got up to leave, she discovered that her back pack, which had been next to her, had been stolen. A charge of $165 was made with her credit card.
A worker left her $500 bag in an "employees-only area." Someone stole the purse, which contained $100, a New York State ID, a debit card and her retainers.
A woman walking on Church Street was texting when a man on a bicycle grabbed her iPhone X, valued at $1,000 and fled east-bound on Leonard Street.
A 27-year-old FiDi resident was talking on the phone as he walked south on Greenwich Street. Someone grabbed the $1,200 iPhone XR from his hand and fled east on Duane.
A resident noticed that a Lauren B earring, valued at $11,300, was missing from her medicine cabinet the day after she had hired a moving company to transport items from her apartment.
A man went to work leaving his truck unlocked. A thief stole a bag that was on the back seat. It contained $3,000 worth of phones and a computer.
A highly intoxicated 23-year-old man left a Lower East Side nightclub and got into a vehicle that took him somewhere. He could remember neither the vehicle nor his destination but the man eventually woke up in his residence with his $1,000 iPhone missing and approximately $1,450 charges on his debit card.
After she boarded an R train, a woman realized she had left her bag at the station. By the time she returned, it had been stolen. The victim, a visitor from Turkey, lost her passport, $200, a $1,000 iPhone and a debit card.
A 37-year-old man left his pants with his wallet outside his locker. When he returned from working out, he discovered that the wallet was gone. It contained $60 and two credit cards and one debit card. Before he cancelled the cards, a purchase of $97.88 was made on one of them.
Four men entered the store, three from the Water Street entrance and one from Front Street. They grabbed $1,275 worth of clothing and fled.
Five men entered the store and stole $26,190 worth of clothing including seven pairs of Amiri and Dior pants and a Dior jacket, bag and sweater. They fled on foot towards Hudson Street.
A Tribeca resident’s $9,700 Butchers & Bicycles bike was stolen after he left it locked to a sign post.
Burglars clipped numerous locks to tool containers and doors at a construction site and stole $13,240 worth of tools.
A thief took a man's $400 Gucci wallet that he had place beside him while sitting at the bar. He also lost his college ID, driver's license and various credit cards.
A woman hung her bag on the back of her chair while she had lunch. During that time, another woman bumped into her chair and said to her, "Excuse me, I bumped your purse." Thirty minutes later she discovered that her bank and credit card were gone. She also received an alert from her bank that someone had used her card to make a $5,661 purchase at Jeffrey New York.
A stranger struck a man on the right side of the head with a broomstick, causing a laceration. A 42-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested.
A 23-year-old woman was walking on the east side of West Street between Harrison and North Moore Sts., when a man riding an electric bike on the sidewalk snatched her $500 Mansur Gavriel handbag containing a $500 Celine wallet. Police arrested a 35-year-old male suspect the next day.
A teen attempted to leave the deli with a plate of food. When an employee tried to stop him, a second teen came over and started to fight with the employee. The teen with the food punched the worker in the face. Two suspects, ages 15 and 18, were arrested.
A man entered the store and put 121 deodorants worth $977 in a bag. When confronted by an employee, he said, "Back up or I'm gonna start stabbing." A 26-year-old Upper Manhattan man was arrested.
A Queens resident, 35, placed her bookbag on the sidewalk to take a picture. When she returned, one to two minutes later, it was gone. She lost her house keys, work ID, two credit cards, $100 and other miscellaneous items.
A 48-year-old bicyclist was riding on the bike path and was stopped by two males and two females. After being pulled off his bike the thieves stole a pair of $150 sunglasses from his backpack. They also took his bike, which was later recovered.
Shoplifters stole designer shirts, sneakers, boots, vests and other clothing valued at $4,685 and tried to leave the store. Two 21-year-old men were arrested.
A 35-year-old Rockville Center man placed his bag on a table where he was talking to friends. Surveillance video showed an unknown man enter the bar, pick up the bag and walk out. The victim lost his $1,150 MacBook, $550 LV wallet, car and house keys and other items worth a total of $2,360.
A Charles Street resident, 34, was visiting Soho Photo Gallery and stepped outside to change the lens on his camera. He left the camera and lenses on the stoop for about 15 minutes while he went across the street to look for possible photo angles. Someone stole the equipment, worth a total of $7,500.
A man left his wallet in his truck with the driver side door unlocked. Someone stole it. One of the credit cards was then used for a $416 purchase at a hardware store on Gold Street.
A woman put her wallet down next to her as she ate at an outdoor table. Someone grabbed it and ran away. She lost $260 plus her credit cards and a $127 monthly MetroCard.
Two men tampered with the entry door and then stole two packages from a lobby bench. The packages were later found open and with their products still inside.
A 22-year-old Manhattan woman left her Louis Vuitton bag unattended for a few hours. Someone stole the bag, which contained a $48 fossil wallet and two credit cards.
Some time during the Labor Day weekend, a thief entered the closed store and stole $4,520 worth of shears, clippers, shavers, trimmers, colognes and numerous other items from a display shelf. Multiple people had access to the shop and there was no sign of forced entry.
A woman parked her car and when she returned, she discovered that a rear passenger window had been smashed and that her debit card, credit, charger and driver's license had been stolen. A video showed the thief fleeing on a bicycle.
A man entered the store and put 120 bottles of Essie nail polish, 36 bottles of Maybelline cosmetics and 65 bottles of body mist in his back backpack and left the store. The total value of the products stolen was $2,255.
A 69-year-old man left his backpack on the window sill while he went outside to speak on the phone. Someone stole the bag which contained $4,196 worth of valuables including a MacBook, Bose headphones and Apple AirPods.
A 15-year-old Midtown resident was traveling between the Wall and Clark Street stops when a man approached him and said, "I have a knife. Give me your phone or I'll hurt you." After taking the teen's $1,000 iPhone, $170 AirPods and $137, he ordered him to "Get off the train or I'll stab you."
A woman walked into the store, stole $1,796 worth of beauty products from the shelves and then fled south on Greenwich.
A shoplifter stole three pairs of jeans, a hoodie and jean jacket. When an employee tried to stop him, he displayed a box cutter and threatened to cut her.
A thief snatched a bag from the hand of a woman who was walking back to work. The bag contained a $1,000 MacBook, $500 Canon camera and $45 worth of household goods.
Police say a man was seen on video surveillance using a piece of metal to break the glass of the front door of 50 Lispenard Street and later exit carrying several packages. He then went to 37 Lispenard where video surveillance showed him using a crowbar to smash the glass of the front door, open the door and enter. There, according to the criminal complaint he opened a package and then left with a bicycle pump. A suspect, 21, was arrested.
A suspect, 24, who had worked at the cafe and had access cards to the premises is being sought by police in connection with the theft of $769.
A man parked his van in front of Mudville in order to use the bathroom. When he came out five minutes later, he discovered that his belongings that were under the passenger seat had been stolen. The van doors were locked, but the passenger side window had been left open. He lost a $1,500 MacBook, $180 Ray-Ban sunglasses and other items with a total value of $1,775.
A Tribeca resident placed her purse in her cart and looked away multiple times as she did her shopping. During one of those occasions, someone stole her bag. She lost $200, her $600 iPhone, two credit cards and an insurance card.
A pickpocket stole a $670 Samsung Galaxy cellphone from the back pocket of a woman's shorts after she boarded the train at City Hall station.
After a thief stole a man's Tumi work bag containing an iPhone, passport, driver's license and MacBook Air, he called the victim, a 27-year-old Manhattan resident, and demanded money in exchange for returning the phone. They agreed to meet at a subway station. The man informed the police who arrested the thief at the meeting place. The man was in possession of the phone and cocaine.
A 49-year-old homeless man was arrested after placing 10 bottles of fragrance in his backpack. He was stopped by a store employee who recognized him from a previous store larceny.
A homeless man fell asleep on the bench and when he woke up he discovered that the pocket of his shorts had been cut and that his wallet was missing. He lost $40, his Social Security card, his IDNYC Benefits Card and a copy of his birth certificate.
A 55-year old man was working at his fruit stand when a thief came up behind him and reached into his left pocket, grabbed $900, and ran off.
A 44-year-old resident of Virginia walked away from a bench where he was sitting to see if he could get better reception elsewhere on his cell phone. When he returned his property was gone, including a passport, $8,000 and a credit card.
A man, 23, placed his $100 Tumi wallet in his backpack that he left in his unlocked locker. When he returned from working out, he discovered that the wallet was gone. It contained credit cards, a Delaware driver's license and $120.
An Independence Plaza tenant, 65, left a $10,000 SPCarbon Custom White Road bike outside the front door of his apartment. It was stolen.
After leaving work at 2 Broadway, a 68-year-old woman noticed that a man who was hanging out on the street followed her. When she got to the bottom of the subway station staircase, the man attempted to steal her $1,000 gold necklace. After a struggle in which he scratched the victim's neck, the man gave up and fled, dropping his cellphone, which the victim picked up. Update: The suspect was apprehended on 8/8.
A Manhattan woman was with her co-workers in a crowded elevator and when she got out, one of them noted that her bag was open. The woman, 27, who recalled being bumped in the elevator, discovered that her $400 Gucci wallet containing her driver's license and credit and debit cards was gone. Fifteen minutes later she was notified that a charge of $3,045 was made on her card at the nearby Century 21 department store. Another charge of $400 was attempted but stopped by her bank.
A 22-year-old woman was standing in front of her building playing a game on her iPhone when a man snatched the phone and fled.
A deliveryman, 32, was approached by an unidentified man and woman who demanded his bike while displaying a silver firearm. The woman rode off with the bike and the male fled with another person.
Anyone with information on the identity of the individuals is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or log onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
A resident hired a cleaning service to clean her apartment. She later discovered that checks and credit cards had been stolen and that a check for $2,800 made out to the cleaner had been deposited in his bank account. The check was flagged by the bank due to the fraudulent signature.
While walking home from work, a man, 19, was assaulted by two strangers who punched him multiple times and then took his book bag with a $1,000 computer, wallet with his New York State ID, credit and debit cards and a McDonald's shirt.
A 59-year-old Lower East Side resident who had just opened a bank account with her 91-year-old mother forgot a folder in the bathroom. A fraudulent charge of $580 was made on her debit card. The daughter's green card was stolen and both victims also lost their Social Security cards and TD Bank checks.
A 24-year-old male visitor from Michigan was approached from behind by a stranger and stabbed in the lower back, causing bleeding. (No other information on the victim’s condition was provided.) The assailant, 64, resisted arrest by displaying a knife that he refused to drop and putting his hands behind his back. Three other knives were found on him. The man was charged with felonious assault.
When a visitor from Rye Brook, NY, returned to her parked 2018 Mercedes Benz, she discovered that the rear passenger window had been broken and that $14,548 worth of accessories, including designer watches, wallets, rings and sunglasses, had been stolen.
A man snatched a $400 pair of Beats headphones from a woman's head. He and a group of his friends then fled south on Broadway.
A man left his Citi Bike unattended for 10 minutes while he went into Nish Nush restaurant. It was stolen.
A man slashed the hand of one employee with a box cutter and punched another in the face. He then stole 20 jars of honey worth $128. A 40-year-old man was arrested.
A man was walking from the #6 train toward the Staten Island Ferry terminal when three men attacked him from behind, threw him to the ground and punched him in the face while the victim yelled, "You can take my wallet." The thieves fled with his wallet, which contained $15 and his $100 cell phone. The man, 59, was treated on the scene and refused to be transported to the hospital.
A 31-year-old North Moore Street resident was sitting on a bench with her $5,500 Gucci purse next to her. A man on a scooter grabbed the bag and fled. The bag contained a $300 Louis Vuitton wallet with a credit card and a driver's license, and $200 Apple airpods.
Two men entered the store and one of them used a key to open a display case and steal $1,193 worth of over-the-counter drugs including 22 bottles of Tylenol, eight Nexium capsules and 14 boxes of Aleve.
On a video surveillance camera, a security guard observed a shopper put on a sweater and a jacket and then rip off the price tags. She then went into the dressing room and came out with a tote bag that appeared to be full, and paid for one jacket. The woman, a 19-year-old Wall Street resident, was arrested after attempting to leave the store with $2,102 worth of unpaid women's clothing.
A 60-year-old man left his wallet in his shopping cart while he ate. When he went to the register to pay, he discovered that his wallet was gone. Someone attempted to use his Amercan Express card at Apple and Best Buy stores.
A 73-year-old woman was brutally attacked by a man who approached her on the street demanding sex, police said. After refusing the demand, police said, the man repeatedly punched the woman in the face, knocking out teeth, breaking an eye socket and causing multiple lacerations and bruising. The woman was transported to an area hospital in stable but serious condition. UPDATE: This suspect was arrested.
A man was seen on security cameras entering the building through the service entrance and then going through the building trying multiple residents' doors. He finally entered an apartment and took $50. A woman inside the apartment on the floor below heard him and screamed and the intruder fled.
A witness saw a man enter the store through a door with broken glass. The intruder stayed for approximately two minutes before fleeing empty handed.
A burglar forced his way through the back door of the restaurant and tried to open the cash register but was unsuccessful. Both the door and register were damaged.
A woman was sitting on the train with her infant on her lap and her bag on the seat next to her. When the doors opened at Fulton Street, a man grabbed the bag and ran off. Among other items, she lost her $1,000 iPhone, passport, two birth certificates, two social security cards and $150.
Four shoplifters stole $1,572 worth of merchandise including 10 fanny packs, 21 pairs of shorts and nine pairs of underwear.
An employee’s backpack was stolen from under the register. Review of surveillance video showed a man taking it. Inside the bag was the woman's Green Card, medicines, house keys, debit and credit cards, Social Security card and driver's license.
Two Clifton, NJ, residents parked their truck in the garage while they went to eat. When they returned an hour and ten minutes later, they discovered that thieves had stolen $4,700 worth of clothing, jewelry, electronics, and cash as well as a passport from the truck.
A 28-year-old woman was sitting at a table reading a book while she ate, with her bookbag on the floor next to her. When she went to get her bag, she discovered that it had been stolen. The $200 bag contained a $170 wallet with four credit cards and a New York State ID.
A man snatched a woman's $1,000 iPhone while she sat on a platform bench. The man fled and the victim, 29, gave chase, but lost sight of him.
A 46-year-old Queens woman answered her phone as she was exiting the station when a thief snatched the $900 iPhone from her hand and fled.
A 14-year-old Rector Place resident left his property on a bench and went to play soccer on the lawn. When he returned to the bench an hour later, he found that his $100 Nike jacket, $1,468 iPhone and a credit card were gone.
After a night out drinking with friends, an intoxicated Brooklyn man, 23, fell asleep on a bench as he waited for the train. At 5:30 a.m., he was awakened by an unknown man who told him he had to leave the station. He then discovered that both his $200 Haerfest backpack and the phone that had been in his pocket were stolen. He lost a total of $2,700 worth of electronics.
A store employee approached two men who had gone behind the counter and told them that they were not allowed to be there. When he tried to recover the merchandise they were stealing, they punched him repeatedly in the abdomen and fled with five pairs of earbuds worth $125.
A woman, 56, who had been sitting on a park bench forgot her purse when she left. Upon returning 10 minutes later, she discovered that it was gone. The purse contained a Chinese ID card and passport, and an $1,100 iPhone among other items. A 37-year-old woman was arrested.
A 69-year-old Staten Island woman was about to enter a cab when a man snatched her shoulder bag from her arm and ran south on Broadway. A $500 iPhone, two pairs of eyeglasses worth $1,400, keys, and her driver's license and car registration were among the items lost.
Five muggers who appeared to be about 16 years old, approached a 19-year-old Queens resident. One of them displayed a knife and demanded the teen's Apple watch and shoes. When the victim started to walk away, one of them opened his backpack and took his phone charger and shorts. They then fled south on Broadway.
A 46-year-old Tribeca resident received a call from a woman claiming to be from the Social Security office. She told him that his information was compromised and his ID needed to be verified. Police, she said, would be calling him. The man later received a call from a man whose caller ID number he recognized as the same as the 1st Precinct’s. At the caller’s request, the man bought a $500 gift card from the Tribeca Target and two gift cards totaling $750 from the Duane Reade at 352 Greenwich Street, then gave the gift card codes to the caller.
Five shoplifters stole $657 worth of tees and a purse, stuffing them into a backpack and bags. When a security guard confronted them, several of them pushed, grabbed and hit her, before running away with the clothing.
A worker left his backpack in a common area of a construction site. When he returned 90 minutes later, he saw that his wallet had been stolen. It contained credit cards, his NJ driver's license and a license issued by the city’s Department of Buildings.
A stranger struck a 34-year-old woman who had just finished watching a movie with glass cup. The assault caused a laceration under her right eye. A 26-year-old Brooklyn woman was arrested.
A Queens resident, 26, was on the bus when a woman said to her, “You're a terrorist and you're going to blow up the bus," then struck her multiple times with a metal handle, causing lacerations to her leg, arm and hand. The assailant, 64, who gave her address as the South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island, was arrested and the victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
A 36-year-old resident of Pomona, NY, placed her shoulder bag on the back of her chair while she ate with her friend. It was stolen. She lost $427, her driver's license, credit cards, work ID, house keys, prescription pain medication and a pair of Apple AirPods.
A man, 30, returned to his locker after working out and discovered that the lock was gone as well his pants and belt, a wallet with $65, his work ID and credit cards.
Four teens were harassing a man's daughter. When the father asked them to stop, they became aggressive and started cursing at him and at least one began throwing rocks, one of which hit him on the head. The group then fled eastbound on Front Street.
A man entered the restaurant and told a manager that he was part of "the construction crew." The man then entered a closet where he took the man's $1,400 MacBook out of a leather bag, hid it under his jacket and walked out of the restaurant.
A 22-year-old left his backpack upstairs while he went to get coffee on the ground floor. When he returned, it was gone. He lost his South Korean and U.S. passports, a Samsung notebook worth $1,400 and several South Korean credit cards.
A man approached a woman, 39, in the hallway of the church, put a kitchen knife to her forearm and said, "Give me your money." The victim give him her wallet, which contained $70, her driver's license, credit cards and other miscellaneous items.
A man ran into the store, displayed a large knife, jumped over the counter, and attempted to open the cash register by picking it up and dropping it. When it did not open, he attempted to remove the cash drawer. Failing at that, he grabbed the tip jar containing $30, jumped back over the counter and fled.
A 43-year-old Battery Park City resident left his wallet on top of the bar counter. When he returned about 20 minutes later, he discovered that the wallet was gone. He lost $100, his keys, credit cards, his work ID and his driver's license.
A saleswoman asked a woman if she could help her and the woman asked if she could pay with a credit card without a photo ID. She then proceeded to walk out of the store with five wallets, two pairs of sunglasses and a bag with a total value of $9,630. The shoplifter had stolen merchandise nine days before.
Five men entered the store and concealed $1,545 worth of t-shirts, and jackets in Forever 21 shopping bags and left the store.
A shoplifter was seen on the store's video camera removing 74 items of make-up, putting them in a bag and leaving the store. The value of the merchandise was $1,610.
A 39-year-old woman, visiting from Cambridge, MA, was standing outside when she placed her bag on the ground to take pictures of her family. Returning to pick up her bag, she discovered it was gone. Surveillance footage showed two men picking up the bag, quickly looking inside, and then leaving the scene. The bag contained a cell phone, bank cards and driver’s license, among other items.
A man was seen on video trying to steal a 2018 BMW. Police say the man fit the description of the thief who successfully got away the day before with a Lexus from a parking garage at 80 John St. (See item below.)
A man was viewed on video approaching and entering a 2017 black Lexus and driving away. The car was last seen by a plate reader as it left Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge.
An East Northport, NY, man, 54, was seated with his parents, when his bag and wallet were taken from outside, through the window of the bar. Witnesses reported seeing three teenage males taking the property and fleeing in different directions.
Two boys, 15 and 16 years old, struck a 64-year-old man in the face and head with a plastic construction sign. The victim was transported to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital for treatment of lacerations. The teens were arrested.
The owner of a customized Budnitz bike valued at $6,200, locked his bicycle in front of the building around 11:25 a.m. and when he returned two hours later it was gone.
A 33-year-old woman placed building keys, radios, a state security ID and other items behind the main lobby desk before going to the bathroom. When she returned to the desk, they were gone. Surveillance video showed a man walking through the building’s revolving doors, removing the items, and leaving the building.
A shopper put down her $2,000 Celine purse and a man ran off with it. The victim chased the thief into the Fulton Street train station where he dropped the purse after taking her wallet, valued at $900. The thief attempted to charge $160 at an MTA station using one of the woman's credit cards, but it was rejected.
Five shoplifters entered the store and stole $3,620 worth of 20 Airpods from tables, putting them in their sweatshirt and sweatpants pockets. The thieves fled into the subway where two of them were stopped by police. A brief foot pursuit ensued, but the men escaped.
One man took 13 sweaters valued at $1,480 and put them in a brown, aluminum-lined shopping bag. Another man then took the bag and tried to leave the store. The men, 54 and 43, were arrested.
Two men stole a $4,950 leather jacket and a $250 pair of flip flops before fleeing south on West Street.
A man entered the store, removed three bags worth $1,785 from a shelf and ran east on Franklin Street.
Someone stole a 2013 $5,000 Vespa. The owner told police he might have left the key in the scooter’s key compartment.
A woman placed her backpack under the table. Upon getting ready to leave, she discovered that it had been stolen. She lost a $900 laptop, a $150 Kate Spade wallet, her hospital ID and pagers, keys and two credit cards.
A 41-year-old Manhattan resident was walking down the street when an unidentified assailant struck the man’s nose with his forehead, saying "Where's my money? Want my money." He then removed the victim's welfare benefits card and his New York State ID from the victim’s sock.
A man, 48, was leaving work while talking on his iPhone. Four or five teens approached him and one of them grabbed the phone from his hand. They all fled.
A man, 55, was speaking on his cell phone while sitting in the restaurant when a man came over to him and struck the top of his head with a black metal pole. The victim was taken to the hospital. According to an employee, the assailant is often at the restaurant between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
A man fled with an electric bike that an employee for Il Mattone restaurant had momentarily left unattended. The thief abandoned it within a few minutes and the owner recovered it.
A man was arrested after he punched the ceiling on a southbound #4 train and then struck a passenger, 58, in his face with his umbrella, breaking the victim's glasses. The attacker, 38, was later arrested at the South Ferry station.
A 17-year-old got on the train at Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn. She and an unknown woman on the train got into a verbal dispute. As the train pulled into the Chambers Street stop, the woman stabbed the teen between her right breast and shoulder area. The assailant remained on the train when it left the station. The victim got off and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.
A man was seen on video forcibly entering the store and leaving 15 minutes later. Two tablets on the counter, worth a total of $1,000, were stolen. There was no tampering to the safe, which contained cash.
A robber climbed the scaffolding outside the building the entered an unlocked window to an office on the second floor. He stole four laptops valued at $4,400, a $3,000 Michel Bras 10-piece knife set and two cameras worth $1,000, which he placed in a garbage bag and shopping cart that were inside the office. He also stole $3,000. The man left the building on the freight elevator.
A 62-year-old shopper put down her purse to take a photo of a pair of shoes. When she turned around, the bag was gone. She lost $80 along with a debit card, medical card and driver's licence.
A shoplifter concealed $1,275 worth of jewelry and clothing in his pocket and under his clothing and attempted to leave the store. The man, 22, who was an employee of the store at the time, was arrested.
A transit police officer saw a man recklessly riding a Citi Bike in traffic. He stopped him and discovered that the bike had been stolen. The man was arrested.
A Queens resident, 45, got into a verbal dispute with another man who then struck him with a metal "Wet Floor" sign. The assailant fled and the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital.
A woman, 30, attempted to buy $3,975 worth of merchandise with a stolen credit card. She was arrested.
A 20-year-old Queens man was walking to the bank when he was approached by someone who asked him to buy candy. The man said he did not want candy but would give him $3. When the man took out his money, the person snatched a $100 bill from his hand and ran away.
Two men from Queens, 22 and 23 years old, were approached by “multiple” men who separated them, forcing one into the vestibule at the TD Bank at 166 Chambers St. and making him withdraw $20 from the ATM. The second victim gave another man $10 expecting to get change back. The perpetrator, confronted by the man as he walked away, slapped the victim with an open palm, causing his lip to swell and bleed.
Police arrested a man, 63, on April 25 who was seen on video camera forcing open the front doors of three Lower Manhattan buildings and stealing packages. Sometime between April 16 and 22, video showed him jamming a screwdriver into the front door lock of 176 Broadway and leaving with packages containing clothing worth $1,725. On April 17, at 10:29 p.m., he was observed prying open the door of 79 Reade Street and taking a package with a $198 pair of jeans. On April 20, at 20 minutes after midnight, the same man was observed on camera prying open the front door of 261 Broadway and taking a package with $692 worth of clothing.
An Apple security guard flagged down a police car after stopping a man, 50, who had taken property from the store. The man, who had been involved in a similar incident, had signed a trespass notice in December agreeing not to enter an Apple store.
A 38-year-old Queens man locked his bike with a bike chain and a U-lock. When he returned an hour and 15 minutes later, the bike and locks, valued at $1,500, were gone.
A man, 35, was arrested for trying to steal two Dolce & Gabbana jackets worth $1,700 by hiding them beneath his jacket.
A woman, 36, placed her bag on the back of her chair while she ate outside. When she left to go to the bathroom, she asked her companion to watch her bag. Instead, the friend looked at her phone. When she looked up, she discovered that someone had stolen the purse. The victim lost $1,191 worth of valuables including two iPhones, credit cards and her driver's license.
A store employee observed an employee on camera repeatedly take money from his cash register and place it in his pocket. The total amount was $5,300. The employee, 19, was arrested and charged with grand larceny.
A burglar picked the front door lock and removed a package that was between the double doors. The box contained $533 worth of clothing.
A tourist from New Zealand was having dinner with his wife and placed his bag under the table. When they were finished eating, he discovered that the bag had been stolen. They lost valuables worth $1,200 including two cameras, a Kathmandu rain jacket and other miscellaneous items.
A man working at a food truck was attacked by an assailant who hit him on the head and face with a chair. The victim, 31, was taken to the hospital and a 32-year-old suspect was arrested.
A 28-year-old woman was at work when she received a phone call from an unknown man who said he was with the New York State Police and that her identity had been stolen. In order to get it back, he said, she had send all her IDs to their "attorney" and that she had to wire them $24,800. The woman, a Brooklyn resident, did everything they requested.
Two shoplifters worked together to steal $1,630 worth of clothing by placing them in a backpack and a baby stroller. They were accompanied by two small children. Two suspects, a man, 34 and a woman, 29, were arrested.
While waiting for the the southbound train, a man approached a 42-year-old Staten Island resident and asked for a dollar. The man then punched the victim in the face. causing a laceration to his lip, grabbed $20 from his hand and fled.
When a woman returned from a vacation, she discovered that the following items were missing from her apartment: two iPhones valued at $2,400, a $1,000 Prada bag, and one Cartier hoop diamond earring worth $7,500.
A man parked his vehicle with a 16-foot trailer at a loading dock and got out, leaving the ignition on. A woman got into the driver's seat and started to drive away, but the owner was able to stop her by grabbing the keys out of the ignition. The woman fled eastbound on Vesey.
A woman, 22, received a telephone call from a stranger who told her that her Social Security number was compromised and that she had to send $2,000 in Home Depot cards and a photo of herself. She did both.
A rider got on the train at Chambers Street and when it stopped at Canal Street, a stranger stabbed him in the back of his left leg and then fled. The victim's wound required four stitches.
A 31-year-old Staten Island woman left her wallet unattended at her table. When she went to pay for her meal, she discovered that it had been stolen. She lost her $60 unlimited MetroCard, her New York City ID and a debit card.
A man called the victim, 43, who was working in an apartment and said that he was a "federal agent" and that if she did not send him Google, K-Mart and Best Buy money cards in the amount of $9,750, she would be arrested. She believed him and sent the money.
A thief snatched a man's iPhone while he was reading his emails and ran away. The victim, 38, chased him. The thief dropped the phone and the man recovered it. He called the police and continued running after him, but lost sight of him at Maiden Lane and Water Street.
A man was charging his phone in a public charging station when someone came up behind him and grabbed the phone. The victim, 54, struggled with the thief, who punched him several times in the face. The victim wrested the phone from the assailant, who then fled into the subway with the man's headphones. The victim suffered pain in his temple and required stitches on his forehead.
A man was observed removing the price tag from a Balmain Camel coat and replacing it with tag that was $2,390 less in price. He then tried to pay for the coat. The alleged shoplifter, a 33-year-old Brooklyn resident, was arrested.
A 29-year-old Stanford, Conn,. man put his belongings in a locker and locked it. When he returned an hour later, the lock was undamaged but his $8,550 Rolex watch was gone.
A thief took a bag that a man, 31, forgot in the bathroom. The $400 Filson bag contained his $900 Lenovo computer, $600 iPhone and $350 Bose headphones.
A man ran up from behind a 28-year-old Bronx woman who was walking to the subway and grabbed her wristlet. It held $1,200, keys to her work, her daughter's Medicaid car, and her driver's license.
A 28-year-old man was walking through Battery Park near his home at 21 West Street, when a mugger simulated a gun in his hoodie pouch and told the victim to get on his knees. While on his knees the victim said, “You probably don’t have a gun.”
The victim handed the robber his wallet, who took out an American Express card and $300, and also stole his cell phone, then fled on foot.
A Ft. Worth, Texas, man, 34, left his minivan unattended while making a delivery. A thief stole two bags containing Chanel and Gucci shoes and Swarovski jewelry, valued at $4,750.
A FDNY EMT was punched multiple time in the face by an intoxicated man who he was transporting to the hospital. The alleged assailant, a 26-year-old Brooklyn resident, was arrested.
A 72-year-old New Jersey man was trying to buy a MetroCard from a vending machine. When a man nearby told a woman to hurry up, the first man asked the woman if she was okay. The second man then told him to "mind his business" and punched him in the head, causing a laceration. He was taken to the hospital.
A shoplifter put $7,215 worth of clothing in his bag, and left the store. A 24-year-old Manhattan man was arrested.
A shoplifter used a garbage bag to steal 15 denim jackets and 27 pairs of shorts with a total value of $1,993.
A man parked his car. When he returned about five hours later, he discovered that $2,000 had been taken from a jacket left in the car. Unauthorized transactions were also made to the victim's Chase account.
While a man making a delivery stood at the back of his truck, an unidentified person jumped into the vehicle and drove off. Going east on Duane, he hit a parked car, then abandoned it at Centre and Howard Streets.
A rider was going to work on the northbound train. When a man tried to sell him CDs, the passenger said to him, "I don't have money. Get the fuck out of my face." The next thing the victim, 72, knew, he woke up on the platform with a broken nose, a badly injured eye and substantial injury to the side of his face.
A 28-year-old Manhattan woman was at the bar with co-workers when she discovered that her bag was missing. It was found on the corner but her wallet and AirPods were missing. Two purchases for a total of $1,000 were made on her debit and credit cards. A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with grand larceny.
A man came into the restaurant, walked around, and then left, taking a jacket belonging to a worker that was on a stool. The employee, 23, lost his $250 Montbell jacket, a wallet with $100, $150 AirPods and a $35 MetroCard.
A resident of the building dropped her $800 Chanel wallet as she was getting out of her car. A man on a Citi Bike was later seen on surveillance video stopping, picking up the wallet and removing items from it. She lost seven credit cards including a $450 Saks Fifth Avenue and a $100 Neiman Marcus gift card as well as $100.
After noticing an empty store display, a store security manager reviewed video surveillance and saw a man and a woman removing 20 bottles of cologne worth $1,204 from the shelves and leave the store.
A 20-year-old man broke the driver's rear side window of a car with a bike lock and then hit the driver with the lock, cutting the victim's left arm. A second man, 24, shattered the car's rear passenger side window with the bike lock. The two men, one from Brooklyn, the other from Manhattan, were arrested.
A witness observed a man used a bent clothes hanger to obtain multiple packages from a Fedex and UPS dropbox that he put in his messenger bag. When the police arrived, the alleged thief was still on the scene and the victim pointed him out to them. The man, a 38-year-old Bronx resident, was arrested.
Thieves entered a construction site and stole copper pipes and fittings valued at $5,570 plus $640 worth of miscellaneous items.
A shoplifter, 22, was arrested for concealing two Dolce & Gabbana jackets worth $1,380 in a bag and attempting to leave the store. He was also in possession of burglar's tools.
A visitor from Canada was walking along the sidewalk carrying a shopping bag containing a $500 Louis Vuitton wallet when a boy on a bike snatched the bag from the 17-year-old victim’s hand, saying, “Ha, ha, I got your Louis Vuitton bag.” From surveillance video, police recognized the alleged thief, a 15 year-old who lives at 220 Madison Ave.
An Ann Arbor woman, 35, attempted to steal $6,702 worth of clothing, shoes, jewelry and other items from the store. She was arrested.
A 30-year-old Bronx man working for Gran Morsi restaurant chained his $1,730 e-bike to scaffolding. When he returned two hours later, he discovered the bike missing and the broken chains on the sidewalk.
A man took two boxes of fragrances with a total value of $84.98 from a display shelf and concealed them in his jacket. Security guards tried to stop him as he left the store. The alleged thief took out a folding box cutter and menaced them before fleeing. A 38-year-old man was later arrested and charged with robbery.
A woman, approximately 35 years old, entered the store and removed 22 six-packs of Hershey chocolate bars worth $176 and put them in her backpack. When she tried to leave the store two employees attempted to stop her and a struggle ensued. The woman then pulled pepper spray from her pocket and sprayed one of them in the face, and then fled. The victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
A woman arrested and released March 4 for an alleged shoplifting spree at Victoria’s Secret at the World Trade Center Oculus had been wanted since June for the alleged violent assault and robbery in Brooklyn of an 84-year-old man.
The day after she was released on her own recognizance for what police say was taking nearly $6,000 worth of bras, panties and pajamas over four different days, Rachel Golden, 42, was arrested again. Prosecutors say that in the course of taking the victim’s wallet, she, with an accomplice, threw hot coffee in his face and pushed him to the ground, causing the man to fracture his hip. The alleged accomplice, Geneva Johnson, was later arrested.
Among 18 counts against her in the case, Golden is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and second-degree gang assault. She is being held on $15,000 bail or $10,000 bond. The complaint quotes Golden telling officials, “I tried to help him up and call the police, I didn’t push him, my coffee flew in the air, it was all Geneva’s idea.”
Police say Golden’s thievery at Victoria’s Secret began on Feb. 15 when she stashed 45 pairs of underwear, worth $990, in a bag and walked out of the store. The next week, on Feb. 26, she returned twice and stole 32 pairs of underwear and 120 bras valued at $1,596 and the day after she took 100 pieces of underwear and 15 pairs of pajamas, according to the complaint. She allegedly returned yet again, this time on March 3, and took 110 pairs of underwear valued at $1,813.
A 67-year-old Brooklyn resident reported that a woman boarded the rear of the train with her at Cortlandt Street. When the train pulled into the Rector Street stop, the woman grabbed her $1,000 iPhone. The victim started to run after her but a witness stopped her because she had forgotten her bag on the train.
A driver left his 2009 Ford van running while he went inside the building to make a delivery. When he returned less than five minutes later, the vehicle was gone. The driver also lost his cell and ID.
Police arrested a 52-year-old Bronx man for allegedly stabbing a 37-year-old woman from South Orange, NJ, in the head and a Brooklyn man, 55, in the hand. Both victims were attacked with a screwdriver and both suffered small lacerations. The man was arrested and charged with assault.
A thief forcibly entered the Happy Science Temple by breaking the front door glass window. Video shows him opening multiple desk drawers before leaving empty handed.
A woman fell asleep on the southbound N train with her purse around her. As the train entered the station she was awoken by a man attempting to remove the bag from her. The 24-year-old Brooklynite tried to stop him but the thief made a fist threatening her and she let the man take her wallet. He removed her credit card and gave her purse back. Her card was used shortly after at a nearby 7Eleven.
A thief snatched a Samsung Galaxy cell phone from a woman, 22, as the train pulled into the station. When the door opened, he fled.
A school bus driver reported that someone stole her wallet from her bag while she was driving. She lost several credit cards, a health insurance card and a monthly MetroCard.
A New Jersey man handed his TD credit card to his car service driver. The driver dropped it and then handed a card back to him. When the man tried to use the card in the club and it was declined he realized that it was not his card. In the meantime, $700 in charges had been made on his card.
A 39-year-old Manhattan woman was waiting for a taxi when a thief grabbed a $1,200 iPhone from her hand and fled.
While a man stopped to get coffee, a thief stole his 2014 Camry. By using the vehicle's GPS tracking system, the vehicle was found on West and Laight Streets where it had struck two cars that were waiting for a red light. The alleged thief, 30, who lives in a Brooklyn men's shelter, attempted to flee but was arrested by police.
A woman accidentally left her wallet on her seat when she went to the bathroom. When she returned, it was gone. She lost her FDNY certificate, Carpenter's apprentice ID, Social Security card and NYS ID as well as credit cards.
A South End Avenue resident locked his belongings in a locker before going to exercise. When he returned, he discovered that the lock had been damaged and opened. Among the items stolen was a wallet with $100, three credit cards, a driver's license and a medical insurance card, as well as a $1,000 Android Note 9 and assorted clothing.
A thief snatched a bag from the shoulder of a 31-year-old Queens woman who was walking to the subway. Inside was a purse containing $500, a $700 iPhone, keys, earplugs, a book, and an unlimited MetroCard.
The backpack of an employee, 19, was stolen from a storage room while she was working. The thief charged $324 on the victim's debit cards. The backpack also contained a $97 ring, a student ID and t-shirt.
Two women entered the store and stole 10 bottles of men's fragrance worth $1,380 from a display rack.
A 63-year-old subway rider became a victim when a man on the platform reached into the car where she sat and snatched her shoulder bag. The woman lost her prayer book, Prada sunglasses, Samsung phone and headband, with a total value of $315.
After hiding four bottles of Revive Eye Makeup, selling for $285 each, into the pocket of his hoodie, he fled south on Greenwich Street.
A man was walking on the plaza when someone bumped into him. A few minutes later he realized that his $30,000 Rolex Daytona was gone.
A man was seen on camera breaking the store's glass door. When police arrived, they found the suspect inside removing property. A 39-year-old man was arrested.
After arriving at the last stop, the train conductor exited the train. He then saw a man stretched out on the train seat. When he told the man to get up, the man punched the conductor in the face and fled.
A 66-year-old Duane Street resident was walking toward the steps to exit the station when a man came up behind her and snatched her cell phone.
An Edison, NJ, man, 34, put $1,770 worth of cologne in his bag and attempted to walk out of the store. He was arrested.
A 33-year-old visitor dropped his wallet before he was about to pay for his food. A man saw it and hid it with his foot, then picked it up and left the restaurant. The wallet contained 3,500 rupees worth $49, and an Indian credit card.
A transit police office observed a man hovering over a sleeping passenger and then removing a cell phone from the victim's hand. The man, 47, was arrested.
A 34-year-old Brooklyn woman was asleep on a stretcher with her bag. Surveillance video shows a man removing it and walking out of the hospital. Police are searching for the alleged thief, 61, who they have identified and who lives in a men's housing shelter. The bag contained a $75 wallet, credit and debit cards, which the victim cancelled, house keys and a water bottle.
A Mt. Venon man placed his belongings in a locker without securing it and went to work out. When he returned a 90 minutes later, he discovered that all his clothing as well his iPhone and wallet had been taken. The total value of the stolen items was $795.
A woman, 47, with a trespass notice from the store, tried to steal three jackets with a total value of $1,050. She was arrested.
A 22-year-old Brooklyn man locked his belongings in an employee locker room. When he returned to his locker after his shift, he discovered that the lock was gone and that his backpack, jacket, shoes and sweater had been stolen along with his wallet containing $50 and credit cards.
A Canadian tourist, 54, put her backpack down for a few minutes while she took pictures of the Charging Bull. It was stolen. The bag contained $2,300, a camera charger and other miscellaneous item.
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A 30-year-old woman who was socializing at Tribeca Tavern placed her wallet on a nearby ledge. A police officer observed a man searching through a wallet in the middle of White Street. After a brief investigation, police returned the wallet to the woman, who was unaware that it had been stolen, and arrested the suspect, a 22-year-old homeless man.
A Brooklyn woman who was en route to school was pickpocketed during her ride; she recalled feeling her bag being tugged. The woman, 41, lost gift cards, a MetroCard, $20 and several credit cards.
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