November 9 – 15, 2011

Good Samaritan victimized
A woman having lunch at Au Bon Pain at 80 Pine St. left her bag at her table for a few minutes when she went to help an elderly man who collapsed near her at 1 p.m. Tues., Nov. 1. After she returned to work, she received a phone call from her bank that $834 had been charged on one of her credit cards. She discovered that her wallet and been stolen from her bag and $3,096 in more unauthorized charges had been made on her credit cards at various locations.

Assault and battery
Police stopped a man identified as John Doe at 12:20 a.m. Tues., Nov.1 who was butting his head against a door of a building at the northeast corner of Cedar St. and Trinity Pl. He was charged with disorderly conduct after he spit at and shoved the arresting officer.

Auto violations
A Washington D.C. visitor who parked his 2005 Hundai on John and South Sts. at 11 p.m. Fri., Nov. 4 discovered when he returned to it at 6:30 p.m. the next day that it had been stolen.

A man parked his car in front of 50 White St. between Church St. and Broadway at 1:20a.m. Sat. Nov., 5 and returned a half hour later to find the front passenger side window broken and his jacket, a knee brace valued at $2,000 and his GPS charger had been stolen.

Occupier arrests
Of the 20 people arrested in connection with Occupy Wall St. demonstrations last week, two were New York City school teachers, police said. David Suker, 43, of Sayville, L.I. was arrested in Soho at Thompson and Prince Sts at 4:40 p.m. Wed., Nov. 2 and charged with blocking traffic with a shopping cart and knocking a police officer to the ground by pushing the cart against the officer’s motor scooter.

At Centre and Pearl Sts. in Foley Sq., Joshua Wiles, 27, was arrested for disorderly conduct around 3:30p.m. Sat. Nov. 5, after a march up from Zuccotti Park, police said.

Gunpoint robber
A man holding what the victim believed was a handgun inside a white plastic bag walked into Lex and Jades boutique at 193 Prince St. around 4:10p.m. Tues., Nov. 1, demanded money and told the employee to hurry up. He fled east on Prince St. on foot with $120.

Mugging couple
A man and a woman robbed a victim who was talking on her cell phone around 6 p.m. Fri., Nov. 4 on the southwest corner of Howard St. and Broadway. The male suspect pushed the victim; the woman grabbed her cell phone and the two thieves fled into the subway station on Canal St. at Broadway.

Shoppers ripped off
A woman visiting from Sweden was shopping in a department store on Spring St, and Broadway around 5 p.m. Fri., Nov. 4 when she felt someone jostle her. She discovered that her wallet had been picked from her bag.

A woman, 55, visiting from Hawaii, was trying on shoes at the David Z boutique, 561 Broadway near Prince St. around 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29 when she discovered that her bag, which she had placed on the floor beside her, was gone along with the $500 in cash, jewelry valued at $600 and her iPhone.

Shoplifters
A man and a woman who walked into the TSE boutique at 120 Wooster St. around 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 30 managed to take a cashmere cape from a display manikin and walk out without paying for it. The shop manager noticed three days later that the item was missing and called police after viewing the surveillance tape that recorded the theft.

Credit card fakes
Police arrested two suspects on Thompson and W. Houston Sts. around 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5 and charged them with using fake credit cards to pay $2,344 for a car. Johnson Mosquito, 22, and Michael Johnson, 21, were charged with larceny.

Untended handbags
A Brooklyn woman, 21,left her bag on the back of her chair with her jacket over it in Greenhouse, the club at 150 Varick St., around 3 a.m. Sun., Oct. 30 and went to the powder room. She returned five minutes later to find that a thief had made off with the bag but left her jacket.

A Queens woman, 19, left her handbag unattended at her table at Diva, the club at 331 W. Broadway at Grand St., around 1 a.m., Sat., Nov. 5 and returned a few minutes later to find it had been stolen.

A woman patron of Tolani, the club at 144 Franklin St., left her bag unattended for five minutes while she went to the ladies’ room at 1 a.m. Sat., Nov. 5. She returned to find it had been stolen.

Forgot his wallet
A Brooklyn man left his wallet on the counter of the Dunkin Donuts at 100 Chambers St. after he paid for his order at noon on Sun., Nov. 6 and returned a short time later but it was gone.

— Albert Amateau

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