Police Blotter, February 1 – 7, 2012

Pregnant teen shot
A 16-year-old girl two months pregnant was shot in the elbow around 2 p.m. Mon., Jan. 30 in the hallway outside her family’s second floor apartment at 210 Stanton St. near Pitt St. The victim and her unborn baby were described as being out of danger after she was taken to Bellevue. The shot was believed fired during a scuffle with her boyfriend, according to reports that identified the victim as Kimberly Velasquez. Police on Monday night said an arrest was imminent.

Seek burglary suspects
Police are seeking suspects in a series of burglaries in Soho on Thompson, Prince, Spring and Wooster Sts between Dec. 28 and Jan. 23. The entries were made through windows on fire escapes.

Two apartments on Prince St. were the targets, one on Dec. 28 and the other on Jan. 23. On Dec. 28 a burglar made off with a laptop computer and a necklace valued at $500 from one Prince St. apartment. The same day a laptop was taken from a Thompson St. apartment while the resident was out. On Jan. 23 another resident of Prince St. returned home from a vacation to find that jewelry with a total value of $23,000 had been taken while she was away.

 Teen marauders
A group of between 10 and 12 males between the ages if 18 and 20 walked into Angelina’s Clothing boutique, 448 Broome St. near Broadway around 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 24 grabbed 22 women’s sheepskin coats from the racks and fled without paying for them, police said. The coats were valued from $950 to $1,150 each. There were no arrests.

Cell phone snatches
A Soho resident was talking on her cellphone while walking home around 6:35 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 26 when a mugger came up behind her in front of 111 Sullivan St., snatched her phone and then grabbed her bag and fled, police said. A passerby chased the thief and was able to retrieve the victim’s cell phone, police said.

Another woman was talking on her cell phone while at the northwest corner of Mercer and Prince Sts. around 6:30 p.m. the same day when a short young man wearing a gray jacket, blue jeans and sneakers came up behind her grabbed the phone and fled north on Mercer St.

Subway phone snatches
A transit cop saw a suspect picking a cellphone from the pocket of a sleeping passenger at the Whitehall St. subway station around 5 a.m. Sat. Jan. 28. The officer arrested Jimmy Davis, 29, and charged him with larceny. Police said Davis “is known to the department,” indicating previous similar arrests.

A woman waiting for a C train on the Brooklyn-bound platform of the Fulton and Nassau St. platform was on her cell phone around 9:30 p.m. Wed., Jan.25 when a man about 18, snatched the phone from her hand and fled.

Photo shoot theft
A photographer shooting an event at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27 in an 11th floor studio in 250 Hudson St. near Dominic St. asked a man he thought was an employee where he could leave one of his cameras and a lens. He returned to the designated room two hours later and discovered the camera and lens, with a total value of $4,249, had been stolen.

Car break-in
A Greenfield, N.J. woman, 20 parked her car at the corner of Vandam and Greenwich Sts. around 10:30p.m. Fri., Jan. 27, and went to a nearby club for three hours. She returned to find a rear window had been smashed with a brick and her bag, with her wallet, driver’s license, checkbook and credit cards, stolen.

— Albert Amateau

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