Police Blotter, Week of Feb. 13, 2013

Trunk show heist?
Over $8,000 worth of clothing was stolen from a man’s parked car in Lower Manhattan.

The victim, a 46-year-old man, reported to police that his gray 2011 Range Rover Sport HSE had been broken into while it was parked in front of 8 Spruce St. on Sat., Feb. 9 between the hours of 8:45 p.m. and midnight.

The Bronx resident had left the car while visiting a FiDi friend and when he returned to the vehicle, he discovered that the property had been taken. No windows were broken, but he said that the rear hatch door had been slightly misaligned, indicating the possibility that it had been jimmied open. There was no indication the alarm had been triggered. Video surveillance may be available from the building’s manager.

The stolen property (enough to stock a small clothing store) included Coach, custom, and Brooks Brothers briefcases equaling $1,800; a $1,800 Corneliani coat; $1,700 in shirts from Bhambi’s Custom Tailors, $439 in ski apparel, $400 in swimsuits, $400 in summer dresses, $300 Steve Madden shoes, scarves, sweaters and sunglasses, not to mention the $800 suitcase.

Lounger loses wallet
Another unattended wallet was stolen at the M1-5 Lounge, the second theft in the nightclub in recent weeks.

Police stated that a woman, 28, lodged a complaint that her wallet had been taken from her jacket pocket when she left it hanging on the back of her chair at the 52 Walker St. location on Thurs., Feb. 7 at about 9:45 p.m.

The wallet contained two credit cards, both of which were charged at unknown locations before they were cancelled, her driver’s license, $20 in cash and a $15 MetroCard.

Less than a month ago, a 33-year-old woman contacted the First Police Precinct to report that over $1,000 in missing property, including her cell phone had been stolen when she left her bag unattended at the Tribeca club on Fri., Jan. 25.

Bums more than a smoke
A not-so-friendly fellow smoker took more than a light from his target.

The woman, 25, told police that she was walking along John St. and smoking a cigarette at 1:10 a.m. On Thurs., Feb. 7. She was approached outside 15 John St. by a man who asked her for a cigarette. When she reached for her pocket, he grabbed her purse from her hand and fled. The victim, who was not injured, said her bag contained her debit card and $30 in cash.

A police canvas turned up negative results but video surveillance may be available from a building across the street. Police are seeking a 30-year-old male, about 5 10”.

– Kaitlyn Meade

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