Police Blotter, July 3, 2013

Cat stolen with car  One unlucky, black and white cat was stolen from a Soho street along with its owner’s vehicle two weeks ago, police reported.

The owner, a 37-year-old Hoboken woman, told police that her five-year-old, three-legged Tuxedo cat was curled up inside her parked car when it was stolen Thurs., June 20.

She parked her 1999 green Dodge Caravan wagon at 68 Thompson St. at about 3:45 p.m. When she returned for it 15 minutes later, the car was gone, along with her pet, some of her clothing and a five-year-old Toshiba laptop.

Police noted that there was a camera at the scene, on the corner of Watts and Thompson Sts., but they have not found the cat or the vehicle.

Lost BMW   A man reported that  his BMW parked in Hudson Square was stolen in the middle of the afternoon last week.

The 35-year-old told police that he had parked his black 2006 BMW X5 midsize luxury SUV in front of 487 Greenwich St., between Canal and Spring Sts. on Mon., June 24. He said he left it from about noon to 3 p.m. that day, but when he returned, it was no longer at the curb. There was no broken glass at the scene and the man stated he did not owe a summons. Police checked for the $16,500 vehicle in the tow pound, but were unable to locate it.

Office break-in  An office in Soho was broken into overnight last week, police reported, resulting in a total loss of $3,843 in stolen equipment.

The office building, located at 503 Broadway, is home to Limited Brands Inc., whose fifth floor premises were burgled while the business was closed. An employee of the company told police that an unknown person stole three laptop computers sometime between 10:15 p.m. on Tues., June 25, and 8:45 a.m. on Wed., June 26.

Police said the thief, a male wearing a black ski cap, used the elevator to gain access to the fifth floor, pulled on the door handles several times and entered the premises. He then walked through the offices, picking up three Dell laptops and putting them into a black bag. The three laptops were each worth $1,281.

The burglar left the building the same way he entered it. Police said that one of the building’s cleaning ladies may have witnessed the crime. Video of the incident was also available.

Locker larceny One woman without a lock was also left without her wallet at a New York Sports Club, police reported.

The woman, 26, stated that she had an exercise session at the 503-511 Broadway N.Y.S.C. on Sun., June 16. She said she left her belongings in an unlocked locker between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m., but had not secured it because she did not have a lock. When she returned to the locker room, her wallet was no longer with the rest of her property. She said that her wallet contained her debit cards, credit cards and her New York State driver’s license.

Snooze, you lose A German visitor had his suitcase snatched out from under him while he dozed on a Hudson Square park bench.

The incident occurred from 3:00 to 4:30 a.m. on Wed., June 26, according to police. The 41-year-old man said he fell asleep on a bench in front of a deli on the southwest corner of Spring and Hudson Sts., with his silver suitcase between his legs. When he woke up, the $50 suitcase was gone, along with his credit cards, debit cards, clothing, medical documents and 500 Euros in cash. No unauthorized usage was reported on the cards.

Bag lifter Video footage from a Soho boutique shows a woman walking away with a bag worth $1,800, according to police.

An employee of Saint Laurent Paris at 80 Greene St. reported that a woman walked into his store on Tues., June 25, and out again with an expensive snag from the shop’s shelf. He said that the woman, about 30 years old, took a $1,795 black Saint Laurent Y Ligne shoulder bag down from the shelf at 4:22 p.m. and exited the store three minutes later. She was described as about 5’7” tall, 180 lbs, wearing white jeans and a green tank top.

— Kaitlyn Meade

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