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Police Blotter: Week of May 10, 2018

BEAUTY CRIME A pair of thieves stole more than $1,400 worth of makeup from a North End Avenue drug store on April 30. An employee told police the crooks waltzed into the pharmacy between Warren and Murray streets at 3:33 pm, and proceeded to snag no less than 70 bottles of foundation and face cream […]

CREDIT CROOK Police are searching for a pickpocket who nabbed a woman’s wallet at the Whitehall subway station on Mar. 14. The victim told police she was exiting the station near South Street at 6:15 pm, when she noticed her wallet had been snatched. The woman’s bank later contacted her about some fishy credit card […]

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NAILED Cops arrested a man for allegedly ripping off some guy’s fingernail with a metal pipe on South Street on April 15. The victim told police he’d been arguing with the suspect, who afterwards allegedly followed him to his car parked near the Battery and attacked him with the pipe at 12:51 pm. Later, the […]

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TEEN SNATCHER A teen pick-purse made off with a woman’s wallet on Broadway on Apr. 2. The victim told police the crook bumped into her between Prince and Spring streets at 7:45 pm, and that several passersby then alerted her that the young thief had nabbed her wallet. The woman attempted to give chase to […]

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ROUGH COMMUTE A 25-year-old straphanger thwarted a group of teenage punks in their attempt to steal his headphones aboard a C train at Canal Street on Mar. 26. The victim told police one of the would-be crooks snatched a pair of Beat headphones off his head as the train doors opened at the station near […]

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CELL OF A GUY A pickpocket made off with a woman’s smartphone aboard a 5 train she boarded at Brooklyn Bridge Station on Mar. 23. The victim told police she felt a man press against her backpack and brush his hands over her jacket pockets at around 8:10 am, and, upon disembarking at Fulton Street, […]

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VICTIMLESS CRIME A strange man — without use of threats, or violence — requested a delivery guy hand over his Motorola Package scanner on Beaver Street on Mar. 15, and the worker dutifully obliged, before turning around and filing a police report. The “victim” told police he was between Marketfield and Broad streets at 4:30 […]

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CRASH WITHDRAWAL Cops are hunting a man suspected of beating and robbing a woman inside the lobby of a Worth Street bank on Jan. 27. The victim was pulling cash out of a teller machine at the bank between Church Street and Broadway at 7:10 pm, when the suspect grabbed her from behind and threw […]

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F IN ETHICS Three college girls stole a pair of ritzy, crystal-studded sandals from a Jimmy Choo boutique on Feb. 27, but the crooked co-eds later got cold feet and called the store looking to return their ill-gotten kicks. The girls strutted into the high-end shoe store on Greene Street between Prince and Spring streets […]

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EYE FOR EYE A man and woman allegedly maced a cop in a failed attempt to flee arrest on Church Street on Feb. 12. The suspects were among four graffiti artists allegedly caught tagging a commercial building between Walker and Lispenard streets at 9:15 pm, when the arresting officer announced himself as a cop and […]

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