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Police Blotter: Week of Dec. 1, 2016

CHECK FOR A UNIFORM A man drove off with a woman’s fancy car after her husband mistook him for a valet and handed him her keys outside Sixth Avenue’s Roxy Hotel on Nov. 25. The victim told police that her husband pulled up in his wife’s 2014 Infinity Qx60 outside the entrance of the swanky […]

BATH BANDIT A shoplifter ripped of a Broadway drugstore to the tune of more than $3,400 worth of toiletries and makeup on Nov. 12. A manager told police that he became suspicious after noticing a few empty shelves at the store between Murray St. and Park Pl. on Nov. 14, and reviewed the pharmacy’s surveillance […]

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PICKED A pick-pocket nabbed a woman’s wallet out of her bag inside a Chamber St. store on Nov. 10. The victim told police that she was inside the retailer between Church St. and Broadway at 3 p.m., when she stooped over to inspect some goods. Standing up, she realized that her bag had been quietly […]

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TUNNELS ARE FOREVER Three thieves cleaned out a Tribeca jewelry store after tunneling in from a neighboring sushi joint on Chambers St. on Nov. 3. The trio entered the Japanese restaurant between Broadway and Church Sts. at 3:38 a.m., and breached a rear wall inside the next-door jewelry store about three hours later, cops said. […]

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PURSE PINCHED A sticky fingered thief poached a woman’s purse from inside her husband’s bag on a crowded southbound 5 train on Oct. 27. The victim told police he boarded the train heading downtown at Grand Central Station at 10:10 a.m., and disembarked at Bowling Green 20 minutes later when he noticed his bag was […]

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FOOD FIGHT A sidewalk food vendor attacked the owner of another food cart on South St. on Oct. 22, and then took his cash, police said. The victim told police that he was selling food between Fletcher and John Sts. at 9:10 a.m., when his competitor launched the assault, serving up a knuckle sandwich and […]

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BAD BUMP A pickpocket made off with a woman’s wallet and headphones inside a Broadway clothing boutique on Oct. 14. The victim told police that she was inside the diner between Spring and Broome Sts. at 7:40 p.m., when some guy suddenly bumped into her. About 20 minutes later, she realized her valuables had disappeared […]

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CELEBRITY SLASHING A knife-wielding whacko attacked an actor best known for his appearance as a facially tattooed gang leader in “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” on a World Trade Center-bound E Train on Oct. 8. Douglas Drucker told police he was aboard the train as it neared the World Trade Center at 6:05 pm, […]

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BEER BEATDOWN Cops busted a man for allegedly stealing a beer from a W. Broadway bar on Sept. 26 and then beating a bartender with it. An employee told police that he and another server at the watering hole between Grand and Broome Sts.  spotted the suspect swipe a case of beer at 9:24 p.m. […]

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SMARTPHONE SNATCHERS A pair of phone snatchings happened minutes apart in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 24. The first theft occurred on West Broadway near Park Place at 9:55 p.m., when a 43-year-old man took out his brand new iPhone 7 as he was walking from a nearby subway station, and the crook grabbed the $850 […]

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