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Police Blotter, week of April 17, 2014

Teens’ bag snatched in Washington Market Park Three teens fell victim to a thief while they were playing basketball in a Tribeca park on April 12, police said. The boys, aged 13, 15 and 17, told cops that while they were shooting hoops in Washington Market Park around 4:30 p.m., they left their belongings in […]

Thief targets stroller An unfortunate mother had to deal with yet another headache when her wallet was stolen after she dropped off her young child at a Tribeca nursery school on March 31, police said. The woman, 37, told cops she was taking her kid into the N. Moore St. entrance of the Tribeca Community […]

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Cell thief says let’s make a deal How’s this for a deal? The guy who stole your cell phone says he’ll happily return it — as long as you pay him. Police are now searching for the man they say tried to do just that after swiping an iPhone 5 that was mistakenly left inside […]

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Tribeca burglaries Two Tribeca restaurants were recently hit with overnight burglaries, police said. The first took place at Little Italy Pizza, 11 Park Place, sometime between the evening of March 21 and the morning of March 22, according to the business owner. The burglar clipped the restaurant’s front gate and then broke in through the […]

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Jewel burglar A burglar hit a Tribeca jewelry store overnight between March 13 and 14 and made off with nearly $20,000 worth of merchandise — and it may have been due to a faulty door, police said. The owner of Cass Lilien jewelry, at 24 Harrison St., discovered the crime after opening up the store — which […]

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Wedding rings stolen An unfortunate woman lost both her $28,000 engagement ring and her $3,000 wedding ring to a sneaky thief while she was exercising at a Whitehall St. gym on Feb. 24, police said. The woman, 43, told cops that she started working out in the New York Health and Racquet Club, at 39 […]

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FiDi robbers Police arrested two men, aged 21 and 24, early on March 3 after they tried to rob one person in the Financial District and then actually did rob another person minutes later. The suspects first walked into the 7-Eleven store at 111 John St. around 11:30 p.m. on March 2, and asked a […]

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A.T.M. mugger thwarted Police arrested an 18-year-old man on Feb. 20 after he allegedly tried to steal a woman’s purse moments after she withdrew cash from a bank in the Financial District. The woman, 26, told cops that she took out $250 from a bank near the southern end of Broadway around 2:45 p.m., after […]

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Would-be burglar flees Police are investigating what they believe was an attempted burglary at a Fulton St. residential building on Feb. 19. A 40-year-old man, who said he was staying with relatives at the 119 Fulton St. apartment, told cops he first heard a noise coming from the roof around 2:15 a.m. After checking out […]

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Another ‘Green Dot’ scam Police are investigating yet another scam involving theft of money through a prepaid debit card, after a con artist reportedly targeted a Tribeca business on Feb. 5. An employee for Art Et Maison, a furniture outlet at 31 N. Moore St., told cops she received a call that day from someone […]

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