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Police Blotter, Week of Oct. 23, 2014

Getaway on Citi Bikes In what may be a first, two men used Citi Bikes as their getaway rides after snatching a woman’s handbag off a bench in the Seaport last weekend. A 36-year-old New Jersey woman had her purse behind her in front of 89 South St. when police say the team grabbed her […]

Thieves get insulin pump & more in car break-ins  Two cars were broken into last weekend in Soho — and $3,300 in stuff was taken. The first break-in happened some time after 10 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 11 while two friends went to enjoy the splendor of New York Comic Con. At 3 a.m., when […]

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Panty raid Like a ‘50s-era trope by a frat house, a male-female team stole 200 pairs of underwear worth $2,700 from a Victoria’s Secret at 591 Broadway in Soho last week. Police say the woman stole the panties and shoved them into her bag while her partner played lookout.  The whole thing was caught on […]

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Prints & bag lifted A tag team of two thieves walked into the Saint Laurent Paris store at 80 Greene St. in Soho last week. While one of the men distracted an employee, the other took a $1,190 handbag from the display case and hid it underneath his shirt, police said. He then wiped down […]

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Motorcycles boosted Last weekend, a 22-year-old Queens man parked his motorcycle at the corner of Spring St. and Washington St. in Hudson Sq. and went to work. When he returned the next day, on Sun., Sept. 21 at 6 a.m., his 2009 white Yamaha motorcycle, valued at $7,500, had vanished. The man still had his […]

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Mugger bites victim A 25-year-old man and woman from Brooklyn boarded the 2 train at Times Square at 3:45 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 13, when a man approached them and accused them of stealing his cell phone. It then escalated as the train was entering the No. 1 West Houston St. stop in Soho when […]

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Tribeca mugging An 18-year-old Brooklyn man was with his 17-year-old girlfriend Monday afternoon in Tribeca when two men punched him in the head, causing a bump. Police say the pair then stole his $100 Eddie Bauer book bag, Beats headphones worth $200, and $40 in cash. The two men fled east from the corner of […]

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CitiBike stolen Police say a 16-year-old male stole a CitiBike from a docking stand at Pearl St. and Maiden Lane in FiDi at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 28. A Sixth Precinct officer observed the suspect riding the blue bike on W. 14 St. and arrested the teen after conferring with a CitiBike representative, who […]

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A vacation picture to die for A Russian tourist climbed a support beam of the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side on Sun., Aug. 24 at 12:15 p.m. and took pictures, police say. Yaroslav Kolchin, 24, went past the security gate to scale the bridge and reached about 276 feet. A uniformed sergeant noticed Kolchin scaling […]

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Rolex stolen A 30-year-old Long Island man discovered his $10,800 gold Rolex was stolen from a compartment near his steering wheel upon returning to his car parked at a garage at 75 West St. in the Financial District at 6:30 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 16. The 2012 white sedan BMW was unlocked and the driver’s […]

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