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Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 20, 2014

Failed bank robbery in Tribeca It is like a scene from a movie: a man walks into a bank, hands the teller a note demanding money and he walks out with the loot. In the real scenario that happened at the Valley National Bank in Tribeca last week, there was a twist — the would-be […]

Cars stolen at gunpoint A trio of thieves threatened a Tribeca parking attendant with a silver handgun, forcing him to go upstairs, where they tied him up with duct tape. Police say the thieves then stole three cars: a 2010 gray Audi, valued at $21,000; a 2012 blue Range Rover, valued at $50,000; and a […]

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Teens arrested for attacking newsstand worker Police arrested three teenagers, for throwing candy and then assaulting a 67-year-old newsstand worker at the corner of Pearl and Whitehall Sts. in the Financial District last week. After the three threw the candy, police say the newsstand worker exited and approached them. The police interviewed five witnesses, two […]

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Drunk van thief nabbed at checkpoint  A man was arrested for stealing a delivery van after being stopped at a police checkpoint last week near City Hall. As a companion, police say he had an 18-pack of Bud in the passenger seat — with six cans already drunk. It all started at 6:15 a.m. on […]

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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 […]

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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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