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SELF-MEDICATION Two shady shoplifters apparently suffering from serious hayfever stole more than $1,000 worth of allergy drugs from a Duane Reade pharmacy on Water St. last weekend, cops say. The two men, estimated to be in their mid-twenties, walked into the store at 200 Water St. just after 7 p.m. on Sunday May 1 and […]

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BEATING AT THE BATTERY Two men beat and robbed a man after pulling him out of his car near The Battery earlier this month, authorities said. The man was sitting in his parked Chevrolet Silverado near the Staten Island Ferry at South and Whitehall Sts. around 3 p.m. on Tuesday Apr. 12, when one of […]

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INSIDE JOB Expensive jewelry worth more than $50,000 disappeared from the offices of a media company in the Financial District, cops say. A worker at the XO Group told police that the seven pieces — including earrings, rings and a $25,300 necklace — were stolen from a storage closet at the company’s offices on the […]

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BANK JOB The risk doesn’t always match the reward. A man robbed a Tribeca bank branch in broad daylight last Friday Apr. 8, threatening a cashier and ditching a dye pack as he made off with a measly $530, cops say. Around 1:50 p.m. that day, the 50–60-year-old strode into the Santander branch in Hudson […]

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BROKEN BONES An employee at Nobu on Hudson St. landed in the hospital with a broken jaw this week, after an argument with a customer at the pricey eatery turned violent, according to police. The 48-year-old worker told police that he got into a fight with the 27-year-old diner at 5 p.m. on Monday Apr. […]

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CELL PHONE TO JAIL CELL A Queens man tried to rape a woman at a luxury hotel in Battery Park City last weekend, but was arrested after returning to the scene of the crime to grab his cellphone, police say. The 31-year-old tried to force himself on a 20-year-old acquaintance at the Conrad New York […]

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FASHION FIENDS HIT TRIBECA — TWICE A gang of six robbers apparently hit two different clothing stores in Tribeca in two consecutive days, bagging more than $18,000 worth of apparel in broad daylight, police say. On Friday Mar. 18, a group of six men walked into Patron of the New, a men’s and women’s boutique […]

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TWO IS ONE TOO MANY Shoplifters hit an eyewear store in Soho twice over the last month, stealing more than $4,500 worth of designer frames, police say — and prompting the store’s employees to say enough is enough. The LensCrafters store at 390 Broadway was relieved of merchandise worth $2,318 on Tuesday, Feb. 16, when […]

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STOLEN SOCK STASH A woman paid a hefty price for some grub in Chinatown when she left $3,800 in cash stuffed in a black sock on the counter of a buffet restaurant — in an episode that’s ripe for a film plot. The 44-year-old Bronx resident, who told police the money was her tax refund, […]

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DESIGNER HAUL A thief with expensive taste picked up some designer bags off the street, according to police. The fashionable fiend lifted a shipping box packed with a pair of handbags and a backpack, worth $10,500 altogether, that was standing in front of the loading dock for the Chanel boutique at 139 Spring St. on […]

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