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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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LATE-NIGHT KNIFE ATTACK A 22-year-old man was slashed in the Financial District on Monday night, police say. The intoxicated victim was walking along Cliff St. near the corner with John St. around 11:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 15 when he got into an argument with a man on the street, cops said. The passer-by pulled […]

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SUBWAY KNOCKOUT Two men knocked out a teenager on a northbound A train on Sunday night, after they stole his wallet and threatened him with a knife, police say. The 19-year-old victim was on his way to his home in the Bronx just after midnight on Monday Feb. 1, when one of the perps took […]

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HUNGRY REDHEAD Police say a hapless, knife-wielding mugger with a distinctive red dye job had a snack attack at a Spring St. store last week. He was caught on camera at the Spring Iconic Sweet Shop near Sullivan St. at around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 3 when he grabbed two $1.49 bags of Cheetos […]

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SIDEWALK STICKUP A man and a woman were held up at gunpoint in Soho shortly before midnight on Saturday Jan. 16, police say. The victims, who live on the Upper East and West Sides, were walking to the subway around 11:30 p.m. when they were stopped by two men in front of 143 Prince St., […]

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Second choice A robbery victim wouldn’t give up her ring, so the thief settled for some cash. On Tuesday Jan. 12, a man — described as 5-foot-6 — went into Ayouwan Grocery on Church St. in Tribeca at 10:55 p.m brandishing a knife, according to the report. He first demanded a gold ring from a […]

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Cops trick alleged trickster Police nabbed a man accused of posing as a wounded war veteran to fraudulently lease a BMW by getting him to walk right into the Tenth Precinct. On Wed., Dec. 30, the N.Y.P.D received information that a 2016 BMW X3 — a luxury SUV starting at $38,950 — was obtained through […]

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Beauty bandit A woman stole 133 bottles of Essie-brand nail polish from a Duane Reade late on Christmas Day, bagging $1,130 worth of the stuff, police say. According to the report, the cuticle criminal was caught on camera loading the bottles into a shopping bag before leaving the store at 100 Broadway just after 10pm. […]

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