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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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LULU LOOTER “Om” turned into “oh, no” after five women got their stuff ripped off while they were taking a yoga class in Soho. On Sun., Dec. 13 the five women — whose ages range from 28 to 51 — stowed their belongings in the locker room at YogaWorks at 459 Broadway at 4:15 p.m., police say. All told police their lockers […]

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Benz ‘zipped’ away A clever thief used a fake credit card to get a Zip Car ID, and used that to steal a 2015 black Mercedes Benz sedan worth at least $38,400, according to police. Police say the ID was used at a Manhattan Parking Group garage at 225 Rector Place in Battery Park City […]

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Weaponized hot sauce Two food cart vendors were assaulted and robbed in separate incidents on Wed., Nov. 4 in Lower Manhattan, according to police. A man who claimed to be an employee got into a verbal dispute with a food vendor in front of 17 Battery Place in the Financial District at noon. The argument […]

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Weaponized hot sauce Two food cart vendors were assaulted and robbed in separate incidents on Wed., Nov. 4 in Lower Manhattan, according to police. A man who claimed to be an employee got into a verbal dispute with a food vendor in front of 17 Battery Place in the Financial District at noon. The argument […]

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‘America got stupid’ Everyone’s a critic — including, apparently, thieves. After a man snatched a woman’s wallet in Soho, he ran away shouting, “America got stupid,” police say. The woman, 27, was walking on Broadway on Sat., Oct. 24 at 6 p.m., when the thief dipped into her pocketbook, grabbed her wallet and took off, […]

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