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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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‘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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Six men attack, rob student Half a dozen men attacked, cut and robbed a B.M.C.C. student last week, making off with $2,000 worth of his stuff, police say. The 36-year-old man had left class at the Borough of Manhattan Community College at 199 Chambers St. in Tribeca at 9:45 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 13, police […]

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