Volume 19 • Issue 11 | July 28- - August 3, 2006

Police blotter

Bank job bust
First Precinct police arrested a 37-year-old woman and charged her with robbing a Citibank branch at 250 Broadway at the corner of Park Pl. at 2:30 p.m. Thurs. July 20. Police say the suspect, Toni Burley, passed a note to a teller demanding money and said she had a gun and would shoot if she had to. A supervisor who saw the incident went downstairs to phone police and returned to hear the suspect say, “Don’t make me start shooting,” to the teller who was apparently stalling, according to police. When the officers arrived a moment later, the supervisor pointed out the suspect who was arrested.


Recovered the gold
A man who walked into Gold Master Jewelry at 116 Fulton St. at about 2 p.m. Wed. July 19 asked to see a gold chain and fled with it after the manager gave it to him to examine, police said. The manager ran after the thief and recovered the chain when he dropped it, police said.


Takes projector
The manager of an 11th floor office at 90 Broad St. told police that someone made off with a ceiling-mounted video projector valued at $4,000 sometime between 6 p.m. July18 and 10:30 a.m. the following day. Many employees had access to the projector room; there are surveillance cameras at the elevators in the lobby of the building, police said. Detectives are investigating.


Locker theft
An employee of Ulysses restaurant at 93 Pearl St., found that his wallet was missing from his locker at the end of his shift at 9:30 p.m. Tues, July 18, police said. The victim, 32, a Bronx resident, lost credit cards and Mexican consulate identification papers, police said.


Bag snatch Downtown
A woman walking down Church St. near Barclay St. at about 6:30 p.m. Wed. July 19 was startled by a man who snatched her bag from under her arm and fled north on Church St., police said. The victim, a Queens resident, 56, last saw the suspect, described as a black man, 6 ft. tall and wearing a blue tank top shirt, turning east on Park Pl. The bag had a wallet with $667 in cash, a digital camera, and clothing articles, police said.


Canal St. grab
A 47-year-old woman who was shopping on Canal St. at Broadway shortly after noon on Thurs. July 20 discovered her bag had been snatched from her shoulder moments before when someone had bumped her, police said. The bag had $75 in cash and identification documents.


Stolen from stroller
A woman who was shopping at Duane Reade, 305 Broadway, with her child in a stroller on Tuesday afternoon July 11 discovered that her bag was missing from the rack beneath the stroller seat, police said. The victim told police she suspected a woman who had held the door open and took the bag from her when she entered the store. The bag had $70 in cash, credit cards, a Connecticut driver’s and a Japanese driver’s license.


Wallet gone
A man who went to New York’s Department of State office at 123 William St. at 10 a.m. Wed. July 19 to change the address on his broker’s license, had his wallet stolen after he placed it on the counter while waiting for a clerk, police said. The wallet had $560 in cash, credit cards and a driver’s license, police said.


Petty cash theft
The management of Animazing Gallery, 461 Broome St., between Mercer and Greene Sts., told police on July 16 that $2,400 was missing from petty cash. The money was missing from the $23,622 that had been recorded in the petty cash register 10 days earlier, according to a police report.

—Albert Amateau


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