The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
Plumbing for Family Jewels
A crook stole over $5,000 in vintage jewelry from a Fifth Street apartment on Feb. 8.
The 44-year-old victim told police that her landlord gave plumbers access to her apartment, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, at around 9:30 a.m. that day to fix something in her bathroom. When she returned home at 4 p.m., she saw the plumber, his son, and a friend leave her apartment. At 6 p.m., she noticed footprints in her bedroom leading to her jewelry box. Upon opening it, she found that she was missing $5,400 in jewelry, including a 1920s white gold diamond ring, a 1900s white gold ring with three diamonds, an Art Deco white gold ring, and four other gold rings with diamonds and sapphires.
Shoplifter Nabbed in Grocery
Police arrested a woman for stealing over $1,000 in groceries from a 12th Street grocery store on Feb. 7.
An employee of Pathmark, near Hamilton Place, told police that he witnessed the crook, a 24-year-old woman, go through the aisles and place food in a wagon she brought with her. At around 6:50 p.m., the shoplifter then left Pathmark without paying for any of the groceries, worth about $1,036. Police arrested the crook for grand larceny.
Burglar Steals Three Laptops
A burglar stole three laptops from a Third Street apartment on Feb. 7.
The 53-year-old victim told police that he left his apartment, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, at around 9 a.m., closed the front door but left it unlocked. When he came back home at 6 p.m., he found that a crook stole three laptops from his home. The crook entered the apartment through the unlocked front door and got away with two Dell laptops and an Apple MacBook Pro, for a total of $2,500.