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Police Blotter: Crook Snatches Patient’s Purse at New York Methodist Hospital

Reports from the 78th Precinct.

The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.

Sick Criminal 

A crook snatched a woman’s purse, with a wedding ring inside, while at New York Methodist Hospital on Jan. 19.

The 57-year-old victim told police that she hung her purse on a hook by her room’s door while staying at the Seventh Avenue hospital, between Sixth and Seventh streets, at around 5:30 p.m. A little while later, it was gone. The crook got away with her bag, which contained her wedding band, identification, and credit card. 

Barfly Crook

A quick-handed thief stole a man’s cell phone and wallet from a table while he was drinking at a Fifth Avenue bar on an 18.

The 26-year-old victim told police he was drinking at Excelsior, between Sixth and Seventh streets, and placed his cell and wallet on the table in front of him. But at around 10:10 p.m. he realized someone had snatched his belongings, getting away with his cell phone, a credit and debit card, and $20 in cash. 

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Please

A crook snatched a woman’s designer purse filled with jewelry after she dropped it on the F platform at the Fourth Ave-Ninth Street station after she boarded the train on Jan. 16.

The 23-year-old victim told police that she was boarding a northbound F train when her purse fell from the top of her suitcase and on to the platform while the doors were closing at around 6 a.m. The woman got off at Carroll Street and took the next southbound train back to Fourth Avenue, but her purse was gone. The crook got away with her $400 purse, a bracelet, two necklaces, a watch, three credit cards, and more.

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