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Police Blotter: Crook Steals John Jay Teacher’s Wallet from Classroom

Reports from the NYPD’s 78th Precinct.

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

Teacher’s Wallet Stolen

A crook stole a teacher’s wallet from her bag in a classroom at John Jay High School on Seventh Avenue on Jan. 30.

The victim, who teaches at the school between Fourth and Fifth streets, told police that she put her wallet in a blue duffel bag in her classroom at around 1:25 p.m. When she returned to get her bag at around 2:40 p.m., she found that someone had removed her wallet. The crook got away with three credit cards, her MetroCard, driver’s license and social security card. A similar incident occurred Jan. 16 in the same school.

Attempted Burglary at Cocoa Bar

A burglar broke into a Seventh Avenue café, but did not steal anything after the alarm went off over night between Jan. 30 and 31.

The 58-year-old victim owns of Cocoa Bar, between Third and Fourth streets, and told police that he locked up his coffeehouse at around 11 p.m. and left for the night. When he returned the next morning at 8 a.m., he found that someone had broken in through the basement door and damaged the lock to the storage room. Neighbors told police that they heard the alarm go off between 4:30 and 5 a.m.

Girlfriend Gone Bad

A woman attacked her boyfriend with a pair of scissors, causing injury to his face, arms, chest, neck, and back in a 12th Street apartment on Jan. 31.

The 21-year-old victim, who will not press charges, told police that his 24-year-old girlfriend took a pair of scissors and started slashing him at around 4 p.m. She also punched him in his left eye. After the attack, the girlfriend fled the scene. Police are now searching for the woman.

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