The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
Two Thieves Mug Man on Sixth Ave. for iPhone
Two crooks mugged a man for his iPhone while he was walking on Sixth Avenue on Nov. 8.
The 31-year-old victim told police that he was walking northbound along Sixth Avenue when two men stopped him between Garfield Pl. and Carroll Street at around 10:10 p.m. One of the muggers, a black man about 20 years old, 6-foot-1 and about 250 lbs. with blotchy skin, grabbed the victim and held him while the other crook, also a black man about 20 years old, around 5-foot-6 and about 220 lbs., took his iPhone out of his hands. The duo fled in an unknown direction.
Barstool Purse Snatch at Union Hall
A thief snatched a woman’s purse off the back of her barstool while she was at a Union Street bar on Nov. 8.
The 28-year-old victim told police that she was drinking at Union Hall, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, and slung her purse on the back of the stool at around 7:45 p.m. Just over ten minutes later, she found that someone had snatched her purse. The crook, who was caught on surveillance video, is a black man, standing about 5-foot-2, weighing around 140 lbs. and has black hair and brown eyes. He got away with her $200 designer pocketbook, a debit card, US passport, driver’s license, checkbook, makeup bag and $80 in cash.
Purse Snatch at Fifth Ave. Bakery
A quick-handed thief snatched a woman’s wallet from the counter of a bakery on Fifth Avenue, stealing cash, credit cards and identification on Nov. 5.
The 47-year-old victim told police that she was at La Dolce Café & Bakehouse, at the corner of 10th Street, at around 2:15 p.m. She placed her wallet on the counter, but when she went back for it, it was gone. She told police that she saw a woman, described as black or Hispanic, standing around 5-foot-3 and weighing about 220 lbs., walk off with her belongings wearing a blue jacket. The crook got away with seven credit cards, an MTA metro card, driver’s license and $60 in cash.
Bike Stolen on Flatbush Ave.
A crook stole a man’s $1,500 bicycle chained to a pole on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 30.
The 27-year-old victim told police that he locked his Jamis Ventura bike to a pole with a chain at around 10:30 a.m. on Flatbush Avenue, at the corner of Sterling Pl. When he returned to grab his bike 30 minutes later, it was gone.