Crime Watch


Car Break-In nets large haul

A motorist paid a high price for just parking his car. At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, a 49-year-old man parked his gray 2016 Honda Accord at the Northeast corner of Broadway and Liberty Street. He went shopping and when he returned at 7:24 p.m., property was missing from the trunk of his car. A presumed thief or thieves had made off with 20 watches with a total value of $3,500, four pair of men’s shoes together priced at $1,350, seven bags, worth $1,050, as well as belts, jeans, luggage and other items. In all, the man told police, he was out merchandise worth a total of $9,150. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle, and he told police he was unsure if he had locked the car. A search of the neighborhood turned up nothing.

Phones Flown

Shoplifters do love their cellphones. At 7:25 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, four boys in their mid-teens acting in concert took several phones from a display in the AT&T store at 217 Broadway and then fled, going north on Broadway. The stolen phones are worth a total of $2,900 stolen.

computer stolen

At 8:25 p.m. on Friday, October 27, a 28-year-old man left his belongings on a bench inside the Tribeca Tavern & Café at 247 West Broadway while he went to use the restroom. When he returned just five minutes later his stuff was gone. The items stolen included a MacBook Pro valued at $2,800, a MacBook charger worth $70, and an iPad charger priced at $50, making a total stolen of $2,920.

Missing Motorbike

It seems that no bike lock can stand up to a determine bike thief. At 7:55 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, a 50-year-old man locked up his motorbike in front of 20 River Terrace while he made a delivery. When he returned just eight minutes later, the bike lock had been cut and his ride was gone. A search of the neighborhood turned up nothing. The stolen two-wheeler was an MCN motorbike valued at $1,500.

Eden Out

The dark arts met the fine arts at a local gallery recently. At 11:39 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, property was removed from the Eden Fine Art Gallery at 470 Broome St. by an unknown perpetrator. The items stolen included a 15-inch MacBook, valued at $2,800, a backpack priced at $180 and other items.