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BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL

Phone goes missing

A woman reported that her cellphone was stolen after she dropped it near the northeast corner of West 27th Street and 10th Avenue on Thursday, February 1 around 6 p.m. She told police that she dropped it near a bike rack station at the intersection and when she returned about five minutes later, the phone was no longer there. She was able to track the phone to a location in the Bronx.

Man harasses neighbor

A 30-year-old woman reported that one her neighbors harassed her while she was doing laundry inside her building at 484 West 43rd Street on Thursday, February 1 at 7:55 p.m. She told police that the man, who also lives in her building, called her a bitch multiple times and asked her if she was having her “Me Too” moment.

Woman slapped on uptown 1 train

A 31-year-old woman reported that she was harassed by a man while she was riding an uptown 1 train at the 23rd Street station on Thursday, February 1 at 11:40 p.m. The victim told police that an unknown man slapped her in the face while she was riding the train, yelling and cursing at her. She said that she moved her seat to the end of the train car but she said that he followed her and hit her in the face. She told police that she followed him off the station at 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue and called 911 but he fled the scene before police arrived.

Woman harassed by hired help

A 48-year-old woman reported on Thursday, February 1 that she was harassed by a man who she previously hired on Tuesday, January 23 to do work in her apartment at 400 West 43rd Street. She told police that the man started making comments such as, “These are my choking gloves,” causing the victim to become annoyed and fearful for her safety. She said that she cancelled an appointment she had made for the next day and the man reportedly showed up at her apartment that day and asked her, “Why did you cancel your appointment?”

Clothing missing from towed car

A 54-year-old woman reported that some of her clothing was stolen from her car after she retrieved the vehicle from the tow pound at the northwest corner of West 38th Street and 12th Avenue on Thursday, February 1 at 3:15 p.m. She told police that her car had been towed the day before and when she went to get it, the clothing was missing and the tow company did not have any information about the items. She told police that the items were valued at $480.


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