Crime watch

Aug 14 2018 | 11:20 AM

BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL

Woman arrested for hotel watch theft Police arrested a 22-year-old woman suspected of taking a $26,000 Piguet watch from a sleeping 29-year-old man last month at the Dream Hotel on West 16th Street.

The woman, who was not named, was arrested in front of the nearby Tao Restaurant on Ninth Avenue August 11 at 1 a.m. Security at the hotel called police because they recognized the suspect from a wanted poster in regards to a previous incident that took place there earlier in the summer. She also was charged with criminal possession of a weapon because she reportedly had a gravity knife in her purse.

Hit-and-run on 10th AvenueA 27-year-old man reported that he was involved in a car accident at the northwest corner of 10th Avenue and West 27th Street on August 9 at 1 p.m. The victim told police that an unknown driver rear-ended his car then fled north on 10th Avenue without giving him any information. The victim said that he injured his wrist and calf as a result of the collision. No arrests have been made.

Man busted for Duane Reade theftPolice arrested a 35-year-old man for a theft from a Duane Reade at 455 West 37th St. on Friday, August 10 at 7:40 p.m. Police said that the man went inside the store and stole Nacho Doritos, two bottles of Pepsi and a bottle of Chateau Diana white wine, valued at $13 in total. An employee for the store told police that the man began eating the items while standing outside the store, and he was arrested shortly after.

Man assaulted on 10th AvenueA 25-year-old man said he was assaulted in front of Avenue nightclub at 116 10th Ave. on Saturday, August 11 around 2:05 a.m. Police said that while the victim was trying to break up a fight inside the nightclub, the suspect punched him in the face, causing minor cuts below his left eye. The suspect then fled east on West 17th Street towards Ninth Avenue and no arrests have been made.

Man threatened by jilted Craigslist clientA 46-year-old West 20th Street resident reported that he was threatened after he tried selling his printer online on August 5. The victim told police that he listed the printer on Craigslist on August 5 and was contacted by a potential buyer the same day. He said that he felt suspicious about the buyer so he cancelled the deal and subsequently received a threatening email from the buyer last Saturday, August 11 around 9:30 a.m. He told police that the buyer said in the email, “I will gun you down.”