Thrift shop jewelry theft
A thrift shop had over $6,000 worth of merchandise stolen on Thursday, Nov. 14, police said. Around 2 p.m., a man entered the Cure Thrift Shop, at 111 E. 12 St., and allegedly took jewelry from over the counter while the store clerk was helping other customers, officials said. The man then allegedly fled with property valued around $6,375, according to police. There were no reported injuries.
Astor Place purchases with stolen card
A stolen credit card was used to make several purchases near Astor Place on Saturday, Nov. 9, according to police. Around 4:15 a.m., a man allegedly used a Chase credit card, which belonged to a 23-year-old victim, at CVS, Walgreens and Duane Reade stores near 101 Astor Place. The card had previously been reported stolen, police said, and the unauthorized purchases totaled around $300.
Older man robbed by stranger he met in East Village club
A man was robbed by a man he met at an East Village club, officials said. On Nov. 17, around 9:30 p.m., a 63-year-old man met another man inside Club Cummings, at 505 E. 6 St. After some time, the two left the club together, police said, and were walking along the sidewalk, when the man allegedly reached into the victim’s bag and took his wallet, before fleeing.
Robbed at knife point by new acquaintance
A man was robbed on Nov. 8 by a woman he had just met, according to police. Around 11:45 a.m., inside an apartment at 227 Cherry St., a 51-year-old man was with a woman he met earlier in the day, when the woman allegedly produced a knife and demanded his bank card and PIN number. The male complied, officials said, and the woman left the location and then allegedly took $2,000 from an ATM at 183 Canal St. before fleeing. There were no reported injuries from the incident.
— Gabe Herman