Police Blotter: Week of Nov. 17, 2016


A pick-pocket nabbed a woman’s wallet out of her bag inside a Chamber St. store on Nov. 10.

The victim told police that she was inside the retailer between Church St. and Broadway at 3 p.m., when she stooped over to inspect some goods.

Standing up, she realized that her bag had been quietly zipped open and her wallet snatched, along with the $200 and credit cards it contained, cops said.


A tour-boat ticket saleswoman beat a 42-year-old man with a cane outside the Staten Island Ferry on Nov. 10.

The victim told police that he was at South Ferry Plaza at 2:10 p.m., when the ticket vendor let him have it, striking the poor fellow in the face and head with her walking stick.

No arrests have been made yet, but the suspect is known to be a ticket seller for a nearby tour boat, cops said.


A pack of thieves looted iPhones from the Prince St. Apple store on Nov. 12.

An employee told police that a group of men entered the store between Greene and Mercer Sts. at 5:30 p.m., and proceeded to pillage store shelves of seven pricey smartphones worth $2,286 before fleeing.


Two shoplifters nabbed designer bags from a West Broadway clothing boutique on Nov. 10.

An employee told police that the crooks waltzed into the upscale fashion mart between Spring and Prince Sts. at 5:41 p.m., plucked two Emporio Armani bags worth $2,695 off a table and bolted.


A thief walked away with a $4,000 sack from a Broadway handbag store on Nov. 13.

An employee told police that the rogue was inside the store between West Houston and Prince Sts. at 1:05 p.m., when she spotted her grab a Prada bag with genuine crocodile handles and flee with the small fortune in luggage.

— Colin Mixson