Police Blotter: Week of Nov. 24, 2016


A shoplifter ripped of a Broadway drugstore to the tune of more than $3,400 worth of toiletries and makeup on Nov. 12.

A manager told police that he became suspicious after noticing a few empty shelves at the store between Murray St. and Park Pl. on Nov. 14, and reviewed the pharmacy’s surveillance feed to find the thief — on two separate occasions — stuff a small fortune in shampoo, lotions, body spray, shaving cream, deodorant, aging creaming, and musk into two bags and flee.


A thief rode off with a man’s bicycle he left parked along Fulton St. on Nov. 18.

The victim told police that he left his bike between William and Gold Sts. at 11 a.m., and returned that evening to find his $1,800 ride stolen.


Cops busted a man for allegedly using a bogus credit card to treat himself to luxury accommodations and room service at a Sixth Ave. hotel on Nov. 19.

An employee told police that the suspect checked into the hotel between Walker and White Sts. at shortly after midnight, when he proceeded to wrack up a $1,580 bill in room fees, libations and fine dining.

At one point, the hotel contacted the suspect’s credit card provider, which informed the business that the numbers on the guest’s card were bogus, cops said.


A crook nabbed more than $10,000 worth of Apple’s latest-model cellphones and other pricey electronics from a shipping company’s W. Houston St. warehouse on Oct. 17.

An employee told police that the crooks snuck into the storage facility between Greenwich and Washington Sts. sometime after midnight, and by 4 p.m. that day had made off with 14 iPhone 7s, a few Apple TVs, and some Samsung cellphones.


A puny wretch failed to steal a purse from a woman after she vanquished him in a game of tug of war inside a Nassau St. subway station on Nov. 16.

The intended victim told police that she was inside the transit station near Fulton St. at 9:30 am, when the reprobate sliced the strap on her purse and tried to flee with it.

But the woman fought back and managed to wrench her bag from the crook’s grasp, and sent him running empty handed, cops said.


Cops busted an employee of a Liberty St. fashion outlet on Nov. 17 for allegedly running an elaborate scam that cost her employer more than $9,140.

A store manager told police that the suspect was discovered inside the store near West. St. converting the value of returned merchandise into store credit using gift cards, which she spent on lavish designer shoes and apparel for herself.

— Colin Mixson