Police Blotter: Week of Oct. 12, 2017

Cops say this woman swiped a man’s $37,000 watch on Oct. 3.


Police are hunting for a woman they say stole a $37,000 watch from a man on Oct. 3.

The woman allegedly accompanied the 46-year-old victim to his home in the vicinity of River Terrace and Murray Street shortly after midnight, and removed the watch when he was unconscious, according to authorities.

The woman — described as in her twenties, 5-foot5 and 120lbs, with black hair — fled the location eastbound on Murray Street, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit tips on the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.



A thief nabbed more than $4,000 worth of jewelry that a woman left in an unsecured locker inside a Liberty Street gym on Oct. 2.

The victim told police she stored her valuables in the gym near West Street at 4:25 pm, and returned later to find her expensive watch, diamond bracelet, and gold and diamond rings stolen.



A con artist scammed a Broad Street nightclub out of nearly $3,000 on Sept. 30.

The owner told police he was inside the bar near Stone Street when the phone rang at around 2 pm, and a man claiming to represent Con Edison said he was calling to collect a bill.

The bar owner went ahead and paid $2,905, but called the phone number back later and was told, “You’ve been scammed and we will keep scamming,” according to police.



A thief robbed a man on Battery Place on Oct. 6, taking his bike.

The victim told police he had arranged to meet the crook near Greenwich Street to sell his bike at 7:30 pm, but the man claimed he had a firearm in his pocket and just stole the $700 cycle instead.



A nogoodnik attempted to rob a man on Battery Place on Oct. 2.

The victim told police he was between West Thames and Third Place at 11:50 pm, when the would-be thief approached him from behind and uttered a chilling threat.

“Give me your wallet,” he snarled. “I have a gun.”

The victim made a run for it, and the crook gave chase for a few blocks before giving up the hunt, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

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