Robbery in a taxi ride
A taxi passenger was robbed by two men in the early morning hours of Jan. 12, police said. Around 2:50 a.m., a 23-year-old male victim got into a taxi near Jane and Washington Streets, when two men also entered the cab and told the driver to begin driving, according to officials. The two men then allegedly demanded the victim’s wallet while pressing an unknown hard object against the victim’s body, police said. The victim complied and the robbers fled the vehicle with the victim’s wallet. They allegedly used the victim’s credit cards to purchase about $4,000 worth of items in the Soho area.
Thousands in goods stolen in Soho shop
There was a burglary at the Jimmy Choo store at 111 Greene St., on Tuesday, Jan. 14, police said. Around 12:45 a.m., three men allegedly entered the store by breaking the front door glass with an unknown object. While inside, they took a large amount of handbags and wallets from the shelves, according to officials, with a total value around $36,000. They fled the location in a black four-door sedan to parts unknown.
Deli robbery on Rivington Street
A deli at 127 Rivington St. was robbed late at night on Sunday, Jan. 12, according to police. At 11:35 p.m., a man entered the store and allegedly implied that he had a weapon, police said, and demanded cash from the 46-year-old employee behind the register. The thief, described as 20-30 years old, then went behind the counter and allegedly took about $1,000 in cash from the register, then fled east on Rivington Street. No injuries were reported.
Wallet goes missing at West 4th Street
A wallet theft in a subway station led to unauthorized credit card purchases, according to police. On Dec. 8, at 4 p.m., a 20-year-old woman was inside the West 4 Street subway station, when she discovered that her wallet was missing from her purse. A woman was observed using the victim’s credit card to make several unauthorized purchases at several locations in the 34th Street Herald Square area, according to police, who released a surveillance image of the female suspect.