Stolen credit cards used for CVS buys
Stolen credit cards were used to make purchases, after a woman’s wallet went missing in an East Village bar on Thursday, Dec. 12, police said. Around 9 p.m., inside a bar at 34th Ave. B, a 28-year-old woman noticed that her wallet was gone and contacted the police. An investigation found that two days later on Dec. 14, around 6 p.m., a man allegedly used the victim’s stolen credit cards to buy several items at a CVS at 253 First Ave. The man, described as between 20 and 30 years old, then fled to parts unknown. The wallet and amounts charged to the cards had a combined estimated value of $1,200, officials said.
Robbery at gunpoint in St. Marks building
There was a group robbery inside an apartment building near St. Marks Place on Thursday, Jan. 9, according to police. Around 12:30 a.m., near Second Avenue and St. Marks Place, five people, at least three of them male, followed a 23-year-old male victim to the second floor of the building and allegedly demanded his property. One of the thieves allegedly lifted his shirt to reveal a handgun in his waistband. The victim complied and the group fled the building in an unknown direction, with a wallet containing several debit and credit cards. There were no injuries reported from the incident.
Weekend burglary at synagogue on Eldridge Street
A man is wanted after allegedly stealing electronics from the Eldridge Street Synagogue, at 12 Eldridge St., police said. On Saturday, Jan. 25, around 12:30 p.m., a male custodian, 62, returned to work and discovered property missing, then called the police. An investigation found that the previous day, around 8:45 p.m., an unknown man, described as 25-35 years old, was seen on surveillance allegedly entering through a secured side window, then taking electronics before fleeing. The value of the stolen property was estimated at $400.
String of robberies in Soho
A man went on a robbery spree in SoHo in December, according to police. The first incident was on Wednesday, Dec. 4, around 1 p.m., inside a residence near Broome and Mulberry Streets. A 34-year-old female victim received confirmation of a package delivery in the lobby and went downstairs for the package, but was unable to find it and called the police. An investigation found that earlier that day, a man allegedly entered the lobby and took the package, which had $300 worth of clothing, before fleeing.
Then on Dec. 7, around 1 a.m., a man, 23, was walking in front of 62 Spring St., when he was approached by a man who allegedly punched him in the face, causing pain and bruising, then demanded his property. The attacker took $20 in cash and a cell phone before fleeing on foot. Around 3 a.m. the same day, near Spring and Lafayette Streets, a 27-year-old man was walking when two men approached from behind and allegedly pushed him to the ground, took his wallet, then fled. The victim was not injured during the incident.