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Harry Situation

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, a 47-year-old man was having lunch with a friend at Harry’s Café & Steak at One Hanover Square, where he put his jacket containing his wallet on a hook beneath the bar. When he went to retrieve his wallet at 2:30 p.m., it was missing. He canceled all his cards but encountered a charge on his American Express corporate card for $6,000 at an Apple Store. Other items stolen included a wallet valued at $535, $600 in cash, a New York State driver’s license, and the American Express card.

A Turn for the Purse

There was no joy in Mudville for one unfortunate young woman recently. At 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, a 24-year-old woman left her purse hanging on a hook in front of the bar in the Mudville Restaurant at 126 Chambers St. Her purse was gone when she went to fetch it an hour later. She later found out that her credit cards had been used to purchase items at a Nike store. Besides her black Celine handbag, the woman was missing a wallet, various debit and credit cards, a Canadian passport card, a driver’s license, and an iPhone 6S. Police put the value of the missing items at $4,245.

Makeup Takedown

And the barrage of shoplifting at Duane Reade stores continues unchecked. Just after midnight on Monday, March 20, a man in his 50s entered the Duane Reade at 250 Broadway and took multiple items without paying, including lotions valued at $569, razors totaling $689, 26 lip paints priced at $260, and 50 nail polishes tagged at $50.

Fishy Business

At 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, a 33-year-old woman left her belongings unattended on a chair in the Fish Market restaurant at 111 South Street. An unknown perpetrator made off with her possessions, including an iPhone 6S valued at $549, two gift cards worth $300, a makeup bag and accessories valued at $300, a Tory Burch wallet priced at $200, a pair of sunglasses tagged at $200, a purse priced at $150, and $40 in cash, making a total of $1,739.

Watts Down

At 10:15 a.m. on Monday, March 20, a 20-year-old man pushed his 16-year-old girlfriend down on Watts Street before going into her right jacket pocket, grabbing her phone, and running off with it. He later dropped the and damaged it, police said. The stolen phone was an LG valued at $180. Police are looking for the boyfriend.

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