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$17k Clothing heist

Surveillance video showed two men removing two boxes from a truck parked in front of 416 West Broadway at 11:32 a.m. on Monday, May 1. The truck had been left unattended and unlocked, with the rear door partly open. Both thieves were last seen fleeing northbound on West Broadway on foot. The items they stole were multiple pieces of clothing from PINKO valued at $17,100.

Bronx man threatened

A Bronx man told police he was punched and threatened by four youths as he crossed West Broadway near Canal Street on the evening of Thursday, April 27. The 21-year-old man said the men, who he described as being in their late teens, surrounded him, before one of the four threw two punches at him and another pointed what he assumed was a knife. The quartet then made off with his headphones and fled.

Money dispute leads to Robbery

At 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, a 36-year-old man was approached at the southeast corner of Howard and Mercer Streets by a male acquaintance who asked, “Where’s my money?” The two men had a dispute before the acquaintance demanded all the victim’s money and his cell phone, saying, “I have a weapon” as he unzipped his jacket. The perpetrator then took items from the victim’s hand and fled the scene. Police searched the area but couldn’t find the robber. Sammy Ismail is wanted for questioning in the incident. The items stolen included a 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus valued at $750, plus $570 in cash.

Davidoff Rip-off

A high-end tobacconist is now lighter one lighter. At 3 p.m. on Monday, April 23, a man entered the Davidoff of Geneva store at 225 Liberty St., took a $14,000 lighter from a display shelf, and left without paying. The lighter is an S.T. Dupont Phoenix.

How Rudy

Yet another high-end collectible disappeared from a local store recently. At noon on Thursday, April 20, an unknown person removed a walnut AM singlecut guitar from a display hook inside Rudy’s Music NYC at 461 Broome St. The staff only discovered the theft the following day when a 42-year-old male employee noticed the empty hook from which the guitar had hung. Then on April 27, the employee received a call from a pawn shop in the Bronx stating they had purchased the guitar. The employee checked the serial number and discovered it matched the one on the guitar taken from the store. The guitar is valued at $12,000.

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