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BY JERRY DANZIG

Sentra Booty

It appears that a man needed an overnight sentry for his Nissan Sentra. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, a 60-year-old man from Queens parked his 2016 model at the Northeast corner of Wall and William Streets. The car was gone when he returned the next morning. A license plate camera recorded the car heading outbound on the RFK Triborough Bridge that morning. The Sentra’s value was given as $15,000.

Oculus Occurrence

Ah, spring, when some young men’s thoughts turn to – stealing iPhones! At 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, two men entered the Apple Store located at the World Trade Center Oculus C level 1 and took two of the precious communications devices from the display wall. The stolen phones were a silver 128 GB iPhone 7 and a gold 128 GB iPhone 7 with a total value of $1,498.

Hugger Muggers

One young man from Staten Island will have to be more careful choosing which school friends he hugs. At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, a 17-year-old gave a friend a hug in front of 4 South Street while a second friend accompanying the first took the victim’s wallet from his pocket, according to a police account. The two so-called friends then fled in an unknown direction. The victim told police he knows the two perpetrators, and they all go to the same school. Rayqwaun Turpin, 18, and Walter Franks, 16, were arrested May 2 and charged with grand larceny. The items stolen were a black wallet valued at $320, school and New York City IDs, and $300 in cash.

Under Blunder

Police remind female bar and restaurant patrons that the best place to keep your pocketbook when you’re seated is in your lap. At 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1, a 46-year-old woman put her pocketbook under the table in the Dos Caminos Mexican restaurant at 475 West Broadway. When she went to pay, she found that her pocketbook had been knocked over and her wallet was missing from inside. The woman, presumably a traveler from Germany, lost her visa, a bank card, a driver’s license, and a museum membership card.





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