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Gone in a Blink

Police remind the public again that bringing valuables to a gym can prove an expensive exercise indeed. At 2 p.m. on Friday, May 12, a man locked his possessions in a gym locker in the Blink Fitness facility at 111 Nassau St. using a combination lock. It did not do the trick. When he returned 45 minutes later his lock was missing along with a $4,000 Tag Heuer Carrera watch valued and $100 in cash.

Rode-Off Bike

Even a good bike lock can’t stand up to a determined bike thief. At 1 a.m. on Monday, May 8, a 39-year-old man locked his blue Bianchi Volpe road bike valued at to scaffolding in front of 75 Varick St. while he went into a store. That lock also proved fruitless: His $1300 bike was missing when he returned a short while later.


Police arrested a shoplifter who was a repeat offender. At 5:36 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, a 45-year-old man entered the COS clothing boutique at 50 Church St. When he attempted to leave the store soon after, he set off a security alarm and was refused to return to the store when asked. He was then detained and searched and found to be in possession of store merchandise worth $1,193, with sales tags attached, and no receipts. Arriving police determined the man, identified as Brian Colter, had an active warrant for a grand larceny in the 84th precinct. He was arrested on a grand larceny charge.

Missing Beats

A teenager’s status headphones took on a new status: stolen. At 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, a 16-year-old male youth was walking to his home at 75 Wall St. from Broadway. When he reached the southeast corner of Broad and Wall Streets, two unknown men approached him and snatched his gold wired Beats, valued at $200, off his head before fleeing westward toward Broadway. A search of the neighborhood failed to turn up the headphone thieves.


One young man used a skateboard as a vehicle for his aggression. At 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, a man in his 20s and a 43-year-old man were having a verbal dispute at the northwest corner of Mercer and Prince Streets when the younger man swung his skateboard at the man’s head, striking him in head. The assailant fled and couldn’t be found later in the neighborhood.

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