Crime Watch

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Teens mug woman on train

At 9:42 p.m. on Friday, July 21, a 28-year-old woman was riding the downtown 1 train when a teenage girl punched her in the face while another took the victim’s handbag. The two teens fled the subway car at Chambers Street, while a third girl, their accomplice, pushed the victim and said, “No, don’t follow!” The first two then removed from the victim’s handbag a smaller purse that contained cards and cash, before leaving the Kors handbag on the platform. The three teens are said to be 14 to 16 years of age. The victim refused medical attention at the scene and canceled her debit card.

Larceny arrest

A young woman tried to go on a Saks shopping spree with someone else’s credit card and was arrested. At 5:23 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, a 22-year-old Queens woman tried to buy an assortment of merchandise in the Saks Fifth Avenue store at 225 Liberty St., using a stolen credit card. The merchandise stolen and recovered included a St. Laurent jacket valued at $2,550, another item of St. Laurent apparel priced at $2,190, an Iro jacket tagged at $1,265, an Alexander Wang handbag worth $825, and a Moncler jacket priced at $690, making a total of $7,520. Jiajia Chen was arrested July 30 and charged with grand larceny.

Bad Decision

A 23-year-old man taking pictures and talking on his cellphone Battery Park late on Friday, July 21, had his unattended backpack stolen. The items stolen included the $2,000 backpack, a gray MacBook Pro valued at $1,800.

Park Mark

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, a 41-year-old man parked his vehicle at the southeast corner of Broadway and Pine Street. When he returned to the vehicle the following day at 9:45 a.m., the rear driver’s side window had been smashed and missing from the car were DeWalt drill gun 24 V set, a DeWalt test meter, a set of Milwaukee wrenches and other tools worth a total of $3,800 stolen.

Midriff Crisis

Three lady shoplifters invading a designer boutique seemed focused on waist management. At 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, three women entered the Salvatore Ferragamo store at 230 Vesey S. and took five belts totaling $1,975 from display shelves before exiting the store.

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