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Boys robbed in park

Two youths had anything but play time at Vesuvio Park recently. At 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, two 15-year-old boys were approached at the park, at Spring and Thompson Streets, by three boys in their late teens, one of whom told the two younger boys, “This is a stickup,” while a second said, “Be quiet, or I’m going to punch you!” One of the teens then pushed one of the younger boys against the bathroom wall inside Vesuvio Park and took $50 out from one of the 15-year-olds. The older teens, one of whom gestured that he had a gun in his underwear, also took an cellphone, headphones and other property from the younger boys. The older boys then told their victims to stay in the bathroom until they left. One of the victims suffered a bruise on the left side of his face but refused medical attention at the scene.

La Mer Tear

Police arrested a woman attempting to purchase expensive makeup using a forged credit card. At 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, a 45-year-old woman used the credit card information of a 48-year-old woman to purchase items at the Saks Fifth Avenue store located at 225 Liberty St., using a forged credit card. Store security personnel verified that the credit card was indeed fraudulent. The items stolen included 15 packages of La Mer makeup totaling $7,290. Marilyn Castro was arrested October 22 and charged with grand larceny.

Gone in a Snap

At 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, a 19-year-old woman put her jacket down at the southeast corner of Broadway and Fulton Street to take some photos. Her jacket, an Yves St. Laurent creation valued at $5,000, was gone when she returned to pick it up five minutes later.

Entering Without Breaking

At 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 22, a 34-year-old Brooklyn man parked his black 2017 GMC vehicle in front of 174 Spring Street. When he returned two hours later he found that property had been taken from the vehicle in an unknown manner. He told police that he had locked his vehicle, and there was no damage to the car. The items stolen included a laptop valued at $2,000, debit and credit cards worth $500, a cellphone priced at $200, chargers valued at $200, and keys worth $50, making a total stolen of $2,950.

Cardigan Hooligans

At 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, three persons were arrested after acting in concert to shoplift a pricey cardigan from the Gucci shop at 200 Vesey St. Brian Colter, 46, Pennie Lynch, 30, and Danasia Lynch, 28, were arrested October 19 on grand larceny charges.

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