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Arrest follows Traffic Dispute

Police arrested a man who struck another with a bike lock. At 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, a man had a verbal dispute with a 37-year-old man, apparently a bicyclist, over what police termed a “vehicular traffic condition” in front of 201 Varick Street. The dispute escalated to violence when the 37-year-old brandished a large bicycle lock and struck the other man twice in his head, police said. The victim refused medical attention at the scene, and Gabor Molnar was arrested and charged with assault.

Scanner Surrender

At 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, a man was sitting in a delivery truck in the rear of 16 Beaver Street when a 25-year-old man wearing a dark-colored jacket walked up to him and said, “Let me get that.” The driver then surrendered his handheld Motorola scanner before driving away quickly, fearing for his safety. Apparently, the man who approached the driver had not made any threats to the driver at any point. No value was listed for the scanner the driver gave up.

Clothes Shave

At 1:15 p.m. on Monday, March 12, an unknown person entered through the rear door of a white 2007 Ford van parked in front of 250 Hudson Street after causing damage to the rear door lock and the passenger door lock. He then removed six garment bags containing designer clothes valued at $10,000 before fleeing in an unknown direction. Police searched the neighborhood but couldn’t find the thief or the stolen fashions.

Leather lift

At 4:20 p.m. on Monday, March 12, a man entered the Theory store at 230 Vesey Street, took items off shelves and racks, and left without paying. The items stolen included a man’s leather jacket valued at $995, two black women’s leather leggings priced at $1,990, one pair of white sneakers tagged at $411, and one black T-shirt selling for $65, making a total haul of $3,461.

Bag Snatch

Police remind women dining out that the safest place to keep your bag while you’re seated at a table is on your lap. At 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, a woman from Staten Island put her bag on the floor beneath her seat inside the Chipotle at 101 sw Street. An unknown man walked by her bag and moved it with his foot before grabbing the clutch and fleeing in an unknown direction. The victim canceled her debit card, and no unauthorized usage turned up. Police searched the area but couldn’t find the thief or the stolen bag. The items inside the stolen carrier included three tickets to a Broadway show, gift cards valued $300, makeup worth $100 and a debit card.

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