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BY JERRY DANZIG

Subway Mugging

A Brooklyn woman riding an early morning R train was punched and mugged of her phone, iPad and other items on Sunday, March 25, police said. The 28-year-old woman was approached by a man in his mid-30s who had boarded at Cortlandt Street. He grabbed her phone from her hand and demanded that she give him her bag. She refused, and he punched her in the face and took the bag, from which he removed her wallet and an iPad. She confronted him as he was getting off the train at Rector Street, but she backed off when he pulled out a knife and fled, police said. The phone was recovered at the Brooklyn Church Avenue station, where someone turned it into MTA personnel. Fortunately also, no unauthorized transactions turned up on her debit card.

Valuables TAKen from Parked Car

Roughly $12,000 worth of property belonging to two Fort Lee, N.J., women was taken March 25 from their 2014 Mercedes, which was parked in front of 137 Greene Street. One of the women told police she had left her handbag and a MacBook Pro under the front passenger seat. Her companion woman said she had left her handbag with other valuables in the trunk of the vehicle. The women told police that they had locked their vehicle, but the car showed no signs of forced entry. The items stolen included a Chanel handbag valued at $5,000, an American Express gift card worth $2,000, a Goyard handbag priced at $2,000, an iPhone 6s worth $800, a MacBook Pro tagged at $800, a Cartier pen valued at $800, a Chanel wallet worth $500, and a pair of Christian Dior eyeglasses valued at $500.

Tool Crime

IPhones aren’t the only items coveted by thieves; expensive construction tools are often on their “shopping” list as well. At 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, a 43-year-old man left his tools at a construction site inside 33 Peck Slip after finishing work for the day. When he came back at 7:30 in the morning he found a number of tools were gone. They had been left out unsecured in a common area where multiple people were working and had access. The stolen tools included a hammer drill, a circular saw, a Milwaukee drill bit set, rolling bag, and hole saw, and other items totaling $1,653.

The Price is Wrong

A man was arrested after trying to take his own markdown on a pricey jacket, police said. At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, a 60-year-old man at the Century 21 store at 22 Cortlandt Street took a Vetements jacket valued at $1849.99 from a store rack and switched the price tag with another tag bearing the price $449.99, according to the police account. The man then went to the checkout counter and tried to purchase the garment, when a store loss prevention officer approached him and verified that the low-price tag did not belong to the jacket. The man was arrested and charged with grand larceny.





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