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Man Fights Muggers on Subway

At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, a 25-year-old Brooklyn man riding the northbound C train was approached by three male teens as the train pulled into the Canal Street station. The older of the three, about 18 years old, grabbed the man’s $250 Beats headphones from his head and ran off the train. The victim gave chase and grabbed the teen’s backpack and regaining his own headphones. The man’s leg, however, got lodged between the train and the platform. He freed up his leg as the three young thugs surrounded him. The victim then tossed the backpack onto the platform and got back on the train. He refused medical attention.

Get Smart

At 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, a 50-year-old Bronx man parked his gray 2013 smart fortwo sedan, New York plates, in front of 106 Fulton Street. He left the vehicle unlocked with the key in the ignition in the off position. The car was gone when he returned two minutes later, he told police. A license plate reader spotted the car at 10:37 p.m. heading southbound on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge. The stolen smart car was valued at $7,000.

Unattended Bag Stolen

A woman lost $5,000 in cash when she left her bag unattended while she shopped at the Zara store at 503 Broadway on Sunday, April 9. The 33-year-old Brooklyn woman told police she had hung her bag up on a clothes rack at about 5:15 p.m., leaving it unattended for about 15 minutes while she shopped. It was missing when she returned. The bag — a Louis Vuitton specimen — is valued at $3,000.

Nike Nick

Police arrested a rogue employee at a local Nike store. On March 26, the manager of the store at 529 Broadway reported to police that between December 22 and March 24, a 22-year-old male employee had executed 15 fraudulent product returns, putting the refund money on Nike gift cards, without permission or authority. In all, his scam had cost the store $3,506. Abram Bryan was arrested on March 26 and charged with grand larceny.

Deliver Us from Distraction

If you don’t pay attention, you could lose retention. At 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, a 50-year-old male employee of Citipak Delivery Systemson West 32nd Street put a bag containing customer merchandise down on the ground next to him in front of 515 Broadway. Something distracted him, and he walked a few feet away from the bag. The bag, along with a pair of necklaces priced at a total $2,650, was gone when he returned 10 minutes later, he told police.

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