Crime watch

24 Jul 2018 | 11:16

BY JERRY DANZIG

Lot Less AssaultA store employee sustained an injury after a shoplifting incident turned violent. At noon on Friday, July 13, two men entered the Lot Less department store at 79 Reade St. One of the pair took a wall charger from a shelf and tried to leave the store without paying, setting off a door alarm. A 38-year-old male employee grabbed the man, but the would-be thief bit the employee’s hand, breaking his skin, according to the police account. Then the second man came up behind the employee and punched him. The pair fled on Church Street, and police were unable to locate the pair in the neighborhood.

Subway Rider MuggedAt 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, a 24-year-old Connecticut woman had her wallet, containing $175, while she was half asleep riding a southbound 2 train, when an unknown man wearing a jean jacket grabbed the wallet out of her hand. The thief then fled to parts unknown, and the victim refused medical attention at the scene.

NippedHappy hour proved anything but for a young bargoer on Friday the 13th. At 5:35 p.m. on Friday, July 13, a 21-year-old man was hanging out with friends inside the Ulysses Folk House at 95 Pearl St. with his backpack next to him. When he went to leave at 7:16 p.m. he discovered that his belongings were gone. The stolen items included a $1,500 laptop and a $80 backpack.

Tapped OutAt 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, a 23-year-old woman was in the Tribeca Tap House at 363 Greenwich St. when she left her bag unattended to use the restroom. When she returned her bag was still there, but her wallet, headphones and cellphone case were all missing. The victim canceled her cards, and fortunately there was no unauthorized usage. The stolen items included a Louis Vuitton wallet valued at $500, a card case priced at $300, a pair of $160 ear pods and other items.