Crime watch

| 24 Sep 2018 | 12:37


Subway Knife AssaultA New Jersey man was cut by a knife-wielding man on the A train platform of the Chambers Street/World Trade Center station following an early afternoon dispute on Sept. 14, police said. The 37-year-old man, from Plainfield, argued with a stranger who then lunged at the man and stabbed him, cutting him on his torso. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital conscious and alert. Police did not release his condition or whether an arrest was made.

SwapliftingTwo big-ticket shoplifting incidents inside the RealReal store at 80 Wooster St. were reported to police on Friday. In the first incident, which occurred at 3:48 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, a man came into the store and, while the ring displays were out on the counter, concealed an expensive ring before leaving the location without paying. The stolen item was an engagement ring valued at $61,495. At 8 p.m. on Monday, September 10, a man entered the store and swapped his own watch for a Rolex.

Construction Tools StolenAt 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, a 42-year-old male employee of BTR Innovative Builders Inc. arrived for work at a construction site at 53 Mercer St. and found a lock box inside the site pried open with tools missing. Other tools were found missing throughout the site as well. There were no signs of forced entry; the combination lock on the front door was intact, and 12 workers knew the combination. The missing items included a laser valued at $3,500, a floor nailer, a chipping gun, a hammer drill and other tools reportedly worth a total of $5,860.

Chanel SurfingAt 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, a woman walked into Bluemercury beauty and spa store at 275 Greenwich St. and took beauty items valued totaling more than $4,000, police said. The woman grabbed Chanel and La Crème products, among others, and fled the store, hopped in a Toyota Camry and drove off.