BY JERRY DANZIG
Bike TheftA sturdy bike chain was no match for a determined thief recently. At 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, a 27-year-old East Fifth Street resident left her Specialized Ruby, valued at $2,500, chained to a scaffolding in front of 307 West Broadway. When she came back at 8 p.m. the bike was gone. A search of the neighborhood turned up nothing.
Nail Salon BurglaryAt 2:05 p.m. on Monday, July 23, a woman entered the Think Pink nail salon at 455 West Broadway, went into the basement, and removed a female employee’s credit cards and cash before leaving, police said. The 44-year-old victim said the perpetrator made about $1,000 in unauthorized charges and took $150 in cash.
Credit Cards and Cash SnatchedAt 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, a 54-year-old woman and her coworker were having lunch inside the Potbelly Sandwich Shop at 101 Maiden Lane when the woman noticed that her wallet seemed out of place. She opened her wallet and discovered that cash and credit cards were missing. Later, multiple charges turned up on the cards. Between the stolen cash and the unauthorized charges, the woman wound up being robbed of $1,227.
Hairy HaulAt 3:49 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, an employee of the Duane Reade at 40 Wall St. was walking through the store when she saw that a display case had been broken into. She reviewed the store security footage and the video showed that while one of the men worked as a lookout, the other broke into the case and took 25 containers of hair restoration products worth a total of $1,204.
restaurant robbedAt 9:17 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, a 31-year-old female employee came to work at the Shorty’s located at 62 Pearl St. and noticed that $350 in cash was missing from the register. She checked the restaurant’s surveillance video and saw an unknown man walking around the premises before removing money from the register. There were no signs of a break-in, and both doors to the building and the register were unlocked. A police search of the neighborhood proved fruitless.