Bus Stop Bandit

| 16 Feb 2015 | 10:47

    Police are constantly warning people to be aware of their surroundings and also to safeguard personal items whenever possible. Waiting at the bus stop is no exception, as one woman learned the hard way as she was waiting at a bus stop on Tuesday, March 19, around 2:40 a.m. The woman, 28, reported to police she was at Broadway and Chambers Street when an unknown male, dressed all in black, went into her pocketbook from behind and took several items including a Blackberry, a wallet, assorted licenses and credit cards as well as $10 cash. She told police that the man fled on foot. He was described as having a small tattoo on his left hand and was wearing work boots, a black ski jacket and black jeans. The total value of the woman's stolen property was more than $1,000. There were no other witnesses and police said there was no camera surveillance at the location.