Crime watch

| 19 Oct 2018 | 12:24


Snack AttackA shoplifter was arrested after assaulting a store employee, all over snacks worth $12, police said. At 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, a teenager entered the Canal Iconic Magazines store at 385 Canal St., took two bags of chips, two ice creams and a soda and then tried to leave the store without paying. When a male store employee tried to stop the teen, later identified by police as Mister Shaw, 17, the latter pushed the man to the ground and punched him in the mouth, cutting him. Police later arrested Shaw on robbery charges.

Scooter StolenScooter looters continue to wreak havoc. At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, a Jersey City woman parked her 2016 Genuine Buddy 50 at the northeast corner of Greenwich and Jay Streets. When she returned the following day at 7 p.m., her vehicle was missing. A license plate reader picked up the scooter later at Canal and Varick Streets, revealing a man with a white helmet, black backpack, blue jeans and a white T-shirt driving. The scooter is valued as $3,650.

Nightmare PairA couple helped themselves to designer goods in a local Prada store recently. Police said that at 12:08 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, a man and a woman working in concert entered the Prada store at 575 Broadway and took two women’s bags and two men’s wallets worth at total of $3,510.

Crunch CrimeCrime Watch readers know that plenty of stuff disappears from gym lockers that are locked, but unlocked lockers? Fuhgeddaboudit! At 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, a 32-year-old man returned to his locker after his workout inside the Crunch gym at 80 Leonard St. and stowed his iPhone X, Apple watch priced, wallet and other personal items the locker while he took a shower and sauna. When he returned an hour later, his property was missing. In all, he told police the missing belongings are valued at $2,390.

Wallet LiftedAt 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, a 45-year-old woman was returning items to the Century 21 store at 22 Cortlandt St. and placed her wallet on a register. When she next looked for the wallet it was gone. Multiple unauthorized charges later turned up on her credit cards. The victim encountered unauthorized charges of $1,131 and $311 on her American Express Card.