Coffee clashes at popular chain

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Two women were pick-pocketed at two franchises of the same coffee chain within 30 minutes of each other on July 21.

The first incident occurred at 11:30 am at the shop on Court at Joralemon streets, where a 48-year-old woman’s wallet disappeared shortly after buying coffee. The woman lost $140 in cash, ID and credit cards.

A similar, but more blatant, theft occurred at noon, at the coffee chain’s Front Street store.

After a woman bought coffee, she noticed her purse was lighter and watched a woman fleeing the store, at the corner of Main Street.

When the victim gave chase, the perp dropped the wallet and fled in an SUV, said police.

The wallet was recovered.

Pregnant crime

A man was arrested for robbing a nine-month-pregnant woman — after first soliciting her for sex — near the corner of Jay and Willoughby streets on July 22.

The woman was walking at around 9 pm when the man approached and made his sordid solicitation. When the woman refused, he demanded that she “take everything out of her pockets.”

The woman gave up $263. A suspect was later cuffed, and money was recovered.

Bad company

A woman arrived home after a month-long vacation to find thousands of dollars worth of jewelry missing from her Jay Street apartment.

Police said that the apartment, near Plymouth Street, was not broken into, and questioned the woman’s roommate.

She denied taking the jewels, but admitted that she’d had “numerous friends over” during her pal’s vacation.

Foul find

A foul smell led police to find a dead woman in her apartment on July 21.

Residents of the building, which is on Monroe Place between Clark and Pierrepoint streets, reported a bad smell in the hallway of the fifth floor.

The smell led to an apartment where a 59-year-old woman was found lying dead on her bed.

The woman lived alone, and police do not suspect foul play.

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