Trio loads up on Treos in brazen midday rob

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Three men barged into a T-Mobile store on Fifth Avenue on March 2 and took 20 phones in a brazen 2 pm heist, cops said.

The three men entered the store, saw what they wanted, snatched it up and left. A customer who saw the whole thing didn’t stay until cops got there, however, and police are waiting to review the store’s security tape.

They would have seen it already, but the manager at the store, which is at 10th Street, said that “corporate” needed to approve the official viewing of the tape, according to the police report.

The total value of the heist was put at $1,000 to $1,500.

Dissonance at jazz bar

A jazz-loving bar-crawler had her wallet stolen early in the morning on March 4 — and the thief rang up $700 in charges before the woman could cancel her credit cards.

The 29-year-old woman had been hanging out at a popular Ninth Street jazz club, which is near Sixth Avenue, when she noticed that her wallet, containing $25 and the credit cards, was missing.

Hot for teacher’s bag

A wallet belonging to a teacher at one of the high schools inside the John Jay HS building on Seventh Avenue was stolen from her bag at around recess time on Feb. 27.

The 30-year-old staffer told cops that she had left her handbag in her unattended classroom and when she returned, the wallet was gone.

It contained a plethora of credit and gift cards — including one for Victoria’s Secret — but no cash. All the cards were cancelled, and police have no leads.

Dental low-giene

A dental hygienist lost her laptop and some credit cards when she left her bag near the front door of her medical office when she opened it on Feb. 27.

The 69-year-old hygienist had opened the Ninth Street clinic for business at around 10 am. About an hour later, the mailman came in and said that someone had left a purse in the outer hallway of the building, which is between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

Turns out, the bag was the hygienist’s — and the laptop was gone.


At least two Park Slopers had their cars stolen overnight on Feb. 26, police records show.

In one case, a 14th Street man told cops that he’d parked his 2000 Mazda, valued at $10,000, on 15th Street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, on Sunday night, Feb. 25. But when he returned the next morning, the car was gone.

An 11th Street man complained of the same thing at roughly the same time. He’d parked his 1992 Honda Accord, which has a $2,000 value, on his block, which is between Third and Fourth avenues.

The bad news

A popular Grand Army Plaza newsstand was broken into and robbed of $2,000 overnight on Feb. 26.

The owner of the stand said he locked up at 6 pm. But when he returned, bright and early, the next morning, he noticed that the lock had been clipped and $2,000 was gone.

A man robs a maid

An Eighth Street maid service was broken into and robbed of $900 in an overnight burglary.

The company told cops that the office was secure when workers left on Feb. 25, but when they returned the next morning, the money was missing.

The owner of the business, between Second and Third avenues, told cops the perp got in thanks to a card key that apparently works throughout the building. The money had been in a filing cabinet.

5K bill was theft hint

A 13th Street woman returned home from a Kings Plaza department store with $110 in purchases on Dec. 2 — but a month later, she got a bill for $5,038.65.

The 50-year-old woman knew something was wrong when she got the bill. She reported the theft to cops on March 2.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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