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BY JERRY DANZIG

Fitting Ends

Two Brooklyn women, a 21-year-old and a 29-year-old, were arrested on grand larceny and other charges Jan. 29 after being caught trying to take several items of clothing from Bloomingdale’s, police said. The two took items of clothing from a display in Bloomingdale’s into fitting rooms but were no longer carrying the items when they left. The clothing was not in fitting rooms either. The pair were apprehended on East 60th Street and Lexington Avenue, and the missing merchandise, two jackets totaling $2,290, and four shirts valued at $319, recovered. The pair were also found to be in possession of a variety of fake IDs, as well as aluminum foil used to block store loss-prevention sensors. The two were arrested on charges of grand larceny, possession of forged instruments, possession of stolen property, and possession of burglar tools.

Second Helping Denied

A shoplifter returned to the scene of her crime and was arrested. Just before 2 p.m. on Jan. 31, a 21-year-old woman from Queens and a 17-year-old from Brooklyn entered the Barneys store on Madison Avenue and, working in concert, took clothing from store shelves, which they put in a backpack before trying to leave the store. The pair were arrested, and one of the two was wanted for stealing goods from that same Barneys the day before, police said. The items of clothing stolen and recovered were one pair of jeans valued at $1,400 and a sweatshirt priced at $800, making a total of $2,200.

The Price of Vanity

A nail treatment proved unexpectedly expensive for one Upper East Side woman recently. At 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, a 60-year-old woman entered the Oliver Nail Spa at 1324 Lexington Ave. to have her nails done. Sometime during her session, someone removed her 18-karat-gold Cartier watch, valued at $5,300, from her handbag. She told police that her bag had been out of her sight for a very short time only.


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