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Lingerie Larceny

Police arrested a woman late on Monday, Feb. 27, after responding to a burglar alarm at the Victoria’s Secret store at 165 East 86 St. Store security video later revealed that a woman had tripped the alarm while trying to get through one of the revolving doors in the front of the store. She entered the store and took more than dozens of bikinis, push-up bras, lacy hiphuggers and other lingerie later valued at $2,113 from store racks. Police officers responding to the alarm arrested the 33-year-old woman in front of the location.


A diner became the victim of some old-world villainy at the Heidelberg Restaurant recently. At 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, a 36-year-old female Upper East Side resident was eating at the Second Avenue establishment when she realized that her purse had been tampered with. She checked the bag and discovered that her wallet and its contents were missing. She told police that she had seen two women loitering briefly near her purse before leaving the premises. The items stolen included a Marc Jacobs red wallet valued at $168, plus several American Express and other credit cards.


At 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, a 29-year-old man left his jacket on a coat rack inside the New York Sports Club at 349 East 76th St. before working out. When he came back for his jacket at 10 p.m., the jacket was missing, along with his wedding band, valued at $600.

Fly Flown

At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, a 60-year-old woman parked her gray 2009 Vespa Piaggio Fly 150 scooter at the southwest corner of First Avenue and 95th Street. It was nowhere to be found when she returned for the machine at noon the following day.

Bad advice

Sometime on Friday, Feb. 17, a 65-year-old female Upper East Side resident received an email from her financial advisor instructing her to withdraw $100,000 from her account and deposit it to another account. She followed the instructions, only to discover on Wednesday, February 22 that her email account had been hacked, and the email to which she had responded had NOT come from her financial advisor.

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