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Postal Problem

And the pattern of checks taken from mailboxes and altered continues unabated. On Friday, March 2, a local business named Nadya M.D. mailed a check to Con Edison in the amount of $1,600, using a mailbox located at East 89th Street and Madison Avenue. On Thursday, May 10, the business discovered that the check had been intercepted, altered and cashed at Bank America by a party other than Con Edison.

Hospital Hits

Hospital employees were the victims of thefts in three separate recent incidents. In the first, which took place at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14, a 60-year-old female employee at Lenox Hill Hospital at 100 East 77th St. reported that her wallet was missing left from a bag she had put in her desk drawer. She also told police that unauthorized charges later turned up on some of her credit cards.

In the second incident, at 4 p.m. on the same day at New York Presbyterian Hospital located at 1285 York Avenue, a 23-year-old female employee left her bag unattended with other employees’ belongings in location she thought was secure. Her credit cards and $100 were missing when she next checked her bag.

In the third incident, late on Tuesday morning, May 15 located, a 33-year-old female employee of New York Presbyterian Hospital 525 East 68th Street reported that her Louis Vuitton wallet valued at $700 was missing, along with its contents, including checks, credit cards and $120, from a desk drawer in her unlocked office.

Priority Alert

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday, May 14, a man entered through the front door of 315 East 77th Street, took an elevator to the basement, and then entered a window to a storage area where he took a bicycle belonging to a resident and walked it out a side door. The stolen bike is a Priority valued at $499.

Sad River

Police remind bar and restaurant patrons never to leave your belongings unattended. At 9 p.m. on Friday, May 11, a 28-year-old woman left her bag on a chair inside the Mad River Bar & Grille at 1442 Third Avenue. When she returned for her belongings two hours later she discovered that her wallet had been taken from inside her bag, containing $100, various credit cards and a driver’s license.

Bronx Jeer

Police arrested a motorcyclist who should never have been on the road. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, a 50-year-old male motorcyclist from the Bronx was pulled over by police at Second Avenue and 95th Street. It was discovered that his bike was fitted with forged West Virginia license plates and his license had been suspended in New York State. In addition, the man had 16 suspensions, his motorcycle was unregistered and uninsured, and a search of his person at the time of his arrest turned up five glassine bags of alleged cocaine. He was arrested and charged with forgery, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a vehicle without insurance, driving an unregistered motorcycle, and possession of a controlled substance.

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