Crime Watch

| 22 Apr 2022 | 11:10

    Senior Victimized in Geek Squad Email Scam

    An 80-year-old woman living on Park Ave. told police that at 12:52 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, she received an email saying that her Geek Squad subscription was due to be renewed. She replied that she did want to renew but expected a refund. She requested a $100 refund, but the e-mailer said he sent her $10,000 by mistake and begged her to send the overage back so he wouldn’t be fired. She was instructed to send $9,630 via UPS to an Allan Sanstra at 1819 26th Road in Astoria, NY 11102. She sent the money and now is out $9,630.

    Man’s Clothes Stolen as He Was Unloading Car

    A 51-year-old man told police that at 9:28 a.m. on Friday, March 18, he was unloading his vehicle in front of 60 East 96th St. at Madison Ave., removing items, placing them in front of the building and leaving them momentarily unattended while he returned to his car. At some point an unknown individual removed items of his property and fled the location. The victim said he had not realized anything was missing because he thought his doorman had taken it all inside the building. The stolen property included items of clothing totaling $8,768.

    Catalytic Converter Cut from Vehicle

    According to police, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, a 39-year-old man parked a Mitsubishi Outlander in front of 315 East 65th St. near Second Ave. When he returned at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, he discovered that the vehicle was making a strange noise. He looked under the car to discover that the catalytic converter had been removed. The stolen converter was valued at $200.

    Shoplifting Suspect Arrested

    Police reported that at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, a 47-year-old man entered a bodega at 1446 Second Ave. between East 75th St. and East 76th St. with an empty bag. He filled the bag with store merchandise and then left the premises without paying. An employee identified the suspect to police, and Basel Hasan was arrested on a charge of petit larceny. The stolen items, including salami, steak and shrimp valued at $165.22, were all recovered.

    Another Driver Busted for Forged Plates

    At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, a police officer observed a gray 2016 Nissan Altima with a Texas temporary plate traveling northbound on Madison Ave. at East 72nd St. The officer pulled over the vehicle at East 76th St., examined the plate and determined that it was forged. The 25-year-old female driver admitted that she had been driving around for two years with various Texas temporary tags that she had purchased. It was also discovered that she had a suspended license, and Karizma Davis was arrested and charged with forgery.