Police Blotter: Week of Sept. 6, 2018


A thief ripped off a sleeping straphanger at the Whitehall Street Subway Station on Aug. 31.

The victim told police she dozed off on a bench on the R train platform in the station at 4 am, and awoke nearly four hours later to find her bag and cellphone stolen.



A villainous biker snatched the phone from a woman’s hand as he rode by on Walker Street on Aug. 28.

The victim told police she was near Sixth Avenue at 7:05 pm, when the bike-riding crook swooped by and nabbed her $1,300 iPhone X.



Some nogoodnik rode off with a man’s motorcycle that he parked on Rector Place on Aug. 29.

The victim told police he left his 2017 Suzuki bike near South End Avenue at 2 pm, and returned more than eight hours later to find an empty spot where his $7,000 ride had been.



A thief nabbed a woman’s $3,000 bicycle she parked on Chambers Street on Aug. 29.

The victim told police she and her boyfriend locked their bikes between West and Greenwich streets at 10 am, but that hers was missing when they came to fetch them about six hours later.

The woman waited three days to report the theft, complicating the investigation, but the peddle-powered vehicle is equipped with a GPS tracker that can be used to located the bike, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

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