Police beat

Bags snagged from thrift shop


A woman checking out a thrift shop in Kingsbridge may have been so enthralled by the offerings, she momentarily forgot about stuff she owned.

The 38-year-old told cops she left her bag unattended in the restroom while shopping at the MyUnique thrift store, 218 W. 234th St., a little before 7 p.m., on Sept. 23. Barely 20 minutes had passed before she realized her bag — containing her driver’s license, Bank of America credit card, her children’s medical insurance cards, two gift cards, and $115 cash — had vanished.

But that wasn’t the end of it, because thievery struck again at the store last weekend.

A 61-year-old woman told cops she was shopping at the same store just a couple weeks later, last Sunday, sometime between 4:30 and 5 p.m., when a stealthy purse snatcher grabbed hers — containing “all of her information,” police said — while she was bending down.

The woman lost Visa credit cards, an iPhone 6 and a charger, a brown, mid-size Coach purse valued at $200, several debit cards, and $245 cash.

Garage no haven

Motorcycles just aren’t safe these days, even tucked away off the street.

A 45-year-old man told police he parked his 2007 Suzuki motorbike in a basement garage of a building on the 2800 block of Webb Avenue in Kingsbridge Heights around 9:30 p.m., on Sept. 18. He returned the next morning around 7:30 a.m., but the bike was gone.

Police valued it at $7,000.

Benz driver leaves keys for thieves

At a time when auto-related crimes persist in the 50th Precinct, leaving keys in the car may not be the wisest move — especially if the ride in question is something as flashy as a Mercedes.

A 32-year-old told police he parked his black 2017 Mercedes Benz E 300 sedan in a parking lot behind a building on the 290 block of West 231st Street in Kingsbridge around 4:15 a.m., on Sept. 14.

The guy wasn’t overly cautious, leaving the keys in the car while he went inside the building to work, police said, before returning a half-hour later to find the Benz — valued at $60,000 — missing.

Child cedes his
sandwich to knifeman

A guy reportedly pulled a knife on an 11-year-old over a sandwich.

It happened in front of 80 Knolls Crescent in Spuyten Duyvil, where the kid was sitting in a car waiting for his father, police said, around 9 p.m., on Oct. 4. That’s when his alleged attacker — described as an “unknown white male” — pulled out a blade, threatening the youngster and snatching his sandwich, all before his father made it back to the car.

Fortunately, the kid wasn’t harmed, police said, but couldn’t offer a more detailed description of the perpetrator.