West Village Residents Nervous After Series of Robberies

By Ben Fractenberg on March 1, 2011 6:18pm 

Residents and business owners on Thompson Street complained about increased crime in the area.
Residents and business owners on Thompson Street complained about increased crime in the area.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

WEST VILLAGE — Residents of a posh street in the West Village are worried after a series of robberies in an apartment building there in January.

There were three robberies in a Thompson Street apartment building between Jan. 20 and 25, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

"It’s a surprise to see police here, a big surprise," said a man who has lived in the building for 30 years. "It doesn’t feel like a very transient building."

An Xbox and 40-inch TV were stolen after the first break-in, according to police. After two more incidents the alleged robber made off with a MacBook laptop, iPod Mini, two more laptops and a Louis Vuitton purse, the NYPD said.

The burglar is also suspected in recent robberies on Sullivan Street, the Post reported.

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