Man Stole $800 from Woman's Pocket While Groping Her at Bar, Police Say

By Gustavo Solis on December 27, 2013 9:11am 

  Kafele Carty, 24, grabbed a 22-year-old’s butt and stole $800 from her back pocket about 4 a.m. on Dec. 19, police said.
Kafele Carty, 24, grabbed a 22-year-old’s butt and stole $800 from her back pocket about 4 a.m. on Dec. 19, police said.
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MANHATTAN — A handsy bar patron accused of groping a woman at the Actors Playhouse made off with $800 she had in her back pocket, police said.

Kafele Carty, 24, grabbed a 22-year-old woman’s butt and stole the cash from her back pocket about 4 a.m. on Dec. 19 at the 100 Seventh Ave. South bar, police said.

He was charged with a felony count of grand larceny and held at Rikers Island jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. He pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor count of petit larceny on Christmas Eve and was released without bail, according to court documents. He is due back in court on Feb. 25.

Carty’s attorney at the Legal Aid Society could not be reached for comment.

Other recent notable crimes in the 6th Precinct include:

► A 26-year-old woman was arrested for keeping her rental car four months beyond the return date.

Ashleigh Byrd told police, "Yea, I know I was suppose[d] to give the car a couple of months ago, I think September. I’ve been very busy,” according to the complaint.

The red Ford Focus was due back at Thrifty Car Rental Aug. 1.

Byrd was arraigned on charges of possession of stolen property on Dec. 22 and was released without bail, according to the criminal complaint. She's due back in court Feb. 10.

► A 34-year-old man was arrested for kicking and punching a car door and snapping the mirror off, police said.

Nathan Rennicke was charged with suspicion of criminal mischief on Dec. 20 near LaGuardia Place and Third Avenue.

► A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty to sneaking into the “employees only” section of a CVS Pharmacy on Christopher Street and stealing an iPod.

Juan Suriel walked into the restricted section of the store on Dec. 17 and rifled through a staffer’s jacket, police said. When confronted by an employee, he dropped the iPod on the floor and tried to run away, police said.

The manager at the pharmacy declined to comment, citing corporate policy.

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