Thief Steals 31 Pairs of Pants from American Apparel, Police Say

By Emily Frost on February 12, 2014 9:56am 

 A thief stole 31 pairs of pants worth $2,600 from this Upper West Side American Apparel on Feb. 8, 2014, police said.
A thief stole 31 pairs of pants worth $2,600 from this Upper West Side American Apparel on Feb. 8, 2014, police said.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — This thief wasn't slacking off.

A shoplifter swiped 31 pairs of pants worth $2,600 from clothing store American Apparel last week, police said.

The suspect stole the slacks from the retailer's outpost at West 73rd Street and Broadway on Feb. 8 about 8 p.m., police said.

The gender and age of the thief were not available, according to a police report.  

American Apparel did not respond to a request for comment. 

Earlier that same day, three men hit the Zara clothing store on Broadway at West 66th Street, stealing $1,092 worth of items about 1:30 p.m., police said. 

Surveillance footage showed the men, all in their mid-20s, putting the clothing into bags before leaving the store, police said.

Zara representatives did not respond to a request for comment. 

Other notable crimes in the 20th Precinct include: 

- The hair salon Dramatics NYC had its West 72nd Street location broken into and burglarized on Feb. 5 at 4 a.m., police said. The thief smashed the glass door to get inside and then stole $25 from the salon's cash register, police said. A store employee declined to comment but a company spokeswoman called it a "very discouraging" incident. "It’s a terrible thing to happen for business owners. It’s not a good reflection on the neighborhood."

- A man stole credit cards and a watch worth $25 from a locked locker at New York Sports Club on West 61st Street at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, police said. "We work diligently with the local police departments and undercover police and security to keep the clubs secure," said the club's director of public relations, Lisa Hufcut. The incident is part of rash of locker room thefts in the area. 

- A woman put her bag down on a table at Starbucks on Broadway at West 70th Street and found it gone after turning her back at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, police said. Starbucks did not respond to a request for comment.

- Three men stole $3,000 worth of Mucinex and Benadryl off the shelves of Duane Reade at Broadway and West 63rd Street at 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, police said. Duane Reade did not respond to a request for comment. 

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