Man Who Refuses to Pay Prostitute Gets Wallet and iPhone Stolen, Police Say
FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A prostitute swiped $200 and an iPhone from a man after he refused to pay for her services, police said.
The 24-year-old victim told police he met a young woman while partying at The Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District early in the morning of Feb. 16, and the two eventually headed back to his hotel room at the Millenium Hilton Hotel, without him knowing that she was a prostitute, the NYPD said.
Soon after the pair made their way to the 55 Church St. hotel, sometime after 2 a.m., the young woman let the man know he’d have to pay up if their night together was to continue.
When the man refused, she quickly left, and he realized his iPhone and wallet, which contained $200 in cash, were gone.
Police were still investigating the incident as of Thursday.
Other recent crimes in the 1st Precinct include:
► A man had his wallet, North Face parka and winter boots stolen as he worked out at Planet Fitness on Feb. 15 at about 11:30 a.m., police said. The victim found his lock broken when he returned to his locker at the 25 Broadway gym, and his clothes and wallet were missing, police said.
The gym is no stranger to break-ins — in January, four gym lockers were broken into, with more than $400 stolen. Police said this week that they were meeting with the gym management to discuss better security.
► Two women stole a $2,000 women’s handbag from Saint Laurent at 80 Greene St. on Feb. 15 at about 5:15 p.m., police said. The two shoplifters walked in, quickly grabbed the item, then headed out, the NYPD said.
► An employee of County-Wide Insurance at 40 Wall St. had his credit card stolen from his desk, police said. The victim told officers he realized his card was missing several hours after making an online purchase for his wife. The stolen card had $435 in charges from Best Buy and $3.75 from Starbucks, police said.