Woman Tries to Steal $261 Worth of Headbands From Urban Outfitters: Police
GREENWICH VILLAGE — A woman was arrested after she tried to steal more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from Urban Outfitters, including 13 headbands, police said.
Kathryn Mansure, 25, was arrested about 9:40 p.m. on Feb. 24 after she set off an electronic surveillance device at the 526 Sixth Ave. store when she tried to leave with dozens of items stashed in her handbag, police said.
Mansure was carrying 13 headbands worth $261, 14 pairs of earrings worth $220, four pieces of "wrist wear" worth $63, 14 necklaces worth $342, three hats worth $85, a $69 dress, a $14 purse and $14 sunglasses, police said.
Mansure was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, the Manhattan District Attorney's office said. She pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 10 days of community service, the DA's office said.
Other notable crimes in the Sixth Precinct include:
Phoenix Tolliver, 28, is accused of pocketing cash whenever customers bought items at the museum, police said.
The owner of the space told police he was going over financial records and discovered there was money missing from his accounts. He had four friends go to the store to buy things, and they told him they saw Toliver pocket the money, police said.
The owner told police he confronted Toliver and she confessed, explaining that she had wired the money to her mother via Western Union. Toliver told her employer she took "no more than $1,500," but police said $3,500 had gone missing since Dec. 8, 2013.
Police arrested Toliver on Feb. 24 and charged her with grand larceny. Her lawyer did not respond to a voicemail left for comment.
► A man was arrested more than a week after he got into a fight at 675 Bar in the Meatpacking District, police said.
Brendan McCafferty, 22, got into an argument with a 35-year-old man at the Hudson Street bar on Feb. 15 about 12:50 a.m., police said. The fight escalated until McCafferty picked up a glass from the bar and hit the other man in the head with it three times, leaving him with three gashes, police said.
McCafferty fled but his friends remained and gave cops his name and phone number. They told police they weren't there when the fight happened. Police canvassed the area that night but couldn't find McCafferty.
He was arrested Feb. 25 and charged with felony assault. Information on his attorney was not immediately available.
► A man was arrested on Feb. 25 for stealing credit card information at the Crate and Barrel at 611 Broadway, police said.
Police said Nigel Wilson, 24, had used a pocket-size device to "skim" the cards' information on Feb. 16, 18 and 25. When police patted him down, they found a skimmer device and two re-encoded credit cards connected to different accounts. He was charged with forgery and criminal possession of a forgery device.
His attorney did not respond to a voicemail left for comment.
► A man was arrested for stealing from a 22-year-old woman inside Brass Monkey in the Meatpacking District, police said.
The woman told police she was at the Little West 12th St. bar about 2:20 a.m. on March 1 when she felt someone go into her bag, then she looked down and saw her wallet was gone.
When she turned around, she spotted Gustavo Lins, 25, with her wallet under his arm, police said. She confronted him, took back her wallet and told security, who called police.
Lins was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said.
Information on Lins' attorney was not immediately available.
► A man was arrested on March 1 when police caught him trying to hot-wire a car that didn't belong to him.
Police said Artemdi Doe, 25, was inside a parked car at Hudson Street and Barrow Street about 2:15 a.m. when officers spotted him holding a pair of pliers. They patted him down and found someone else's New Jersey driver's license and credit cards in his pockets.
Doe was charged with criminal possession of stolen property. His attorney did not respond to a voicemail left for comment.
► Two teens were arrested March 2 after threatening a cab driver they refused to pay, police said.
Jakwon Ramos, 18, and a 17-year-old friend jumped out of the cab in front of 79 MacDougal St. about 4:45 a.m. and started walking in the opposite direction, without paying the $3.50 they owed the 35-year-old driver, police said.
When the driver got out of the car and started after them, demanding they pay, Ramos whipped out a large serrated kitchen knife and threatened him with it, police said.
The driver told police both teens yelled at him to "get back in the car, get back in the car." Police said the driver got back in the car, drove around the block and flagged down uniformed officers.
When the teens saw the officers, Ramos tossed the knife into a pile of garbage, but one of the officers recovered it, police said.
Ramos was charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Information on his attorney was not immediately available.