$15K Mink Coat Stolen From Woman's Chair at Starbucks, Police Say

By Irene Plagianos on March 13, 2014 9:36am 

 Online luxury boutique owner Janetta Kardashian had her $15,000 mink coat stolen as she sat with her daughter at a Financial District Starbucks.
Online luxury boutique owner Janetta Kardashian had her $15,000 mink coat stolen as she sat with her daughter at a Financial District Starbucks.
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Janetta Kardashian, Facebook/Starbucks

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A quick Starbucks stop for some hot chocolate left this Kardashian out in the cold — without her $15,000 mink coat.

Janetta Kardashian, who believes she is a distant relative of the famous Kardashian clan, had her $15,000 dark blue mink coat stolen as she sipped hot chocolate and ate a few cookies with her 7-year-old daughter in a Financial District Starbucks last month, police said.

Kardashian, the owner of an online luxury vintage clothing boutique, NY Vintage Club, told DNAinfo New York that she placed her favorite fur on the back of her chair during the Feb. 18 snack break at the 195 Broadway Starbucks. When she and her daughter got up to leave at about 4 p.m, after sitting for 20 minutes, the pricey coat was gone.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Kardashian, 42. “Someone took it without me, my daughter, or anyone, noticing.”

The loss of the fur coat, purchased from her native Russia two years ago, was a “pity,” she said, but she won’t “cry over things that won’t cry over me.”

The theft also only makes a small dent in her collection of furs.

Kardashian, who ran a vintage boutique for more than 12 years in Midtown East that transitioned into an online venture two years ago, has more than 40 furs, she said — adding, "you should see my shoe collection."

The longtime Midtown East resident said when she called the police they seemed a bit skeptical about whether the stolen mink was really worth $15,000 but then, she said "they saw my last name and they were just friendly."

Starbucks did not immediately return a request for comment.

Other notable crimes in the 1st Precinct include:

► A woman had her $28,000 engagement ring, $3,000 wedding ring, $2,000 white gold necklace and $2,000 emerald ring stolen while she worked out at the New York Health and Racquet Club at 39 Whitehall St. on Feb. 24, police said. The 43-year-old told police that she placed her jewelry in a small, cardboard box before working out, then locked it inside her locker, as is her usual routine. When the woman came back from her workout, at about 8 a.m., she found her lock was still locked, but the box of jewelry was missing.

► A man had his $1,800 Lenovo laptop stolen from bar Killarney Rose, 127 Pearl St., on March 5 at about 7 p.m., police said. The 30-year-old told police he left his bag, which contained the computer, at his table, and when he returned after buying drinks, the bag was gone.

► A woman had her $800 brown leather Louis Vuitton shoulder bag stolen after accidentally leaving it at Duane Park Patisserie, 179 Duane St., on March 9 at about 3 p.m., police said. The 34-year-old told police that she left the bag on a countertop as she paid for her baked goods, then, distracted by her kids, she forgot to grab the bag on her way out. When she soon returned, the bag, which contained her $300 Louis Vuitton wallet, $150 Ray Ban sunglasses and $270 in cash, was missing.

► A woman had $3,750 worth of jewelry stolen while she shopped in SoHo on March 10, police said. The 40-year-old said she realized her $2,500 Bulgari ring, a $500 silver ring, a $200 necklace and $500 in makeup — all contained in a small bag within her handbag — was missing as she walked outside of 565 Broadway at about 5 p.m.

► An 18-year-old had his $800 Bottega Veneta wallet stolen from his backpack as he stood on the corner of Prince Street and Broadway at about 7 p.m on March 1. The young man told police that he noticed his bag had been opened and the wallet, which contained $100, was gone.

► Two spools of fiber-optic cables, worth a total of $4,300, were swiped from the rooftop of 160 Front St., police said. The spools were found missing on March 10, but were taken at some point between March 6 and March 10, police said. Residents and telecom company employees have access to the building, police said.

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