Teen Steals 139 Pairs of Underwear and 69 Shirts From Gap, Police Say

By Heather Holland on April 2, 2014 9:26am 

 A teen stole $1,700 worth of underwear and returned a week later to take 69 shirts, police say.
A teen stole $1,700 worth of underwear and returned a week later to take 69 shirts, police say.
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FLATIRON — A teen was arrested after stealing 139 pairs of underwear from Gap and then coming back a few days later to take 69 shirts, the NYPD said.

The 16-year-old girl went into the Gap at 122 Fifth Ave. near 17th Street with three others, who distracted workers while she lifted $1,737 worth of underwear from a display rack at about 8 p.m. on March 18, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

The following week, on March 27 at about 3:40 p.m., the girl returned to the store. This time a security guard caught her taking 69 shirts from a display rack and hiding them in a white bag, according to the criminal complaint.

Gap security stopped the girl before she could leave the store and recovered the shirts, which were worth $1,238.50, records show.

The teen, whose name is being withheld because of her age, was charged with grand larceny. She is due back in court on Aug. 7. Her attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Gap did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Other notable crimes that occurred in the 13th Precinct include:

► A 21-year-old woman was busted for stealing 24 containers of Arizona tea from a truck stopped at Second Avenue and East 29th Street, police said.

Police spotted Starasia Allen taking the drinks, each worth $2.50, out of the truck at about 7 a.m. on March 28, police said. 

Allen was charged with burglary, a felony, police said. She is due back in court on May 9. Information regarding her attorney was not immediately available.

► A 55-year-old man threatened a worker at Elmans Wines and Liquor store with a box cutter, police said.

Ralph Timmons walked into the shop, at 279 Third Ave. near 22nd Street, about 10 p.m. March 28, and said, “I’m not drunk. I just want to buy something,” according to the police report.

When a store employee asked him to leave, Timmons began walking toward the staffer with an open box cutter in his hand, police said.

“I got scared, so I called the police,” said an employee at the store, who declined to give his name.

Timmons was charged with menacing. He is due back in court on April 4. Information regarding his attorney was not immediately available.

► A man who was punched in the face by a stranger inside a Bellevue Hospital waiting room, police said.

The 36-year-old man was eating a hard-boiled egg in a Bellevue waiting room at 462 First Ave. near 29th Street at 8:35 a.m. on March 24, when 34-year-old David Hilton suddenly began punching him in the face, police said.

The victim, who said he did not know the attacker and had no interaction with him beforehand, was left with a bruised and swollen face, police said.

Bellevue did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Hilton was charged with assault. Information regarding his attorney was not immediately available.

► A 55-year-old man broke into a Jeep using a screwdriver and tried to make off with a coat, sunglasses and clothes, police said.

Police spotted Winfred Evans using a screwdriver to get into a locked car that was parked at Seventh Avenue and West 26th Street at 11:32 a.m. on March 30, the NYPD said.

Police saw Evans taking a Canada Goose jacket worth $850, Ray Ban sunglasses worth $150, a duffel bag and clothes from the car, before making the arrest.

After searching Evans, police found him carrying a straw with cocaine residue, police said.

Evans was charged with grand larceny. Information regarding his attorney was not immediately available.

► A man broke into a CVS employee’s locker and stole $160 in cash, police said.

Calvin Peebles, 20, walked into the store at 4 p.m. on March 23, went into an “employees only” area without permission and swiped the cash, police said.

Peebles was arrested on March 29 and charged with burglary and petit larceny. He is due back in court on April 4. Information regarding his lawyer was not immediately available.

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