$10K Engagement Ring Stolen From H&M Dressing Room, Police Say
SOHO — This was one expensive trip to H&M.
A woman had her $10,000 engagement ring stolen from inside an H&M dressing room, after she accidentally left the pricey bauble behind at the chain's 515 Broadway store on April 6, police said.
The 23-year-old told police that she took off the ring as she tried on clothes, and forgot to put the custom-made band back on before heading out of the room.
A few minutes after leaving the store, at about 2:15 p.m., she realized what she had done, but the ring was already missing when she returned, according to police reports.
Police said there was video of two women entering the dressing room after the victim left, but there was no evidence that they took the ring.
Police were still investigating the crime as of Wednesday.
Other crimes in this week's 1st Precinct blotter include:
► Drills, saws, pipe cutters and other equipment worth $12,000 was stolen from a construction site at 498 Broome St., police said. The theft was discovered at 8 a.m. on April 3, when workers returned to the site after closing it at 5 p.m. on April 2. The temporary doors were found pried open, police said.
► A woman’s wallet was stolen from inside her handbag as she drank coffee with friends at the Starbucks at 125 Chamber St. at 8 a.m on April 3, police said. The 45-year-old told police that she realized her wallet, which contained $100 and a few credit cards, was missing when she left the location.
► A man had his coat — with his wallet and BlackBerry in the pockets — stolen as he drank at the Reade Street Pub on April 3, police said. The 69-year-old told police that he hung up his coat at the bar, and when he went to retrieve it, at about 10 p.m., the coat, along with phone and wallet containing $150, was gone.
► A woman had her iPhone snatched from her pocket as she crossed the corner of Water and Broad streets on April 3 at 9 a.m., police said. The 23-year-old told police that she was listening to music on the phone with headphones, when all of a sudden the music stopped, and she realized her phone was gone from her pocket.