Thieves Stealing Packages From Chelsea Building Lobbies, Police Say

By Mathew Katz on June 6, 2014 11:37am | Updated on June 9, 2014 8:22am

 Police said two packages were pilfered from different Chelsea buildings in May.
Police said two packages were pilfered from different Chelsea buildings in May.
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CHELSEA — Delivery boxes with men's clothing inside were stolen from the lobbies of two Chelsea buildings last month, according to NYPD records.

At about 4:45 a.m. May 17, a man walked into the lobby of 345 W. 21st St. and took an unattended package containing a $35 O'Neill bathing suit meant for a 26-year-old man living in the building, police said.

The suspect, whom police described as bald, was caught on security camera footage.

Ten days later, on May 27, two packages left under the stairway at 262 W. 24th St. were stolen about 9 a.m., police said. The thief got away with a 25-year-old resident's brown Calvin Klein suit and pink bow tie, police said.

It was not immediately clear if the two incidents were connected, the NYPD said. 

Other notable crimes in the 10th Precinct include:

► A 63-year-old man out walking his dog on West 23rd Street on Sunday evening was threatened after he asked a fellow dog walker to pull her pooch away. According to police, the man's dog was attacked by the woman's canine. When the man asked the woman to pull her dog back, she refused and called her husband, police said. The husband told the man to stay off the block or the pair would "get him."

Police are looking for the husband, who they said was 6 feet tall, with brown eyes and brown hair, weighing about 250 pounds.

► A 31-year-old man attacked a 63-year-old woman while she was working at event space Studio 450, police said. The man approached the woman at about 11:45 p.m. on May 29, brushed his crotch against her and said sexually aggressive things before fleeing, according to police.

Police are searching for the man, described as 5-foot-7, weighing 150 pounds, with brown eyes and short blonde hair in a crew cut.

Staff at Studio 450 could not immediately comment on the incident. 

► A man's $1,700 triathlon bicycle was stolen as he went to get a meal at the Frying Pan restaurant at Hudson River Park on May 31, police said.

According to police, the man, 36, locked up his red, white and black Specialized S-Works bicycle at a rack near West 24th Street and the West Side Highway at about 2:45 p.m. When he got back about half an hour later, the lock was cut and his bike was gone, police said.

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