20 Pounds of Coffee Stolen From Ninth Avenue Dunkin' Donuts, Police Say

By Mathew Katz on June 13, 2014 6:48am 

 A thief stole 20 bags of coffee from this Dunkin' Donuts in Chelsea, police said.
A thief stole 20 bags of coffee from this Dunkin' Donuts in Chelsea, police said.
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CHELSEA — A well-caffeinated thief stole 20 bags of coffee from a Ninth Avenue Dunkin' Donuts last week, police said.

According to police, the thief swiped $180 worth of the coffee chain's Original Blend from a display at the 243 Ninth Ave. store at about 2:45 p.m. on June 4.

The thief then headed south down Ninth Avenue with the 20 1-pound bags, the NYPD said.

Staff at the store could not comment on the theft.

Other notable crimes in the 10th Precinct include:

► An Australian tourist's Louis Vuitton handbag was stolen while she was texting and waiting for a ferry near Pier 79 in Hudson River Park, police said. 

The woman, 32, was sitting on a bench and left her bag unattended as she texted on her phone at 2:30 p.m. on June 3. When she turned to retrieve the $950 bag, it was gone, and she saw a man running away, according to police.

The woman lost her wallet, $1,000 in cash, driver's license and $300 Guess watch, which were in the bag when it was taken, according to police. 

► A thief took more than $30,000 worth of wire from a construction site near Hudson Yards on May 19, police said.

According to the NYPD, the 16 reels of wire — worth $31,015 in all — were being kept in a locked room in at the site at 555 W. 34th St. A thief removed the lock and took the wire at about 10 a.m., police said.

► A 47-year-old woman hoping for cheap cable fell victim to a prepaid money card scam, police said.

According to police, the woman, who lives in Penn South, got a call from a person claiming to work for a cable service, who told her that all she had to do was put $250 on a Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid card and she would get cable service with no other payments until January 2015.

The woman bought the card and gave the caller the number on May 27 at about 1 p.m., police said. The caller took the money from the card, but the woman did not receive the promotion, the NYPD said.

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