Thief Steals $1,400 in Nail Polish on Upper West Side

By Emily Frost on August 15, 2014 5:28pm | Updated on August 18, 2014 8:52am

 A total of 130 bottles of nail polish were stolen from a car parked on West End Avenue, police said.
A total of 130 bottles of nail polish were stolen from a car parked on West End Avenue, police said.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — This thief is primed to paint the town red.

A thief swiped 130 bottles of nail polish Wednesday from a car parked along West End Avenue, police said.

The $1,400 worth of gel polishes were in the back of a 2009 Honda Fit that the 38-year-old owner had parked in front of 75 West End Ave., near West 63rd Street, according to police. 

The owner parked the car at 7 p.m. Tuesday and discovered his window smashed and the polishes stolen the next day at 8:45 a.m., police said. 

Other notable crimes in the 20th Precinct include: 

► A 58-year-old man discovered that someone had broken into his 2002 Honda and stole his glasses and bag of golf clubs, which combined were worth $1,100, on Thursday at 7:45 a.m., police said.

► A 39-year-old woman discovered her bike, worth $1,200, was stolen after she locked it to a bike rack at West 79th Street and Riverside Drive at 5 p.m. on Aug. 9, police said. She said she had locked it to the rack for two hours, police added.

► A bike was discovered stolen on Thursday at 1 p.m. on West 75th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, police said. A 28-year-old woman said she locked the bike to a chain link on a gate at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and returned the next afternoon to find the "old-fashioned" green bike, worth $1,500 gone.

► A 22-year-old man dropped his wallet on the ground at a Starbucks on Broadway at West 63rd Street when another man grabbed it and ran out of the store Wednesday at 4:45 p.m., police said. Police did not have a description of the perpetrator, and the coffee shop declined to comment on the theft. 

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