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Man Steals $38,900 Ring From TriBeCa Shop, Pretending to Be Customer

TRIBECA — A man pretending to be a customer swiped a $38,900 emerald ring from an upscale TriBeCa jewelry store last week, police said.

The man was perusing jewels in an opened glass showcase at the Kristin Hanson store, located at 60 Reade St., about 1 p.m. on April 16 when he grabbed the pricey ring, police said. He then quickly slipped it into his back left pocket, video surveillance showed, police said.

The investigation into the crime was ongoing, the NYPD said.

Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter in the 1st Precinct include:

► A 29-year-old man had his $20,000 Ducati motorcycle, which was parked on South End Avenue, stolen on April 16, police said. The man told police that when he returned home after work at about 7 p.m. he noticed his 2011 white and red Ducati was gone. Evidence of the motorcycle being dragged, including scrape marks from the kickstand along the street, was visible, according to police reports.

► A 28-year-old man had $2,783 worth of photography gear and electronics stolen out of his car, which was parked on the street at 129 Front St., last Sunday, police said. The man told cops his Canon 60D camera, worth $661, his $569 lens, as well as other photo equipment, and his $200 iPod were swiped from his car.