SOHO — A 33-year-old musician who played at the Bleecker Street bar the Back Fence on Saturday night returned to his car after the show to find that his prized guitars had been stolen, police said.
The man told police that when he returned to his Chevrolet station wagon parked at Wooster and Prince streets about 4 a.m. Sunday, a $3,300 C.F. Martin acoustic guitar, a $450 Takamine acoustic guitar and other gear valued at $2,250 he had left inside starting at midnight while playing the show were missing.
Police said they had no surveillance footage that captured the break-in, and no arrests had been made as of Tuesday.
Other notable recent crimes in the NYPD's 1st Precinct include:
► A 41-year-old woman lost $6,400 after a thief snatched her wallet stuffed with $3,000 cash from the Financial District restaurant Mad Dog & Beans, police said. The woman told police she was sitting with friends at the 83 Pearl St. eatery on Friday about 8 p.m. when she received a text message from her bank informing her that someone had tried to make a charge believed to be fraudulent. When she reached into her bag, her $500 Mulberry brand wallet was gone. It contained the cash, and $2,900 had been charged to one of four credit cards inside.
► A 27-year-old woman was using her iPhone aboard a northbound R train on Thursday about 1 p.m. when a teenage thief ripped it out of her hand at the Cortlandt Street stop and ran upstairs, police said. The woman chased the crook, estimated to be 15 years old, but he got away after three blocks, she told police.
► A 33-year-old woman had her $650 iPhone snatched on an R train in Lower Manhattan on Friday. The woman told police she was using her phone on a southbound train about 2 p.m. when four young men entered the train at the City Hall station. Just before the train doors closed, a teenager grabbed the phone and ran to street level with his friends. The teen, estimated to be 17 years old, wore a black cap, black T-shirt and blue sweatpants, and he was caught on surveillance video, police said.
► A 44-year-old man parked his $22,000 Harley-Davidson on the South Street Seaport Thursday evening, only to find it missing when he looked for it at 9 p.m. Police said the theft was not caught on camera.
► The Mango clothing store at 561 Broadway lost $1,040 worth of merchandise on Wednesday, May 29. A worker told police that three women entered the store about 7:30 p.m. and worked as a team to distract workers. The quality of the store's surveillance footage was too poor to identify the women, police said.