MANHATTAN — A SoHo boutique was robbed of some pricey merchandise Sunday, when a team of three thieves made off with a handbag, police said.
Three shoplifters fled the Mulberry shop at 134 Spring St. near Greene Street on Sunday about 4:30 p.m. with an orange handbag priced at $1,100, store staff told police.
A woman looking at the purse placed it into a male accomplice's bag while a second woman tried to distract the shopkeeper, police said.
Video surveillance showed that the suspects were a woman about 35 years old, 5-foot-9, 140 pounds, with brown eyes and long black hair; a woman about 30 years old, 5-foot-7 and 140 pounds; and a man about 35 years old, 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, police said.
Other notable recent crimes in the NYPD's 1st Precinct include:
► The Bath and Body Works store on Broadway was burglarized early Sunday morning, when a thief broke in and stole a laptop, police said.
Christian Anderson, 49, forced his way through the 503 Broadway shop's front door between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday, police said.
An officer saw him leaving carrying a Dell laptop worth more than $1,200 and a green suitcase. After a brief chase, Anderson was arrested, according to police.
Anderson, whose Legal Aid lawyer did not immediately respond to an inquiry, was charged with burglary, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, court records show. He was being held on Rikers Island on $15,000 bail.
He's due in court July 18.
► A thief swiped four pairs of $268 jeans from the True Religion Brand Jeans shop on Prince Street on Thursday, police said.
Store staff told police a shoplifter took $1,072 worth of merchandise between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Video of the incident at 132 Prince St. was not available and no description of the thief was provided, according to police.