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Man's $9K Rolex Stolen on 1 Train, Police Say

By Mathew Katz | May 15, 2014 4:38pm
 A man's $9,000 Rolex was stolen from him as he rode the 1 train on Monday, police said. 
A man's $9,000 Rolex was stolen from him as he rode the 1 train on Monday, police said. 
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CHELSEA — That's one expensive subway ride.

A man's $9,000 Rolex was stolen as he rode the 1 train to Chelsea, police said.

The 45-year-old man was riding the subway from 125th Street to 23rd Street on Monday at about 3:45 p.m., police said. 

When he exited the train at West 23rd Street, he realized that someone had taken the watch from his left wrist, according to police.

The train car he was riding was packed and he told police he had been bumped during the trip, the NYPD said.

Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter for the 10th Precinct include:

► Two tourists had their belongings stolen from their room at the Chelsea Hostel at 249 W. 20th St., police said. 

According to police, the two men, a 23-year-old from Korea and a 21-year-old, left their stuff in the room for about 20 minutes at 10:40 p.m. on Sunday.

A witness told police that a man entered the room and took a bag and several other items, but the witness thought the man was the room's fourth occupant.

The man took a MacBook Pro, about $275 in American and Canadian cash, credit cards, an iPhone 5, and iPod Nano, and the Korean tourist's passport and visa, police said.

Police were looking for a man who weighs about 150 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap and a white shirt.

Staff at the hostel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

► A group of rowdy men broke a credit card machine at a bodega on Saturday night, police said.

According to police, the four men walked into 374 Deli on Eighth Avenue at about 11:20 p.m. and got into an argument with the clerks. One of the men pushed the store's lottery machine and credit card machine off the counter, destroying the credit card machine.

Police did not have a description of the four suspects.

► A thief stole two Armani sport coats from a parked car on Sunday afternoon, police said.

According to police, the black Volkswagen sedan was parked outside of 503 W. 27th St. by its 32-year-old owner at about 2 p.m. When the owner returned at about 5:30 p.m., the car's rear passenger window was shattered and the two coats — one black, one white — were gone, police said. The coats were worth a combined $500, according to the NYPD.

Police had no information on a suspect.

► A man stole a $3,000 black Chanel bag from chic consignment spot Fisch for the Hip on May 10, police said.

According to police, the man, clad in sweatpants and a black T-shirt, walked into the store at 90 Seventh Ave. and took the bag without paying at about 2:30 p.m. He fled southbound on Seventh Avenue, police said.

Police were looking for the man, who is described as bald with brown eyes, 6 feet tall, about 30 years old, weighing 230 pounds.