LOWER EAST SIDE — Three men stole a woman's purse at a Ludlow Street hotel, took her iPhone and MetroCard, and then ditched the bag in the men’s bathroom of a Lower East Side bar, police said.
According to the NYPD, the men — one of whom was wearing “a white Keffiyeh-type head dressing” — were caught on surveillance video stealing the bag from a 26-year-old woman at 11 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the bar inside Hotel Chantelle at 92 Ludlow St.
The woman had placed the bag on a chair next to her, police said. According to the surveillance video, a man wearing a white head scarf sat down beside her with his two accomplices, then stood up and left soon after while carrying her purse, police said.
The woman didn't notice the purse was gone until she stood up to leave, police said.
The three men were caught on videotape walking into the men's room, where police later found the bag with the phone and MetroCard missing, according to the NYPD.
Hotel officials declined to comment.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.