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Thief Steals 400 Bottles of Nail Polish from Williamsburg Salon, Police Say

By Serena Dai | March 3, 2015 11:45am
 A thief took about 400 bottles of nail polish from Williamsburg salon Nails and Spa4U last week.
A thief took about 400 bottles of nail polish from Williamsburg salon Nails and Spa4U last week.
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WILLIAMSBURG — Look for the thief with the perfect nails.

A burglar stole about 400 bottles of popular nail polish from the Williamsburg salon Nails and Spa 4U, leaving the shop unable to serve its manicure-hungry customers, police and staff said.

The theft occurred sometime between February 22 and 23, with the suspect entering the salon by breaking a latch on the rear window, police and a store representative said.

Most of the bottles were relatively new gel polish, said Miriam Paredes, an employee whose cousin owns the shop.

"Tuesday we lost a lot of business," she said. "We get a lot of people doing gels."

The total value of the polish from the 220 Leonard St. store was about $1,300, police said.

A laundry bag was also missing, Parades said.

The thief also took a Sony DVD player from the shop and a data chip that affects the security cameras, police said.

Police are still investigating the incident.

Other notable incidents in the 90th precinct include:

► A woman whose car was damaged during a fender bender sent a pair of men to get cash from the other driver, police said. The suspects then beat the victim when he said he didn't have any money.

The male victim, 35, said that two men approached him on Randolph Street near Gardner Avenue on Monday, Feb. 23, about 8:30 a.m. demanding $600 for hitting the woman's car, police said.

When the man said he didn't have the money, the two suspects punched him in the face, neck, shoulder and head, police said.

One of the attackers also grabbed the victim's iPhone and slammed it to the sidewalk, police said. Police have not arrested anyone in connection to the incident. The identities of the suspects were not released.

► A man who pulled over to buy coffee before work was put in a chokehold and robbed by a trio of muggers, police said.

The victim, 60, had stopped on Grand Street near Graham Avenue on Monday, Feb. 23, about 4:20 a.m. when three people approached him as he returned to his car, police said.

One of the male robbers placed the victim in a chokehold as a woman and another man rifled through his pockets, police said.

They stole $400 in cash, an $80 T-Mobile cellphone, a debit card and a New York State drivers license, police said.

All three suspects about 25 years old and wore black jeans and outerwear, police said.

They fled east on Grand Street agter the mugging, police said. The incident is under investigation.