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Man Steals 8 Bottles of Liquor from Scarpetta's Bar, Police Say

 A thief raided the liquor bar at Scarpetta on March 27, 2015.
A thief raided the liquor bar at Scarpetta on March 27, 2015.
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CHELSEA — A thief raided the bar at Scarpetta, the restaurant of celebrity chef Scott Conant — making off with $367 worth of liquor last week, the NYPD said.

The thief snatched eight bottles of liquor from the bar — including Remy Martin cognac, Grey Goose, Stoli Elite and Chopin vodka — when workers were going in and out of the restaurant for deliveries and maintenance work at 9:07 a.m. on March 27, police said.

The prices of the bottles ranged in price from $11 to $65, police said.

Scarpetta, a three-star Italian restaurant that serves pasta and grilled fish entrees, declined to comment about the incident.

Other recent crimes in the 10th Precinct include:

► A man who returned to a repair shop to pick up his Acura SUV found that the car had vanished, police said.

The man dropped his car off at NYC Tire and Auto Care at 514 W. 39th St. on March 24 at 5:20 p.m., but when he returned to pick it up four days later, the car had gone missing, police said.

The manager of the shop told police that the car was stored on a ramp the night before, police said.

Police used a system that aggregates information from cameras and license plate readers to track the car's journey, police said. At 9 p.m. on March 24, the car traveled across the Henry Hudson Parkway and back, and then at 1:37 a.m. on March 28 traveled to New Jersey via the George Washington Bridge, police said.

The driver eventually got a ticket for blocking a driveway at 8 E. 177th St. in the Bronx, and the car was towed to All Boro Towing, where the owner of the car finally retrieved it, police said.

NYC Tire and Auto Care did not respond to a request for comment.

►A woman reported $20,000 worth of cash and jewelry missing from a safe she left open in her home, police said.

The 43-year-old woman was in and out of her residence attending business meetings the week of March 19, police said, and when she returned home March 26, she discovered that $14,000 in hundred dollar bills and two Chanel necklaces and a bracelet were missing from the safe in her West 24th Street home, police said.

►A taxi passenger stole a $400 Samsung Galaxy tablet from a cab driver, the NYPD said.

The cabbie dropped off two other passengers who were riding with the suspect at about 7 p.m. on March 27. The group of passengers knew each other, police said.

When the cabbie arrived at the suspect's destination at 400 W. 17th St. on March 27 at 7 p.m., the suspect, who was sitting in the front seat, grabbed the driver's tablet from the center console, jumped out of the cab and fled toward Ninth Avenue, police said.

Check out DNAinfo New York's 10th Precinct blotter map below to see where other crimes have been reported around the neighborhood. Click on the week period that you want the map to show, and then click on the markers to learn what crime was reported there.