LOWER EAST SIDE — A thief lifted luggage from a long-distance bus last week, making off with more than $2,000 worth of property, police said.
Police said security cameras caught a 5-foot-10 man wearing a black jacket and gray sweater pulling luggage off an Atlanta Tours Inc. bus at 127 East Broadway at around 6 p.m. on Jan. 16.
The victim placed his bag into the luggage compartment before boarding but realized it was missing when he checked in on it a few moments later, police said.
The bag contained a black Alienware laptop worth $1,300 and the victim’s clothing, according to the NYPD.
Contact information for the bus company was not immediately available.
Other recent crimes in the 7th Precinct include:
► Three men at Katz’s Delicatessen got into a scuffle early Saturday morning before deli staff shut it down, police and deli staffers said.
Two men were attacked by a 6-foot-2, 225-pound man who struck them in the face and head at 4 a.m. on Jan. 16, according to the NYPD. A 23-year-old man was left with a cut above his lip, while a 22-year-old man’s head swelled after the incident, police said.
Katz’s owner Jake Dell said the fight broke out after the trio got into an argument, but his staff quickly broke it up and called the police.
“[It was] nothing that we can’t handle here,” Dell said.
► A diamond ring worth $2,000 went missing from Beauty and Essex, located at 146 Essex St., after two men came in to try on some jewelry, police said.
An employee showed them a tray of diamond rings at around 6:20 p.m. on Jan. 18 and realized the missing ring was gone from the tray when they left, according to the NYPD.
A Beauty and Essex manager declined to comment, saying he was not authorized to address the incident.
► A 51-year-old woman playing poker got hit in the head with a beer bottle after an argument, police said.
The man cracked the beer bottle over the woman's head, leaving her with swelling on her forehead, face and the back of the head, according to the NYPD.
Police described the suspect as a 5-foot-3 man with a blotchy complexion.