Not a week goes by when there isn't some kind of theft reported in the city.
According to the NYPD's citywide stats, reports of petit and grand larceny (the latter of which covers thefts of property valued over $1000, excluding cars) in the Big Apple are up since last year, by 11.2 and 4.3 percent respectively. The NYPD has logged 13,095 reported cases of petit larceny so far this year, compared to 11,774 in the same period last year — and they've recorded 7,100 reports of grand larceny this year, an increase over the 6,809 cases reported through the first week of March in 2015.
Many thieves steal the obvious loot (cash, jewelry, electronics, and anything else that's portable and pricey), but some take a counterintuitive approach, snatching goods that seem cumbersome and a poor fit for the black market.
We welcome you to step into shoes of an NYPD detective and see if you can figure out which goods were stolen where and by what means in our quiz below: