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Woman Tries to Steal $900 in Children's Coats from Bloomingdale's: NYPD

By Shaye Weaver | August 21, 2016 10:18am
 Another shoplifter tried to steal merchandise at Bloomingdale's on Third Avenue on the Upper East Side this week, police said.
Another shoplifter tried to steal merchandise at Bloomingdale's on Third Avenue on the Upper East Side this week, police said.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — A thief was caught shoplifting children's coats from Bloomingdale's on Sunday, police said.

Cindy Latorrey, 25, tried to snatch two Moncler coats for children from the 1000 Third Ave. department store at 1:33 p.m. on Sunday by stuffing them into her bag, according to the police.

The 25-year-old Crown Heights resident lined her bag with aluminum foil to throw off security sensors, but couldn't trick store security who stopped her when she tried to leave the store without paying, police said.

One coat was valued at $445 and the other at $550, according to police.

She was charged with attempted petit larceny, possession of burglar tools and criminal possession of stolen property, police said.

This is at least the seventh attempted theft at the store since June 29.

Latorrey, who has prior arrests for petit and grand larcenies, pleaded guilty at her arraignment on Monday and was released without bail.

Her attorney did not immediately return a call for comment on Friday.

Other notable crimes in this week’s blotter from the 19th Precinct include:

► Police arrested Derrick Owens, 44, of the Bronx, for trying to cash someone else's check using their account information and ID card in an HSBC bank at 45 E. 89th St. on Wednesday. Owens, who was out on parole from an assault charge, was slapped with attempted grand larceny, forgery and identity theft charges, police said. His lawyer declined to comment on the case.

► A 26-year-old East Harlem man was caught riding a stolen Citi Bike on the sidewalk at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 88th Street at 9:38 p.m. on Sunday.

The Citi Bike is valued at $1,200, police said. The man was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

► A man stole a $7,800 Ernst Benz black ivory dial watch from men's clothing store John Varvatos, 756 Madison Ave. at East 66th Street, on Friday, Aug. 12, police said. He took the watch from a display and walked out without paying around 4:55 p.m.

► Someone broke into a cleaners/tailoring shop at 208 E. 82nd St. at Third Avenue by climbing through a bathroom window some time between Saturday and Monday, police said. He took $45 from the register. The bathroom, which didn't have a locked window, was left in disarray, police said.