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Woman in Black Steals Crystal-Spiked Boot from Christian Louboutin Shop

By Shaye Weaver | February 14, 2017 8:42am
 A woman wearing all black stole a single boot from the store, police said.
A woman wearing all black stole a single boot from the store, police said.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — A woman dressed in all black walked out of the Christian Louboutin shop on Madison Avenue with a single, crystal-studded shoe worth more than $1,000, according to police.

While reviewing security footage last week, employees of the Christian Louboutin at 965 Madison Ave. found footage of a woman dressed in all black with a black scarf around her face come into the store on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. and remove one shoe from the display, police said.

She placed the Harleyda 55 boot, in size 36, in a shopping bag and left the store without any hassle, police said.

The shoe she took is a thigh-high, crystal-studded, black boot with a 55 millimeter heel and iconic red sole, according to the company's website. The pair is valued at $2,695.

The store reported the footage on Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.

The manager of Christian Louboutin did not immediately return a call for comment on Monday.

Other recent crimes in the 19th Precinct include the following, with details from police reports:

Assault with a chain

A man struck a 66-year-old Upper East Side resident with a chain on Feb. 4 outside of Queenie's News & Stationary, at 1278 First Ave., police said. The suspect was blocking the entrance of the store with his bike just before midnight. When the victim told the suspect to move out of the way, he swung his bike chain at the 66-year-old's arm, causing bruising and swelling. The suspect fled north on his bike. Based on his description, police found him on the southwest corner of 110th Street and First Avenue, where he was arrested and later charged with assault and menacing.

Driving while intoxicated

Police spotted a black BMW make an improper left turn and unsafely change lanes at the southeast corner of Lexington Avenue and 86th Street at 2:20 p.m. on Feb. 5, they said. When officers stopped him, they found that the 20-year-old man had marijuana and was under the influence of a narcotic. He was charged with DWI, criminal possession of marijuana, and a number of moving infractions, police said.

In another incident, a driver of a gray Honda Accord drove down the wrong way on a two-way street near 60th Street and First Avenue just before 1 a.m. on Feb. 6, police said. When officers arrived, the driver blew past a stop sign and almost backed up into the police car. The man, who is from the Bronx, was arrested and charged with DWI.

Pottery Barn's window smashed

An unknown person smashed two Second Avenue storefront windows, between 74th and 75th streets sometime between 4 and 4:15 a.m. on Feb. 5, according to police. The suspect first broke a glass window at Chenille Cleaners at 1443 Second Ave., causing $1,800 in damage. He then broke the window of a Pottery Barn Teen at 1451 Second Ave., causing $250 in damage. No property was stolen, police said.

Stolen Volvo Mirrors

An Upper East Side resident parked his 2016 Volvo XC90 in front of 444 E. 84th St. near York Ave., on Feb. 3, and returned the next morning to find that both of the car's side mirrors, valued at $1,300 total, were removed.

Attempted Burglary

A man was sitting inside his East 81st Street home on Feb. 7, at 5:30 p.m., when he heard a noise and looked into his hallway and saw a 5-foot-11 male with dreadlocks standing in his doorway, police said. The man fled when he was seen. It was unclear if the door had been locked.