FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Police arrested a man Tuesday accused of stealing an assortment of bags, wallets and laptops from eight customers at six Financial District bars and restaurants — including one of the St. Patrick's Day bag snatchings.
Deniz Halilov, 28, of Staten Island, targeted women's bags left unattended at Financial District bars the Dead Rabbit, Pier A Harbor House, Killarney Rose, Mad Dog and Beans, sandwich shop Shorty's and Murphy's Tavern, between March 7 and March 26.
Halilov also allegedly stole a $200 Marc Jacobs bag from a customer who had left the bag on a bench at the Dead Rabbit on St. Patrick's Day — where he also stole bags from on March 13 and March 16, police said.
Sources said they do not believe that Halilov — who previously worked at a bar in the Financial District, though not at one associated with his alleged thefts — was connected to any of the other five bag thefts on St. Patrick's Day in Lower Manhattan.
Halilov is expected to be charged with eight counts of grand larceny, police said. As of Wednesday afternoon, he had had not yet been arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court.