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Thief Swipes $11K in Suede Jackets From Brookfield Place Boutique: NYPD

By Rebecca Fishbein | August 29, 2017 4:15pm
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BATTERY PARK CITY — A man stole two pricey suede jackets from a high-end boutique at the Brookfield Place shopping center, police said.

An employee at the Ermenegildo Zegna shop at 200 Vesey St. told officers that on Aug. 25, around 4:45 p.m., an unknown man walked into the store and took the two jackets, valued at $11,445, then fled without paying for them. The suspect ran northbound on West Street, police said.

The employee described the suspect as a 30-year-old male, wearing multicolored sneakers and carrying a black bag. There were no arrests as of Tuesday, police said. A store manger was not immediately available for comment.

Other recent incidents in the 1st Precinct, according to police, include:

► A 23-year-old Austrian woman temporarily living in Williamsburg told police her handbag was stolen at FiDi club The Mailroom on the night of Aug. 24. She was sitting at a table with her bag and turned away for a few minutes, when her bag was swiped by an unknown thief, police said. The bag contained $2,300 worth of items, including sunglasses, an Apple iPhone, Bose headphones and her wallet. There were no arrests as of Tuesday, and employees at The Mailroom were not immediately familiar with the incident.

► A 50-year-old Connecticut man said his backpack was snatched from a bench in front of 32 Avenue of the Americas on the afternoon of Aug. 23. Police said the victim was eating his lunch and briefly got up to throw out his trash, but when he returned, his bag. Stolen items total $2,190 in value and include a MacBook Air, Bose earbuds, $800 eyeglasses and a thermos, police said. There were no arrests as of Tuesday, according to police.

► A 19-year-old woman says her Citi Bike was stolen in front of 110 Cedar St., while she was getting a slice of pizza inside. The victim told police that at 1 a.m. on Aug. 24, she put her Citi Bike down in front of Steve’s Pizza and went inside. From inside the store, she said she saw a man wearing white shorts and a yellow shirt hop on the bike and ride it westbound on Cedar Street. The victim told officers she saw a woman running alongside the man. There were no arrests as of Tuesday, police said, and Citi Bike did not immediately respond to request for comment.

► A 27-year-old man from New Jersey reported to police that his car got broken into while parked in front of 129 W. Houston St. on Aug. 26. The victim told officers he parked his 2013 Mercedes Benz that evening and went to a friend’s house, then returned on the morning of Aug. 28 to discover the window of the passenger side’s front door had been shattered and $1,590 worth of items had been taken. Stolen items include an Apple laptop, sneakers, a gym bag and a radar detector, police said. There were no arrests as of Tuesday, police said.