POLICE BEAT: Pickpockets, Social Security Card Theft

May. 29, 2013

No. 4 train, at Wall
May 24, 3:40 p.m.

A thief snatched the iPhone out of the hand of a 29-year-old woman while she was seated in the train. The woman chased the teen through the subway station, but he escaped.

126 Chambers
May 24, 8 p.m.

A man’s wallet was stolen from the bar counter of Mudville 9 Saloon when he left it there, unattended, after paying for a drink. Inside the wallet were credit cards, a driver’s license and $200.

Church between Vesey and West Broadway
May 25, 8:30 p.m.

A thief forcefully bumped into a 21-year-old pedestrian and grabbed an envelope containing $300, a social security card and a birth certificate from his back pocket.

No. 4 subway, at Fulton
May 26, 3:10 p.m.

A 24-year-old woman was robbed of her $200 wallet, which contained credit cards, gift cards, health insurance cards, a driver’s license and $15. When she asked a woman next to her on the train if she had taken her wallet, the woman replied, “I’m going to teach you a lesson” and began cursing at her. The victim, fearful of her safety, got off the train at the next subway stop.

Vesey and Church
May 26, 4:31 p.m.

A man, with the help of an accomplice, lifted the wallet out of the back pocket of a 34-year-old PATH train straphanger. One of the men asked the victim, “Man, where’s the subway?” while the second man bumped into him and took his wallet, which contained a monthly Metrocard along with a driver’s license and $60.