Thursday, September 6, 2012

Crime Report

Having your purse snatched is a crime I would wish upon no-one, but the details of this one (& the contents of the purse) do validate that well-worn stereotype: the wealthy, young, numbed-out, Park Slope stroller-mom:

Purse in Stroller Heist

A crook stole a woman’s purse, with almost ten credit cards, her designer eyeglasses and medication inside, from her son’s stroller on 11th Street on Aug. 29.

The 35-year-old woman told police that her child walked away from the stroller, which was parked between Seventh and Eighth avenues, at around 6:30 p.m. She went to get her son, leaving her purse in the stroller. Within two minutes, someone stole her bag. The crook got away with seven credit cards, a driver’s license, designer prescription eyeglasses and a prescription bottle of painkillers. The woman cancelled her credit cards immediately.  (PS Patch)

Pain-killers.  Designer glasses. Seven ("almost ten"?) credit cards.    Oh motherhood, your travails are many.

1 comment:

Goggla said...

I'm amazed at how many unattended purses I see on the street - at sidewalk cafes or on stoops. I saw a woman setting up her street vending table while her purse was wide open on a chair about ten feet behind her.

My favorite recent Villager police blotter item:

Police are looking for a thief who stole a bicycle from the corner of Prince and Greene Sts. on Sat., Aug. 25, and who, in doing so, made off with a valuable wristwatch.

The bike’s owner said he had locked it against a gate outside the Greene St. building where he was shopping at around 11 a.m. When he returned 15 minutes later, both the bike — a Marin valued at $450 — and the lock had been stolen. The thief also ended up with the bag attached to the bike, containing an Audemars Piguet watch. The victim told police he had been planning to take the timepiece, valued at $12,000, to a repair shop later that day.