A fake do-gooder stole a woman’s cell phone after following her off the subway at around 4:30 a.m. on February 26. The woman said the man struck up a conversation with the woman on an A train in Manhattan, offering to help her carry her bags. After they exited at High Street, the perp followed the woman to her home on Plymouth Street near Pearl Street, where he then prevented her from entering her apartment. When the woman tried to call 911, the man grabbed her phone and ran.
A camera-craving crook stole more than $4700 in camera equipment from a man on Plymouth Street between Anchorage Place and Adams Street on February 22 at 10 p.m. The perp approached the man from behind and displayed a knife and said “Dame,” Spanish from “give me.”
A robber broke into an apartment and stole a laptop, digital camera and two cell phones on State Street near Court Street on February 25. The perp entered through the front door and left no signs of forced entry.