This week’s blotter is brought to you by Tums, as I just got chewed up by the communications person for the FDNY. I’d contacted him to see if I could film interviews with the firemen at Ladder 118, but suffice it to say I will not be filming any video of the firemen at Ladder 118 anytime soon. It’s a shame, they were really into the idea. But no can do without permission. And actually, I hadn’t been yelled at like that since I spoke to NYPD communications 12 years ago. It was so bad I remember it 12 years later. Anyway, here’s the blotter.
A woman’s purse was snatched while she was setting up the bread and wine last Sunday at Grace Church. Is nothing sacred?
At 11 a.m. Tuesday, a woman’s Kindle was Kindle-napped while she was on the F train at Smith and Bergen.
A Smith Street resident ordered checks which never arrived. But someone must have intercepted them, because checks totaling $4,700 were written in her name.
Operation: Sweatpants is what I’ll call the latest spate of gym thefts. A robbery took place Thursday morning at your favorite fitness place and mine, Planet Fitness, when a young man returned from his workout to find his locker broken into and his $1,000 laptop gone, along with $120 in cash.
At noon on Friday, a man at the New York Sports Club on Remsen Street was robbed of $100 after someone broke into his locker.
Finally, the Heights Casino was the site of a robbery on Saturday morning, when a woman’s $2,000 Givenchy bag was stolen while she played tennis.
And that’s this week’s blotter. Now I’m off to hide my feelings in a Crumbs cupcake.