Thursday, January 15, 2009

Are bag snatchers getting more brazen or are people getting dumber? YOU decide

From the Police Blotter in this week's issue of The Villager:

A woman who put her bag on the corner of the bar at Anchor Bar, 310 Spring St. at Renwick St., during the early hours of Fri., Jan. 2, discovered it was gone when she was ready to leave at 3:30 a.m.

A man who stopped off at Vosges Chocolate, 132 Spring St. between Greene and Wooster Sts., around 4:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 4, fell asleep at his table and woke to find the backpack that he had placed at his feet was gone.

A woman patron of Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., told police that her wallet and cell phone were stolen between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Fri., Jan. 9, while she was on the dance floor. Another woman at Le Poisson Rouge checked her belongings right after the first theft was reported, and discovered that her wallet with an iPod and personal property had been taken from her bag, which she had placed on her table.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I have noticed young women leaving their bags unattended in odd places, as though they were safe. It takes a lot of self control not to steal them just to teach them a lesson. In the 70's my mother had her bag stolen 4 times within a few months. She still to this day eats dinner in restaurants with her bag in her lap. Once was at Macys while trying on shoes and 3 times in various bars in the days before they put hooks under the bar. Yes, she was a barfly.