A thief who swiped a smartphone was arrested after he tried to sell it back to the owner in the East Village, authorities said yesterday.
The incident began at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, when the victim discovered his Blackberry missing after leaving Ray's Pizza on East Houston Street near Ludlow Street, cops said.
When he dialed the phone, Damon Bradley, 35, answered and demanded $125 from the owner to get it back.
They arranged to meet at Avenue D and 8th Street, but when Bradley got there, police were waiting for him.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Crime report of the day
From the NYPD Daily Blotter in the Post: