DNAinfo has details on a crime spree of sorts happening on the Lower East Side:
A group of thieves has been robbing drunken revelers by befriending their marks and pilfering their pockets when they pass out or by simply asking them to hand over their goods, police said.
Details about one one of the victims:
[O]n Sept. 16 around 2 a.m., a group of three men befriended a highly intoxicated 23-year-old man from Boston as he left Hair of the Dog at 168 Orchard St. near Stanton Street, police said.
As they all walked down Orchard Street, one of the men asked the victim for his phone so he could store his contact information in it, police said.
The victim handed it over, but was then was distracted by the other two men, who asked him for his wallet, which he also gave them, police said.
Later, the man noticed his debit and credit cards had been taken, according to a police report. He never got his phone back.
The victim told police the suspects hopped in a car after the theft, but he couldn't remember where he last saw them before they fled.