Theft

CBS2's Weijia Jiang wakes up Francisco Palcios, who was seen sleeping in the subway on Friday, May 15. Experts warn that sleeping in the subway can make commuters a target for thefts. (Credit: CBS2)

Sleeping In Subway Can Make You A Target, Experts Warn

Tired commuters often doze off on the subway, and experts warn that they could be a target for thieves.

05/15/2015

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Warren County, N.J. Man Admits To Stealing, Reselling Construction Machines

A Blairstown, New Jersey man admitted Tuesday to leading a group that stole heavy machinery from construction sites in the state and sold the equipment out of a vacant lot in Newark.

05/13/2015

Police say an usher stole thousands of dollars from Lafayette Federated Church. (Credit: CBS2)

Former Church Usher Sentenced For Stealing Thousands In Donation Money

Cody MacMillian will serve one year of home detention and three years probation instead, according to Sussex County prosecutors.

05/09/2015

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NYC Airplane Cleaner Fired After Arrest For Thefts

An airplane cleaner who was arrested on charges she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband from planes grounded in New York City has been fired.

04/25/2015

A surveillance image of a suspect in the theft of a $2,500 necklace at a Diamond District store. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Ripped Off $2,500 Necklace From Diamond District Store

Police were searching Wednesday night for a thief who stole a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in the Diamond District in Midtown.

04/15/2015

Thieves took safe deposit boxes from the vault at this Santander Bank branch in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Safe Deposit Boxes Stolen From Vault At Bensonhurst Bank

In a most unusual theft in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, someone broke into a bank in the middle of the night and stole safe deposit boxes from inside a vault.

04/02/2015

Police believe this man took items from a Duane Reade drugstore in Midtown East, and threatened employees with hypodermic needles. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Stole Items From Midtown East Duane Reade, Threatened Staff With Needles

Police on Monday were searching for a man who allegedly stole items from a Duane Reade drugstore in Midtown East last week, and threatened employees with hypodermic needles when he got caught.

03/30/2015

A surveillance image of three suspects wanted in the theft of a motorized wheelchair in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. (Credit: NYPD)

Police Search For 3 Suspects In Theft Of Woman’s Motorized Wheelchair In The Bronx

Police were searching Tuesday for three suspects who stole a motorized wheelchair while she was in a salon in the Bronx.

03/24/2015

Surveillance images of two suspects who police say stole 48 pairs of designer sunglasses from a Sunglass Hut near NYU. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: 48 Pairs Of Designer Sunglasses Stolen From Store Near NYU

Police were searching Friday for a two suspects who ripped off 48 pairs of high-end sunglasses from a store near NYU.

03/20/2015

Surveillance images of a suspect and a getaway car in the theft of $1,300 from a Dunkin' Donuts on Staten Island. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: 1 Man Left $1,300 On Counter At S.I. Dunkin’ Donuts, Next Man Stole It

The search was under way Wednesday for a man who stole $1,300 that another man left on the counter at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Staten Island.

02/18/2015

Darien YMCA

Thousands In Cash, Valuables Stolen From Cars In Suburban Connecticut

Suburban police are warning customers at a Connecticut health club to safeguard their valuables and stop making the criminal job so easy.

01/23/2015

Surveillance images of two suspects who allegedly used a girl around 5 years old to steal a wallet in a Target in South Brunwsick, New Jersey. (Credit: South Brunswick Police)

Police: Woman Used Small Child To Rip Off Wallet In South Brunswick, N.J.

Police in South Brunswick, New Jersey said Tuesday that a woman used her young daughter to steal from a woman’s wallet at a Target store earlier this month.

01/20/2015

Pumps were stolen from this out-of-business gas station in Westbury, Long Island, along with others in Islip Terrace and Hauppauge. (Credit: CBS2)

Pumps Stolen From 3 Out-Of-Business Gas Stations On Long Island

Police on Monday were trying to find the thieves who stole seven gas pumps from several shuttered service stations on Long Island.

01/19/2015

Dwayne Johnson was convicted on Wednesday, Nov. 19, of stomping and kicking his former friend, Terrence Everett, to death in Newark. (Credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Defendant Dwayne Johnson Gets 54 Years For Stomping Man To Death In Newark

A man was sentenced to 54 years in prison Monday for stomping and kicking another man in the head until he died in Newark two years ago.

01/12/2015

A surveillance image of a suspect in the theft of a wallet, and the fraudulent use of a credit card, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Stole Wallet, Ran Up Big Bill On Credit Card In Williamsburg

A manhunt was under way Tuesday for a suspect who police said stole a man’s wallet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and ran up $500 on his credit card.

01/06/2015

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