Larry’s Lucky Lotto didn’t quite live up to its name heading into the July 4 holiday, adding to a list of local businesses whose front gates have failed them when it comes to keeping out criminals.
A 28-year-old employee told cops the place shut down around 10 p.m., July 3. But she showed up to open the next morning around 5:30 to find someone had pried open the front gate, shattered the front door’s glass and slipped inside, snatching $95 from one cash register, $200 from a second, and a couple packs of cigarettes for good measure, worth $28.
Luckily for Larry’s, the store has cameras, meaning cops might be on to the thieves.
Kingsbridge Heights motel parking lots may not be the safest place to hang out at 5 a.m., especially rocking bling.
A 35-year-old told cops he was doing just that in front of the Deegan Motel at 3600 Bailey Ave., a little before sunrise July 5 when two guys donning black masks jumped out of a gray Toyota Camry, brandished some sort of weapon and attacked, snatching a gold chain from the man’s neck, before hopping back into the Toyota and making a quick getaway to parts unknown.
The masked chain snatchers roughed the guy up a bit, police said, cutting or scraping his left elbow, but he refused medical attention at the scene. And there were security cameras in the area.
Police valued the chain at $9,750.
It’s probably not just rims and tires thieves thirst for, but sporty import motorbikes, too.
A 53-year-old told police he parked his 2016 Piaggio motorcycle on the 3600 block of Greystone Avenue around 8:30 p.m., June 26, returning around midnight June 28 only to find someone could well have taken it for a joyride.
Footage from security cameras in the area may provide clues in spotting the pilfered Piaggio, police said, valued at $7,000.