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Three kinky chicks allegedly used a stolen credit card to buy more than $500 worth of goods at West Village sex shops, but their spree came to an unhappy climax when cops slapped the cuffs — not the pink, fuzzy kind — on them.
The credit card’s owner, a 28-year-old female immigrant, had previously filed a report with police claiming that Kareen Walcott, 35; Tais Bomani, 22; and Amanda Roman, 19, teamed up to snatch her wallet, which also included her green card and other items.
Using descriptions provided by the victim, officers stopped and searched the alleged thieving trio shortly after midnight on Aug. 18, on W. Third St. near Sixth Ave., and arrested them upon finding both the missing wallet and an alleged marijuana joint being passed between two of them.
Authorities said that, at the time of their arrest, the vixens had just finished using the stolen credit to make purchases at two nearby sex shops. The trio reportedly spent roughly $150 at Fantasy Party — on Sixth Ave. between W. Third and Fourth Sts. — and about $360 at Tic Tac Toe New York, Inc. — on W. Fourth St. between Cornelia and Jones Sts.
All three women were charged with petty larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and identity theft. Walcott and Bomani were also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Bust burglar in classy crib
Police arrested Osman Sannoh, 26, on the evening of Aug. 17 after he reportedly climbed through the open window of a nearly $7 million West Village home and tried to steal property.
A witness called police around 6:30 p.m. and claimed that he saw Sannoh hop over a locked fence outside 18 Grove St., and then use the building’s fire escape to climb up and enter a second-floor window.
Police responded to the scene minutes after receiving the call, and arrested Sannoh inside the building, charging him with burglary.
In hindsight, Sannoh had probably thought he was going to make off with some serious loot when he first made it inside 18 Grove St. that evening. According to the Web site of the Douglas Elliman real estate agency, the classy four-story, 3,700-square-foot townhouse most recently sold for $6.7 million — though that was a steal compared to the original asking price of $7.8 million, reported by the real estate Web site Curbed last December.
Police arrested Matthew Calendar, 31, after they say he tried to rob a 23-year-old woman at knifepoint early on Aug. 16.
The victim told officers that, as she was walking past the corner of Bleecker and Thompson Sts. around 5 a.m., Calendar slashed her arm with the knife and attempted to grab into her pocket. Based on reports, the would-be thief apparently gave up empty-handed after the woman struggled, and instead simply fled the scene on foot.
After the woman called police, officers began a canvass of the area and caught Calendar near the scene, where they found he was also carrying a bag of apparent cocaine.
Calendar was charged with attempted robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Hack window smash
Police arrested Austin Otto, 23, on the evening of Aug. 17 after a cabbie claimed Otto punched out two of his car’s windows.
The taxi driver, 30, told officers he picked Otto up around 8 p.m. near the corner of W. 11th St. and Seventh Ave., without incident. But he said that as he drove away, without any provocation, Otto turned around in his seat and shattered both the rear windshield and rear passenger-side window of the cab. The fare then fled out of the car and made off on foot, according to the hack, who called police.
Otto was caught shortly afterward during a police canvass of the area, and was charged with criminal mischief.
Drinks on you!
A woman allegedly found someone else’s lost credit card, and celebrated by using it to buy a couple of drinks around the corner — but unfortunately for her, the card’s owner wanted it back.
A woman, 22, told police that around 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 17, shortly after leaving Sugar & Plumm, a bakery at the corner of Bleecker and Cornelia Sts., she realized she’d left her wallet in the store. After returning to the shop and not finding the plastic, the woman said she called her bank to cancel it — only to be informed that the card had actually just been used at the Village Tavern, at Bedford and Cornelia Sts.
She promptly called the Village Tavern, where an employee told her the suspect — later identified as Ella Glaser, 26 — was still sitting in the place. After the bar employee called police to report the situation, officers showed up to arrest Glaser and recover the stolen wallet.
Glaser was charged with grand larceny, identity theft and criminal possession of stolen property.