Tuesday, June 29, 2010
"Cat Woman is on the prowl.
A serial stickup artist with a penchant for disguises -- including a cat mask -- has sunk her claws into shoe and beauty stores in Manhattan and Queens, The Post has learned. The last two hits by the sleek, amber-eyed thief took place last week -- targeting the high-end Arche shoe store on Astor Place in the East Village on Thursday and The Body Shop in Forest Hills, Queens, the next day.
In the strike at Arche, which was caught on video, the slick thief donned a cat mask, the source said. According to the source, the lithe 5-foot-6, 115 pound thief, described in a wanted poster as possibly Middle Eastern, strode into the store at around 1:30 p.m. She prowled for about 45 minutes before donning her disguise and pouncing on a sales clerk.
A PURR-FECT DISGUISE: A wanted poster shows a likeness of the masked woman who robbed Arche shoes at Astor Place in Manhattan and The Body Shop in Forest Hills, Queens, last week. "Give me the money. I have a gun," read a note Cat Woman passed to the worker, according to the source. She got her paws on $86 in cash and scampered off, the source said.
A day later, Cat Woman turned into the Burqa Bandit, wrapping a black scarf over her head. According to the source, she strode into The Body Shop on Austin Street and Continental Avenue in Queens at 12:50 p.m. and barked out her order to hand over some cash, the source said. She fled with $500."
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