Operation lucky bag
Is The NYPD Resurrecting A Controversial Abandoned-Wallet Sting Operation?
Recent events at a Brooklyn Target suggest yes.
Updated: Dec 21, 2016 6:29 AM
NYPD's Crime-Baiting Techniques Rebuked By Judge
Myers' attorney, Ann Mauer, called the sting that nabbed her client "certainly the most extreme version of the operation that we've seen."
Updated: Apr 14, 2013 6:42 PM
Tourist Sues City For $1 Million After Getting Arrested In NYPD "Operation Lucky Bag" Sting
A tourist who was enjoying Central Park with his family got arrested as part of the NYPD's controversial "Operation Lucky Bag." He's now suing the city for $1 million and has vowed never to return.
Updated: Nov 14, 2012 9:28 AM
Arts & Entertainment
Video: Empty iPad Box On Subway Gets Snatched Up For Laffs
The designation of the victim as an "asshole" unintentionally illustrates what's wrong with the NYPD's Operation Lucky Bag: who wouldn't pick this thing up?
Updated: Apr 24, 2012 5:26 PM
NYPD Tricks Deliverymen Into Buying Stolen Bikes, Arrests Them
In a strange attempt to stop bicycle thefts in the East Village the NYPD recently went around trying to sell deliverymen stolen bikes and then arresting those who did.
Updated: Jul 28, 2011 5:53 PM
NYPD "Lucky Bag" Sting Nabs Central Park Bag Grabbers
According to the NYPD, Operation Lucky Bag has resulted in 34 arrests since the beginning of March. But is this just a case of entrapment goosing the stats?
Updated: Jun 6, 2011 4:51 PM
Queens Pol: Operation Lucky Bag Sucks, Should Be Banned
Given that the law states that people have 10 days to return lost property to its owners or the police department, an attorney says people who are caught should "pursue a lawsuit for false arrest."
Updated: May 18, 2011 4:57 PM
Operation Lucky Bag is Back!
Operation Lucky Bag, the NYPD program that threatened to ensnare good Samaritans
Updated: Mar 7, 2008 6:14 AM
MTA Wants To Keep You On The Lookout
The MTA is refreshing its campaign to remind mass transit riders
Updated: Mar 7, 2008 5:19 AM
MTA and NYPD Don't Find Student "Subway Bomb Art" Funny
Earlier this week, some Pratt art students decided to leave a duffel
Updated: Mar 7, 2008 3:44 AM
Underground Crime Goes Down
The subway system has hit a new milestone of sorts: Having the
Updated: Mar 7, 2008 3:34 AM
"Lucky Bag" Operation So Not Cool
Last February, the NYPD announced that it was conducting "Operation Lucky
Updated: Mar 7, 2008 3:15 AM
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