Undercover sting busts career criminals in the Battery

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Staten Island ferry bike pathMay 18, 2016- The Post reports, “Cops sent undercover teams out to pose as tourists and determine how the scam worked. It centered around Battery Park to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

The undercovers found that the sellers were telling tourists the boat to Liberty Island was sold out, but if they bought tickets on other boats, they’d get to the Statue of Liberty. The other boats give tours but do not travel to Liberty Island.

Cops arrested 14 people by early afternoon and were planning to serve another seven warrants by the end of the day, Miller said. The bogus ticket sales led to other assaults and to multiple complaints from tourists.”

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1 Response to Undercover sting busts career criminals in the Battery

  1. bma112 says:

    These guys are the absolute worst. I recently witnessed a mob of them harassing anyone getting off of the train at the Chambers St stop on that West Broadway in the middle of TriBeCa.

    The further south you travel towards South Ferry the more aggressive they become.

    I have been on the train between Rector St and S Ferry and they are actually on the train targeting tourists and following them off the train and up the stairs. I personally intervened because they were making me uncomfortable let alone the poor tourists.

    I cannot believe the city allows this to happen. It’s an embarrassment.

    I’ve been harassed less at the airport in India…

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