A New Jersey woman was arrested Monday for allegedly drugging and robbing rich men across New York City, taking thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry. Alexandra Martinez reportedly targeted around five men across Brooklyn and Manhattan, often working alone or with an accomplice.
The New York Post reports:
A bottle-blond teen from New Jersey has made a killing in the Big Apple by preying on wealthy men — getting picked up at bars and then ripping off her marks at their homes or hotels, sources told The Post.
Alexandra Martinez, 19, who was arrested Monday, targeted at least five men in Brooklyn and Manhattan — including one who took her back to the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Midtown — for a total haul of $58,000 in cash and pricey watches, the sources said.
Martinez, who allegedly slipped Mickeys into cocktails she stirred for at least two victims, was arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn Criminal Court on grand larceny charges for two of the thefts.
Her arrest comes amid an alarming rise in high-end watch thefts in the city this year that was revealed by The Post — including at least 31 Rolexes taken by women who go after men in bars and clubs.
Most notably, a Beverly Hills watch dealer, Steven Rostovsky, told cops he lost a $590,000, limited-edition Greubel Forsey watch and $6,000 to two women he brought from a Midtown strip club to The Baccarat hotel in the predawn hours of Dec. 7.
The arrest of Martinez comes in the wake of New York Knicks player Derrick Williams getting robbed by a pair of women he met in New York and took home to his residence in Tribeca. The thieving pair made away with around $750,000 in goods.
Martinez had some help in concocting her scheme in the Brooklyn thefts, and she eyed her victims based on the value of their watches.
According to Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Wilfredo Cotto, Martinez and others of her ilk would meet their victims at high-end clubs or restaurants. If they were seen wearing a Rolex or related luxury item, they would work their plan.
Martinez, is charged with five counts of grand larceny, and was released on $50,000 bond.