A thief left his mark on a Manhattan Goal Sunday morning — swiping two duffel bags-worth of things whilst flashing a field cutter at safety guards, police officers stated.
The newest example within the town’s shoplifting surge started at 11 a.m. on the Target on 2nd Street in Kips Bay.
The criminal snatched electronics, pharmacy pieces and meals, stuffing the pilfered items into a couple of duffel luggage, an NYPD spokeswoman stated.
“He displayed a field cutter to safety after which fled,” she added.
There have been no instant accidents.
Police have been looking the person, described as in his 50s.
The large-box heist comes amid a shoplifting spree around the Giant Apple that experience left cabinets naked at retail outlets like CVS, Walgreens and Ceremony-Assist.
As of Sept. 12, the town has observed 26,385 court cases of retail robbery — essentially the most ever recorded going again to 1995, The Put up reported previous this month. It’s a 32 % spike from ultimate yr (20,024) and 38 % surge from 2014 (19,166).
Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams stated Thursday that if elected he would let police officers know on Day Person who his management “gained’t be sitting again” amid the wave of thefts.
“And I’m going to allow them to know that we’re now not sitting again, staring at folks stroll into Duane Reades and different retail outlets and grabbing rubbish luggage filled with provides,” he stated. “And ATVs riding up and down our roads.”