Cops: Woman tries to steal food from grocery store

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70th Precinct


Food thief

Cops arrested a woman for allegedly stealing food from an Avenue J grocery store on Oct. 14.

An employee told police that he was working at the store between E. 14th and E. 15th streets at 10:36 pm when he noticed the victim take a jar of olives, two jugs of ice cream, four bottles of water, and a salmon, before attempting to waltz out without paying her bill.

Knife to meet you

A man was arrested for his part in the knifepoint robbery of a woman on Coney Island Avenue on Oct. 13.

The victim told police that she was near 18th Avenue at 5:06 pm when the suspect and another man approached her, drawing a knife and demanding that she hand over her valuables.

The victim said she gave them some cash and her perfume, according to court documents.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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