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Call him the Surf ’n’ Turf Bandit!

A braise-n brisk-taker stole five cuts of brisket from the Red Hook Fairway last week and then came back two days later for a few pounds of shrimp.

The bandit and an accomplice first struck on Sept. 14, walking out of the store with five cuts of brisket worth $250, law enforcement sources said.

But that was just the appetizer — he came back alone on Sept. 16, grabbed $189.94 worth of frozen shrimp and scampered off.

Managers caught the guy when he tried to crib the crustaceans, but he gave them the slip before police arrived, a manager said.

“We called the police, but he ran,” said general manager Oumar Cisse, noting workers could not detain the guy.

The store has photos of the suspected shoplifter, but it is respecting his presumed innocence under the law and won’t make the photos public unless police ask it to, the grocery chain’s security maven said.

“It’s not our policy to release photos,” said Mike Pacewicz, Fairway’s head of loss-prevention. “He hasn’t been convicted of anything.”

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

jjm from c. hill says:
At those prices, i'd be tempted to snatch them too.
Sept. 24, 2015, 7:07 am
seriously from Brooklyn says:
Is this the best Fairway can do for free advertisement?

I suppose they'll use this as the excuse for their going out of business - blame the community for being crooks after they ripped us off all these years with their craze prices and false grada a chicken.
Sept. 24, 2015, 9:32 am
Sam from Gowanus says:
Whole Paycheck is way more pricey.
Sept. 24, 2015, 11:24 am
He hasn't been .... from Flatbush says:
Really! How stupi of Fairway. A perp steals from your store but you wont put up his photo unless the police ask for it?

When was this law passed?
Sept. 24, 2015, 12:05 pm
He hasn't been .... from Flatbush says:
I meant to write"stupid"
Sept. 24, 2015, 12:06 pm
He hasn't been .... from Flatbush says:
Since when do stores not post pictures of the perp who is stealing from a store unless the police ask for it? I see it done all over Flatbush. Is Fairway different? Perhaps the theif is known to them and are afraid he will sue them for stealing merhandise;)
Sept. 24, 2015, 11:35 pm
Me from Bay Ridge says:
I've seen it in small independent stores, never in a corporate store.
Sept. 25, 2015, 6:54 am
old time brooklyn from slope says:
with the price of brsiket i cannot blame him
Sept. 26, 2015, 11:18 am

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