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Thieves Load Up Shopping Carts with Pain Relievers, Walk Out of BJ’s Wholesale Club With $8K in Merchandise: NYPD

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March 16, 2021 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for two suspects who loaded up their shopping carts with pain relievers and walked out of BJ’s Wholesale Club on 48th Street without paying.

The alleged thieves, a male and a female, walked into the 34-60 48th St. store at around 8:10 p.m. on Friday and placed thousands of dollars worth of Advil, Tylenol and Pepcid in their respective carts.

They then exited the store via the emergency exit and the pair were last seen in a dark-colored four-door sedan.

Police said the merchandise was valued at close to $8,000.

The police released a photo and video of the suspects taken from the store. The store is new to the area, having opened in January.

Anyone with information in regard to the theft is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

 

 

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William

AOC’s takeaway will be that aspirin is too darn expensive and that the government should subsidize it for “victims” of society.

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Anon

I get the painkillers, but is there a big black market for Pepcid? Or can it be turned into an illegal drug somehow?!

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LIC Direct

WTF? Place a cop or two at the door, amazing but it does not surprise ? Inside job for sure, My wife went on Monday morning and the guy took 5 minutes going through the receipt at the door, so where was the guy at the door?

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Gardens Watcher

This was the side door which leads to the back alley. Easy exit and getaway. Could have been an inside job, but also possible another person was involved to distract whoever was watching the camera feed.

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Was the emergency exit alarmed???

Weee weee weee!

And you should have placed security THERE !!!

What’s the point of the cameras and video surveillance systems if you have no one watching the feed.

Doesn’t matter what they are doing, anyone throwing all that I’d the same thing (perishable, mind you) will NOT be giving you money for that. They won’t be able to mark them up and sell the on! To make any sort of profit they’ll have to charge too much and everyone will know better. Go to the store yourself and buy TWO for the same price.

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Reggie

This is 3rd degree Grand Larceny, a non-bail eligible offense. So guess what? After they get arrested, they will be released!

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So...same as if they posted bail?

Right, and if it was bail eligible, they would also be released after posting it. What, are people presumed innocent until trial in America or something?!

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Frances

So nobody was watching thosencameras !??? 🤦This may have been an inside job as well. Cameras may have gotten the license plate. Check the Woodside /Ravenswood /Astoria Projects.

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Think a little smarter

Why does it have to be those places? Every single black person who steals lives im the projects? Stop judging people

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Think a little smarter

How do you know where they should check for those people? Every black person who lives in the projects are theives like these people? Hmm, maybe you know these people? 🤔

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Gardens Watcher

Cameras all over the place, and he’s on his phone. Won’t take long to track them down. Welcome to Queens BJs. Add more security.

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Jim

This is an outrage that the police can’t stop these people. At Walgreens in Sunnyside criminals just walk in casually and steal goods. The police are inept.

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ABoondy

not to worry. the mayor will thank them for their service and give them Mets tickets and gift cards for a job well done, right after they are released within 24 hours.

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Truth

It’s not the police. It’s the mayor and progressives who will not let the police do their job.

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How did de Blasio stop police from responding to a robbery?

Imagine being this gullible! Pretty sure police still respond to 911 calls for grand larceny.

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Sara Ross

Jim – they do the same thing at the Walgreens in Forest Hills. Walk in with big shopping bags, fill them up and walk out. Most basic items are locked up. There are cameras but the staff can’t do anything. I once saw a guy (who did this many times) just walk out with a 6 pack of beer. They’re not from the neighborhood either.

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How can the police stop them

When the emergency door was the ONLY thing that alarmed anyone that anything was amiss?

That’s not the NYPDs fault or even jurisdiction. Private security staff if you want to get down to it.

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Guest

Its a bulk wholesale club, Im sure it’s not uncommon to see peoplw buying large quantities of items, or being on their phone.

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Guest

I mean, its a bulk wholesale club. Im sure it’s not uncommon to see people buying things in large quantities, I agree they were acting kind of fishy but only if you were really watching their every move

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Street Pharmacists

COVID must have done a toll on those people that they had to steal to to relieve the headaches and the heartburn that COVID gave them.

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