Ice cream robbery a serious problem in Manhattan
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Manhattan Ice cream crime wave

Crooks rob ice cream from major chains and then sell them as quickly as they could to smaller shops that act as fences

The robbery happens sometimes multiple times a day to the same stores

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/05/nyregion/stolen-sold-and-savored-ice-cream-is-a-hot-commodity-in-manhattan.html


They have stolen approximately 1,249 cartons or bars of ice cream and gelato in 11 thefts, the police said. All the thefts took place in chain stores like Duane Reade, CVS and Rite Aid.

They come at night, like two or three of them, with bags,” Gabriel Rosario said, stocking shelves last week at a Duane Reade near Washington Square Park. “They fill them up and run out of the store.”



They generally favor Ben & Jerry’s, Talenti, Häagen-Dazs. On one day in January, thieves made off with 256 pints of ice cream — including 100 pints of Häagen-Dazs and 100 more of Talenti — in three separate heists.




When cashiers at a Duane Reade in the Flatiron district see someone behaving suspiciously, they play a recorded warning over the public-address system: “Security, walk the floor.” A large screen near where the ice cream is kept shows the surveillance feed from the camera trained on the cooler. It has not deterred thieves, who have raided that store four times since December — twice on one day, 90 minutes apart.



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Posted 9/4/16
Maybe they had a birthday party?
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As criminal activity goes this is fairly vanilla at first glance, but the sheer amount and frequency makes it remarkable. Those are some stone cold criminals to be doing this so brazenly, and the profits would have to be pretty sweet to make this worth it. The thieves seem to be pretty easy to get on camera, though, so it's likely to be a rocky road ahead for anyone who fudges things up while trying to get a taste for themselves. I can understand why store owners would be whipped into a frenzy, but I'm confident the justice that will be served in response to these thefts will be anything but soft.
Posted 9/4/16 , edited 9/5/16

BlueOni wrote:

As criminal activity goes this is fairly vanilla at first glance, but the sheer amount and frequency makes it remarkable. Those are some stone cold criminals to be doing this so brazenly, and the profits would have to be pretty sweet to make this worth it. The thieves seem to be pretty easy to get on camera, though, so it's likely to be a rocky road ahead for anyone who fudges things up while trying to get a taste for themselves. I can understand why store owners would be whipped into a frenzy, but I'm confident the justice that will be served in response to these thefts will be anything but soft.


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WTF, stealing ice cream.... Even if it they weren't stealing it from stores, but from individuals instead, it would still be criminal to me. NO ONE MESSES WITH MY ICE CREAM! But the sheer amount of ice cream that they're stealing is just unbelievable. I'm guessing that since this is Manhattan, the upper crust of New York City, that the price that they're getting for the ice cream must be pretty good to be doing this.
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Nuts.
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BlueOni wrote:

As criminal activity goes this is fairly vanilla at first glance, but the sheer amount and frequency makes it remarkable. Those are some stone cold criminals to be doing this so brazenly, and the profits would have to be pretty sweet to make this worth it. The thieves seem to be pretty easy to get on camera, though, so it's likely to be a rocky road ahead for anyone who fudges things up while trying to get a taste for themselves. I can understand why store owners would be whipped into a frenzy, but I'm confident the justice that will be served in response to these thefts will be anything but soft.


I see what you did there, and there, and there, and there.
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BlueOni wrote:

As criminal activity goes this is fairly vanilla at first glance, but the sheer amount and frequency makes it remarkable. Those are some stone cold criminals to be doing this so brazenly, and the profits would have to be pretty sweet to make this worth it. The thieves seem to be pretty easy to get on camera, though, so it's likely to be a rocky road ahead for anyone who fudges things up while trying to get a taste for themselves. I can understand why store owners would be whipped into a frenzy, but I'm confident the justice that will be served in response to these thefts will be anything but soft.


I'm so proud of you. Ice creamed in delight and howled in laughter at your puns.
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