May 7, 2019
Imagine stealing from a 99 cent store.
Imagine how black you have to be to think that the reward for doing so outweighs the risk.
The NYPD is looking for a suspected shoplifter who was caught on camera brawling with workers on the street after he was caught stealing from a 99 cent store.
Police released surveillance video from the incident which occurred Friday at about 10.20am outside the 99 Cent Land store in the Bronx.
In the video, a store worker, whose face has been blurred out, can be seen trying to grab a man in a hooded sweatshirt, who then slaps the store worker in the face. The employee stumbles into another employee, who joins the fight and gets face-slapped as well.
As the alleged shoplifter tries to run away, the two store employees chase after him and are punched in the face before the man runs into the street and gets away.
Authorities said that the man stole a small radio from the store by putting it inside the fanny pack, which can be seen strapped across his chest in the video.
The store clerk, a 56-year-old woman, got punched in the face when she tried to stop the shoplifter at the door. Three store employees then chased the shoplifter out into the street.
Authorities are asking for help in identifying the man in the video, who is described as being in his 20s, 5’9″ tall and 150 pounds.