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A serial ice cream thief was nabbed after strolling out of an upscale Manhattan market with 20 pints of Haagen-Dazs, in accordance with police.
The cold-hearted robber was seen double-fisting the frozen deal with earlier than bolting the Morton Williams market at twenty second St. and Park Avenue South on Aug. 5 at round 1:30 p.m., retailer officers stated.
Retailer clerks stopped the person – who was carrying shorts, a white T-shirt and a knapsack – outdoors the shop and after they unzipped his backpack extra pints got here spilling out onto the steaming sidewalk within the afternoon warmth, in accordance with a video of the incident posted on TikTok.
“On a regular basis you might be coming in there to steal,” one of many clerks is heard saying within the video.
It’s not clear who filmed the incident, however Morton Williams co-owner Avi Kaner posted the two-minute clip on his Twitter account Wednesday.
The clip exhibits clerks detaining the sweet-toothed swindler by his backpack straps as a retailer supervisor took out the pints and put them into the shop’s pink buying baskets.
The thief has been focusing on the actual Morton Williams department for the previous month, going straight to the freezer part to scoop up flavors like Bourbon Praline Pecan, Caramel Cone and Espresso Chip, stated Orlando Olave, senior director of operations for Morton Williams.
“This man has been coming each two or three days,” Olave advised The Publish on Wednesday. “We lastly caught him.”
“He’s a neighborhood thief” who focuses on Haagen-Dazs ice cream, Olave added. “We haven’t seen him in any of our different shops.”
Police arrived inside quarter-hour to arrest Milton Ramirez, in accordance with a police report and a grievance from the District Lawyer’s workplace obtained by The Publish.
The 36-year-old profession legal has 39 arrests largely for petty larceny, in accordance with courtroom information. He was charged with petty larceny on Aug. 8 within the newest incident, in accordance with courtroom information.
“He’s a thief, an enormous thief,” a police supply stated.
Olave stated he believes Ramirez resells the pints to native companies like delis and bodegas.
The shop exec expects to see him again on the market quickly due to Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s lax enforcement of misdemeanor crimes.
Petty larceny is up 35% to 2,381 incidents for the week of Aug. 1-7 in comparison with a yr in the past, in accordance with NYPD information.
Morton Williams has been among the many hardest hit and employs off-duty law enforcement officials to assist with safety.
Final week, one other Morton Williams retailer on W. 57th St. was robbed of $600 value of steaks in a single fell swoop, Olave stated.
Tide detergent is one other common merchandise prized by thieves, in accordance with retailers throughout the town as The Post has reported.