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Guy steals brisket from Fairway, returns two days later for shrimp

Briskey business: A guy stole brisket from the Red Hook Fairway and then came back two days later for $200 in shrimp.
Community News Group / Max Jaeger

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.
Now you seafood, now you don’t: When he came back for seconds, the Surf ‘n’ Turf bandit took several bags of frozen shrimp totaling nearly $200.
Community News Group / Max Jaeger

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