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.”