Monday, June 24, 2013


The Rite-Aid employee saw the customer put the pocket mirror in her purse. The security guard detained the customer as she started to leave the store. The guard took her purse from her, took the mirror out of it, and refused to return the bag to the alleged perpetrator, who then used her cell phone to smash a window.

The thirty-six-year-old shoplifter ran outside with the intention of making her getaway on a city bus--probably not anybody's first choice for Best Getaway Vehicle. Police arrested her on the spot for petit larceny (stealing the mirror), criminal mischief (breaking the window), and possession of stolen property (having the mirror).

She was booked that day at the Rose M. Singer Center, the women's jail on Riker's Island, charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance (a misdemeanor) and petit larceny and incarcerated the next day, with a date set in Brooklyn Criminal Court for this past Friday.

The crime occurred in the Rite-Aid on Church Avenue at the corner of E. 3rd Street on June 16th at about 2:00 p.m.