Man Tried to Steal Ham From Clinton Hill Key Food, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye on March 3, 2014 7:33am 

 A 47-year-old man was charged with stealing ham from Key Food in Clinton Hill.
A 47-year-old man was charged with stealing ham from Key Food in Clinton Hill.
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CLINTON HILL — A wannabe Hamburglar tried to make off with meat from a Lafayette Avenue grocery store.

Boris Hassell, 47, was spotted trying to steal an Oscar Mayer ham from the Key Food at 325 Lafayette Ave. near St. James Place about 2 p.m. Feb. 21, police said.

Hassell hid the ham in his backpack and tried to leave the store without paying when staff members stopped him, police said.

A fight broke out and a Key Food staff member suffered scratches and abrasions on his neck and back, according to police.

Police valued the stolen property at $8.

Hassell is charged with assault and attempted assault, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, menacing and harassment, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.

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