Man Steals 15 Pounds of Crab Legs from Chelsea Whole Foods: NYPD

By Mathew Katz on March 7, 2014 7:32am 

 Police said Ahelah Browne, 36, stole more than 15 pounds of crab legs from the Chelsea Whole Foods.
Police said Ahelah Browne, 36, stole more than 15 pounds of crab legs from the Chelsea Whole Foods.
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CHELSEA — A man stole more than 15 pounds of pricey snow crab legs from the Chelsea Whole Foods over the course of a week, police said.

Ahelah Browne, 36, stole five $64 3.165-pound packages of crab legs from the 250 Seventh Ave. store before he was arrested Tuesday, police said.

The accused thief swiped seafood on Feb. 22, 24, 27 and 28, and on March 1, the NYPD said.

Browne was arrested after a Whole Foods manager took video surveillance footage to the 10th Precinct, police said. Authorities charged Browne with petit larceny for the thefts, which totaled $320.

Whole Foods did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A lawyer for Browne could not be reached.

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