Thieves Steal $600 in Rogaine from UWS Drugstore, Police Say

By Emily Frost on April 7, 2014 9:00am 

 Thieves stole $600 worth of Rogaine from Duane Reade. 
Thieves stole $600 worth of Rogaine from Duane Reade. 
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UPPER WEST SIDE — Talk about a bald-faced crime.

A pair of thieves made off with $600 worth of Rogaine from a local Duane Reade, as well as hundreds of dollars in other medicines, police said. The two male suspects, who have not been identified, went on their sticky-fingered spree at the drugstore located on Columbus Avenue and West 75th Street about 10:30 p.m. on March 23. 

They were caught on a security camera opening a white shopping bag and dumping in the Rogaine, $60 worth of the heartburn medication Prilosec, $1,100 worth of One Touch blood sugar monitors, and $450 in Mucinex before leaving the store, police said. 

Employees at the Duane Reade declined to comment on the incident. 

In early February, thieves lifted $3,000 in Mucinex and Benadryl off the shelves of a West 63rd Street Duane Reade. 

Other notable crimes in the 20th Precinct include: 

Two men stole a $2,500 Yves Saint Laurent bag from Barneys last week, police said. The thieves entered the upscale store on Broadway near West 76th Street about 2 p.m. on March 29 and walked out with the pricey item, police noted.

The store's manager declined to comment.

   Two shoplifters took $4,000 worth of pants from the American Apparel at West 72nd Street and Broadway, police said. The men took 55 pairs of riding pants off the shelves about 7 p.m. Wednesday and walked out, according to police. Staff members saw them take the pants off the shelves and walk out without paying for them. Police did not provide a description of the thieves. The store manager declined to comment. In early February, a shoplifter swiped 31 pairs of pants worth $2,600 from the clothing store. 

   A female movie-goer had her $1,200 wedding band stolen out of her coat at the AMC Loews Theater on Broadway at West 84th Street, police said. The victim, who was watching a movie at the time, had the ring tucked in her coat on the seat next to her when the theft occurred about 2 a.m. on March 30, police said. Both the coat and ring were taken, police said. The theater did not respond to a request for comment. 

   An 18-year-old man had items from his locker at the Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center stolen on April 3 about 6:30 p.m., police said. The man lost his MetroCard, his bank cards and $53, police said. The Center, run by the Parks Department, suffered locker break-ins in the past. "Parks continues to work with the NYPD on any locker break-ins," said Parks spokesman Philip Abramson. "Many of our recreation center members secure their valuables (wallets, phones) in secure lockers located in each center's lobby, near the front desk, and we encourage members to continue doing this as an extra layer of precaution."

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