Ice Cream Reward Offered to Help Catch Carroll Gardens Thief
CARROLL GARDENS — Here's a sweet reward.
Uncle Louie G is handing out a quart of ice cream or Italian ice to the person who identifies an alleged thief caught on another neighborhood shop’s security camera.
Police described the man as having short grey hair, wearing eyeglasses and a blue jacket.
When DiLoreto noticed the money clip was missing, she reviewed the shop’s security footage, which shows a man of that description taking it, she said.
The man did not buy anything from By Brooklyn, she added.
“I want to shame him,” she said.
After DiLoreto spread the video to other local shops, Uncle Louie G's Carroll Gardens location at 233 Smith St., about a block away from By Brooklyn, stepped in with the tasty reward.
“In a[n] effort to help a fellow small business owner and friend we posted the images [of the alleged thief] at our store and on our Facebook/Twitter pages to get help from the public,” a representative from the ice cream shop said in an email.
"[W]e try to look out for each other."
If someone recognizes the purported thief in the video, the ice cream shop will notify the police and DiLoreto.
The police must positively identify the thief for Uncle Louie G to give away the quart of any ice cream or Italian ice, according to the email.
“[W]e may also increase the reward offer as summer approaches!” the rep said.
Uncle Louie G sells homemade gourmet Italian ices and ice cream in more than 50 locations across the country, according to the chain's website, but the reward is only being offered by the Carroll Gardens outpost.
The local Uncle Louie G has also had petty crimes occur at the shop and management offered a similar reward to identify a thief in 2012.
No one came forward regarding that crime, the rep said.