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Thief Swipes Shampoo Bottles After Biting Rite Aid Guard, Cops Say

 Rite Aid at 182 Smith St.
Rite Aid at 182 Smith St.
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DNAinfo/Nikhita Venugopal

COBBLE HILL — A thief sunk his teeth into a Rite Aid security guard's hand before fleeing with four stolen bottles of shampoo worth $20, cops say.

The 34-year-old guard tried to stop the robber, who attempted to leave the store, at 182 Smith St., without paying for the shop's products, on July 14 about 12:50 a.m., according to police sources.

The two stuggled back and forth but the thief managed to escape after chomping into the guard's right hand, leaving him injured, cops say.

Police sources described the biter at a 30-year-old man, about 130 pounds with brown hair.

Rite Aid did not respond to requests for comment.

Other notable crimes in this week’s blotter at the 76th Precinct included the following from police sources:

►  A $35 bottle of Patron Tequila, along with a $50 ten-inch chef’s knife and $80 in coins were swiped from restaurant Caselnova, at 215 Columbia St., July 9.

► A $200 iPhone in a red case was stolen on the southbound G train at Smith and President Streets, July 9. Two men, both about 20 years old, grabbed the victim’s phone and fled the train.

► About $50,000 was taken from a safe, which was opened by force, at Rafi’s Town Car Auto Center, located at 100 Huntington St., on July 10.

► Thieves took a 46-inch Samsung television worth $1,500, a $500 Maytag Washing Machine, a $1000 Lincoln Electric MIG Welder and a 1940s Rolex Watch worth $10,000 from a 39-year-old man’s Columbia Street home, about 2:00 a.m., on July 16.