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Thief Steals $1,400 in Allegra from UWS Drugstore, Police Say

By Emily Frost | June 6, 2014 4:57pm | Updated on June 9, 2014 8:39am
 A thief stole 57 boxes of Allegra worth $1,400 from an Upper West Side Duane Reade, police said.
A thief stole 57 boxes of Allegra worth $1,400 from an Upper West Side Duane Reade, police said.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — Thieves stole thousands of dollars of allergy medication and other over-the-counter medicine from local drugstores in recent days, police said.

In the first incident, a 20-something male stole 57 boxes of Allegra worth $1,400 from a Duane Reade at Broadway and West 70th Street on Sunday at 8:40 p.m., the NYPD said.

Then, on June 3, two men swiped $2,400 worth of medicine from another Duane Reade at Columbus Avenue and West 75th Street about 1 a.m., police said. They made off with bottles of Advil, the heartburn medication Prisolec, One Touch blood sugar monitors and $200 in Crest White Strips, police added. 

The stores declined to comment on the incidents. 

Other notable crimes in the 20th Precinct include: 

► A thief swiped camera and film bags worth $1,500 from a woman's car parked on West 84th Street, police said. The victim, 32, returned to her car on Columbus and Amsterdam avenues Tuesday about 9 a.m. to find the side rear window shattered and the items gone, police said.

► A $1,300 bicycle was stolen from a rack at the corner of West 80th Street and Broadway Wednesday, police said. The victim, 45, returned to the rack after locking up her Cannondale Quick bike for about 20 minutes to find it gone, police said.

► A Club Monaco store had $1,200 worth of sunglasses lifted from the shop on Columbus Avenue between West 70th and 71st streets, police said. A manager noticed the missing shades during an inventory check on Monday about 1 p.m., police said. The store declined to comment.