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Target Employee Gives Away $5,000 Worth of Merchandise to Friends

By Gustavo Solis | January 7, 2015 5:48pm
 An employee stole $5,000 worth of merchandise from the Target in the East River Plaza, the NYPD said.
An employee stole $5,000 worth of merchandise from the Target in the East River Plaza, the NYPD said.
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EAST HARLEM — A cashier working for Target took aim at her employer's merchandise as she handed out almost $5,000 of free stuff to friends. 

The inside job was carried out at the Target in the East River Plaza on East 117th Street and First Avenue when Bobbie Bienman, 18, ran items through the cash register, marked them as paid but didn't take any money from the customers, according to the NYPD. 

During the Dec. 20 incident, Bienman handed out 128 items of clothing, 22 electronics, 17 household items, 13 toys, six items from the pharmacy, and two gift cards. The total came out to $4,756, according to the NYPD.

She has not returned to work since Target reported the crime on Dec. 30. 

The company did not immediately respond when asked about the larceny.

Bienman is 5 foot 4 inches tall, 160 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes.

Other notable crimes in the 25 Precinct include:

► A burglar with expensive taste stole $2,000 worth of Nike Jordan sneakers, a Play Station 4 and Bose speakers from an East Harlem apartment.

The victim noticed something was wrong even before he walked into his 17th floor apartment at 1990 Lexington Ave. on Dec. 30. The front door had been busted open and the apartment was trashed, according to the NYPD. 

Eight pairs of the popular sports shoe were missing, along with the $600 video game console and the $400 speakers.

Officers are investigating the incident, no suspect has been identified.

► A delivery man was robbed by his customer when he dropped off Chinese food to the Lincoln Houses.

The 44-year-old delivery man arrived at 2130 Madison Ave. about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 28, called the customer's cellphone and asked him to come downstairs for the food. When it was time to pay, the customer stalled and an accomplice showed up behind the delivery driver and said "I have a gun, give me the money," according to the NYPD.

The customer, who also told the delivery man that he had a gun, took $60 from the victim's pocket.

The NYPD is investigating the incident. The suspect who answered the cell phone is 5-foot 5-inches tall and 180 pounds. The one with the gun is 5-foot 7-inches tall and 170 pounds.

An employee at the restaurant, 88 Chinese Restaurant on 133rd Street and Lenox Avenue, said she was not aware of the robbery.