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Barneys Shoplifter Tries to Walk Out With $1,200 in Givenchy Shirts: NYPD

By Shaye Weaver | August 30, 2016 10:33am
 A Barneys shoplifter was caught stealing two Givenchy T-shirts worth $1,240 last week, police say.
A Barneys shoplifter was caught stealing two Givenchy T-shirts worth $1,240 last week, police say.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — A Barneys shoplifter was caught stealing two Givenchy T-shirts worth $1,240 last week, according to the NYPD.

Samuel Javier, 18, was on the second floor of the 660 Madison Ave. department store, when he stashed the two designer shirts, a black one valued at $555 and a gray one worth $686, into a shopping bag at about 2:50 p.m. on Aug. 20, police said.

He tried to pass the registers without paying but was stopped by security before he could leave the store.

Javier, who hails from the Bronx, was later arrested and charged with petit larceny. He was released after posting bail on Aug. 25, according to court records.

His attorney declined to comment on Tuesday.

Bloomingdale's was also hit by at least two other shoplifters last week, marking the ninth known attempted theft at the 1000 Third Ave. department store in the past two months:

► Giovanni Perez, 18, opened a Bloomingdale's credit card account using a fake New Jersey ID and purchased 10 pairs of Sunglass Hut shades, totaling $2,194.91, at 5:42 p.m. on Aug. 24, police said.

The store alerted police who arrested the man from Washington Heights and charged him with grand larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

After arresting him, police found him carrying three fake IDs with his photograph on them but with different names and residences, according to a criminal complaint.

He was put on supervised release, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

► At 5:42 p.m. the same day, a Bronx man stuffed two jackets into his bag and tried to walked out the department store without paying, authorities said.

Police could not say what brand of jackets were taken.

Damien Zamora, 36, was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. Bail was set at $3,500 cash or $10,000 bond. He is currently being held at Rikers Island, city records show.

Attorneys for Perez and Zamora did not immediately return calls for comment on Monday.

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► Bloomingdale's Hit by Six Attempted Shoplifters in a Month

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