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Workers Steal Nearly $4,000 in Electronics from B&H Warehouse, Police Say

By Alexandra Leon | October 21, 2016 5:30pm | Updated on October 24, 2016 8:58am
 Police say three men stole various iPads and an Apple Watch from the B&H Photo Video warehouse at 63 Flushing Ave.
Police say three men stole various iPads and an Apple Watch from the B&H Photo Video warehouse at 63 Flushing Ave.
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BROOKLYN NAVY YARD — Three employees at a B&H Photo and Video warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard were arrested for stealing nearly $4,000 worth of electronics, police and prosecutors said.

The first theft happened around 11 a.m. on Sept. 2, when warehouse worker Shaquille Pichardo-Sanchez, 23, snatched two iPads from the warehouse at 63 Flushing Ave., according to a criminal complaint. 

A security guard watching surveillance footage after returning to work from a holiday told police he saw Pichardo-Sanchez place two iPads worth $1,288 into his backpack before leaving work, the complaint said.

While reviewing the footage, the security guard also noticed two other employees — Devon Strachan, 33, and Leroy Raymond, 28 — take several electronics from the warehouse, authorities said. 

The video shows Raymond and Strachan placing an iPad Air 2, an iPad Pro, an iPad Mini and an Apple Watch worth $2,575 in their backpacks between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, according to officials. 

The guard confronted the employees and found the stolen items in their bags, the complaint said.

After running the serial numbers, the guard found that the stolen electronics were supposed to be shipped to customers. 

A representative for B&H Photo and Video could not immediately be reached for comment. 

Pichardo-Sanchez, Strachan and Raymond were each charged with grand larceny, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to court records.

They were released without bail. 

Pichardo-Sanchez is due back in court on Oct. 24, Strachan is due Dec. 15 and Raymond is due Oct. 21.

An attorney for Pichardo-Sanchez declined to comment on the case. Attorneys for Strachan and Raymond were not immediately available.

Other notable crimes from the 88th Precinct, which includes Fort Greene and Clinton Hill:

► A burglar stole a cash box and a Samsung tablet from The Market restaurant at 372 Lafayette Ave. just before 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, police said. A manager at the eatery declined to comment.

► A 14-year-old boy was waiting for the B38 bus at Vanderbilt Avenue and Willoughby Street around 3:20 p.m. on Oct. 13 when a man grabbed a cellphone from the teen's hand, police said. The teen chased the man for a block, but a second man appeared and threatened the victim but did not strike him. Both men fled in an unknown direction.

► A 13-year-old boy was playing inside P.S. 20’s playground at DeKalb Avenue and Adelphi Street around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 when an unidentified suspect came up to him and asked for the time, police said. The suspect then took the boy's iPhone 6, saying if he wanted it back, he was going to have to fight him.