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Thief Stealing Antacid Meds at Duane Reade Pulls Knife on Employee: NYPD

By Irene Plagianos | January 12, 2017 8:40am

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A man pulled a knife on a Duane Reade employee after the shoplifter was spotted stealing boxes of antacids and allergy medications, police said.

A store worker told police he caught a man stuffing 16 boxes of medicine, including Prevacid and Claritin, into his pockets on Jan. 1 at about 11:45 p.m. at the 250 Broadway store.

When the 34-year-old employee confronted the man, the shoplifter thrust a knife toward the worker, without hurting him. The thief then ran out of the store with the medications.

The 250 Broadway Duane Reade has become a regular target for thieves. In December, in two separate incidents, thieves stole thousands of dollars in razors from the location, police said.