A vendor told police he saw a woman remove the shears from a display, place them in her pocket and walk past more than one register without paying around 12:30 p.m. on March 12.
The venue was hosting both the International Esthetics Cosmetics Spa Show and the International Beauty Show that day.
The shears were worth a total of $525. The 57-year-old thief was arrested on charges of petit larceny, police said.
A Javits Center spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
Other recent crimes in the 10th Precinct include:
► A 33-year-old man was arrested after he approached an undercover officer in front of the Dream Downtown Hotel at 355 W. 16th St., near Ninth Avenue, around 11 p.m. on March 9 and offered the officer $100 and an unspecified controlled substance in exchange for sex, the NYPD said. “I wasn’t selling drugs, I just wanted sex,” the man told an arresting officer.
► A 28-year-old man went to 1 Oak nightclub at 453 W. 17th St., near 10th Avenue, around 3:20 a.m. on March 11, police said. When he woke up at his apartment the next day, he realized he was missing two David Yurman chain necklaces, valued at $12,500 each. The man took a taxi home from the club, but said he didn’t remember anyone stealing the chains because he was “highly intoxicated,” police said.
► An employee at Treehaus MiMA told police he saw a man take two Nubian Heritage mango lotions worth $25, one Nubian Heritage coconut lotion worth $12, a bar of almond soap worth $5, four lilac soaps worth $20, another bottle of Nubian Heritage lotion worth $12, three bars of shea butter soap worth $14 and a Nubian Heritage raw shea butter wash worth $12 from the store at 470 W. 42nd St., near 10th Avenue, around 11:12 a.m. on March 11. The 40-year-old man was arrested at the scene, and an officer found a crack pipe in his left coat pocket. The store’s owner didn’t immediately respond to request for comment Thursday.
► A 40-year-old man was arrested for stealing $569 worth of medicine, body spray and curling irons from a Rite Aid at 282 Eighth Ave., between West 24th and 25th streets, around 1:30 p.m. on March 10, police said. A Rite Aid assistant manager on Thursday said she wasn’t at the store when the incident happened.