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Delivery Driver Sells $20K of McDonald's Food to Harlem Bodega, Police Say

By Dartunorro Clark | May 31, 2017 4:49pm | Updated on June 1, 2017 7:40am
 The haul included hamburger patties, McNuggets, fries and apple pies, among other items, the NYPD said.
The haul included hamburger patties, McNuggets, fries and apple pies, among other items, the NYPD said.
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EAST HARLEM — You can’t pin this one on the Hamburglar.

A truck driver sold $20,000 worth of McDonald's hamburger patties, McNuggets, fries and apple pies to a local bodega, police said.

Kojo Lockhart, 43, an employee of delivery and distribution company Martin Brower, is wanted for the May 2 fast-food caper, in which he diverted the frozen products to the J&D Deli at 2336 First Ave., according to the NYPD.

He also hawked sausage, bacon, cheese, hot cakes, eggs, ketchup, butter and sugar to the bodega, police said.

A worker at the deli said he had no knowledge of the heist, claiming the owner was not in the store during a visit by DNAinfo on Wednesday.

Martin Brower has a “50-year relationship with McDonald's,” according to its company website. The delivery company has 19 distribution centers in the United States and Puerto Rico, including one upstate in Harriman, the site noted.

"Martin Brower is aware of the incident involving a former employee and alleged theft of customer merchandise," a Martin Brower spokeswoman said in a statement. "Once we learned of this incident, we immediately terminated the employee for cause and continue to work closely with law enforcement during its investigation.”

A representative for McDonald’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

Lockhart had not been arrested as of Wednesday afternoon.