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Knife-Wielding Shoplifter Steals Body Wash from Flushing Rite Aid


Nov. 22, 2019 By Allie Griffin

A knife-wielding, hygiene-conscious bandit stole several bottles of body wash from a Flushing Rite Aid on Monday.

The man grabbed the bottles from the drug store, located at 144-29 Northern Blvd., on Nov. 18 at 4 a.m. When a security officer attempted to stop him, he took out a knife and stated that he would hurt him, cops said.

He was seen in a black hoodie and black pants, police said.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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