Gunmen in New York pull off $9,000 worth of Rite Aid heists

Gunmen recently raked in nearly $9,000 in separate robberies at two Rite Aids in the city – as the pharmacy chain is already reeling from a local shoplifting scourge.

The first brazen robbery occurred on February 17 when three men approached a worker at a site in South Richmond Hill, Queens, police officers said. The clerk coughed up $3,000 when he was threatened with a gun, police said.

The same idiots were at it again nearly a month later in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where they pulled out a gun, threatened an employee and fled with $5,700, according to the NYPD.

Nobody was injured in the robberies.

The unidentified suspects escaped in a black sedan, and two of them were later spotted by surveillance cameras at a deli, authorities said.

The unmasked suspects, who were wearing dark clothes and hats, are still at large, police said. They also wore gloves for their robberies, police officers said.

Rite Aid said last year it would shrink its footprint in the five boroughs after shoplifting losses cost it $5 million in losses.

The city’s shoplifting epidemic had prompted Mayor Eric Adams to support a proposal by Gov. Kathy Hochul that would tweak the state’s controversial bail reform law to give judges more discretion to put serial shoplifters behind bars. Gunmen in New York pull off $9,000 worth of Rite Aid heists


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