New York Police Department have failed to catch Thieves who have managed to steal over a thousand frozen cartons, bars of ice cream and gelato in 11 thefts in the manhattan area since November 2015.
Estimates have detailed that the cold-hearted thieves have struck 11-times within a year and managed to steal approximately 1,249 cartons, bars of high-end gelato, ice cream, usually favoring brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Talenti and Häagen-Dazs. the thefts have taken place in a number of large grocery chains, Duane Reade, CVS, Rite Aid and Gristedes but the thieves are yet to be caught.
It is reported that the stolen goods are being sold on to smaller independent stores, dispensaries throughout the New York at a discounted price.
The thieves have become so confident in their robbery that they walk into the chain stores at night carrying large empty bags, fill them up and run out of the store
John A. Catsimatidis, billionaire, and owner of the chain store, Gristedes, claims that the thefts have become so bad that he has been forced to offer a $5000 reward to anyone who can help the police locate the brazen thieves.
The impact of the large number of frozen treats being stolen has caused large outlets such as CVS to attach an alarm system to their Icecream cartons. Catsimatidis said his stores no longer display Häagen-Dazs in stacks.