The Brooklyn Paper reports that a sting operation at the Court Street Trader Joe’s has resulted in at least one (alleged) scumbag being arrested:
Brooklyn Paper: According to police, two officers fanned out inside the store, with one officer and a sergeant remaining outside. One cop pretended to shop — and then drift away from her cart and the pocketbook on it — while the other officer kept watch from a distance.
At around 2:30 pm, a thief grabbed the purse — which contained $20 — and ran out of the store into an awaiting car.
But he didn’t get far. The inside officer had already radioed a description of the perp to the outside officer, who moved in quickly and arrested the suspect, who was also in possession of a small quantity of marijuana, which is not sold at the otherwise mellow supermarket.
“We have to wait for him to leave the store,” Corey said. “Otherwise, he could say, ‘I was just going to return it to the cashier.’ ”