Drug store lootings have become commonplace in the past year, but detectives from the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill are looking for two individuals so brazen that they didn’t even bother with face-coverings when they ransacked an Atlantic Avenue Rite-Aid late last month.
The two men entered the store located at 102-30 Atlantic Ave. just before midnight on Saturday, Aug. 27, and went straight behind the cashier’s counter. They proceeded to remove allergy medications from the shelves and stuffed them into gray plastic trash bags before running off in an unknown direction, police said.
There were no injuries reported as a result of the looting, police said, adding that the value of the stolen merchandise is approximately $2,520.
The NYPD on Saturday released surveillance photos of the two men and described them as between the ages of 20 to 25 with dark-skinned complexions. One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, camouflage pants and a black head covering. The second suspect wore a brown jacket with a hoodie, black pants, a black Nike head covering and black headphones.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.