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A Brooklyn man remains locked up on high bail after allegedly slashing a Ridgewood supermarket employee with a hypodermic needle while attempting to steal a bunch of steaks on Saturday night.

Law enforcement sources said that Angelo Adorno, 57, of Grove Street in Bushwick allegedly pilfered four steaks worth a combined $50 from the Fresh N Save supermarket located at 60-16 Myrtle Ave. at about 6:42 p.m. on Aug. 4.

According to the criminal complaint that the Queens District Attorney’s office provided, a security guard at the store noticed Adorno allegedly placing the steaks in a bag he was carrying, then walking up to the cashier and only paying for a loaf of bread.

Upon exiting the store, authorities said, a store employee and the security guard followed Adorno and eventually confronted him in front of a home on Summerfield Street, just around the corner from the supermarket.

When the store employee demanded the steaks back, police said, Adorno allegedly struck him in the torso with a hypodermic needle, causing a slash wound. The employee and security guard, however, managed to detain Adorno until 104th Precinct officers arrived at the scene.

The slashed store employee was brought to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Cops recovered the stolen steaks from a bag found in Adorno’s possession.

Police arrested Adorno on charges of first- and second-degree robbery, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a weapon. Following his arraignment on Aug. 5, Adorno was ordered held on $75,000 cash or $50,000 bond; he’s due back in court on Aug. 10.


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