Calculator heist in East Village adds up to $1,200 in stolen goods

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One of the suspects in the calculator theft. (Courtesy NYPD)

Four men are wanted by police after a Target in the East Village was robbed of $1,200 worth of calculators, officials said.

The incident occurred last month on Dec. 9, around 5 p.m., at the Target at 500 East 14th St., at Avenue A. The group of four entered the store and then allegedly took nine Texas Instruments calculators, according to an official familiar with the investigation.

The group then tried to leave the store without paying for the pricey calculators, and they were confronted by one of the store’s loss prevention officers. When the employee tried to stop them, he was pushed into a wall, police said, and then to the floor.

The four alleged thieves then fled in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported and the store employee refused medical attention at the scene.

Police released surveillance images of the four wanted men, taken at the incident location.

(Courtesy NYPD)
(Courtesy NYPD)
(Courtesy NYPD)

Anyone with information about this incident in the 9th Precinct is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.