Wallet thieves rack up $1,000 Rite Aid buy

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Police said that on Sun., May 19, around 3:45 p.m., a 39-year-old man reported that he lost his wallet in the East Village. The wallet contained his driver’s license, MetroCard and several credit cards.

Police say these two young suspects used stolen credit cards to rack up big purchases at the Grand St. Rite Aid on the Lower East Side. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

A subsequent investigation determined that two unidentified young people, a male and female, were caught on surveillance video making about $1,000 worth of unauthorized charges on the victim’s credit cards at the Rite Aid store at 408 Grand St., at Clinton St., on the Lower East Side.

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