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Burglars plunder a Queens Walgreens, steal baby formula: police

Posted: 12:04 PM, Feb 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-12 12:04:37-05

A couple of burglars in Queens ransacked a Walgreens — stealing more than $1,300 worth of baby formula, energy drinks and candy bars, police said.

The burglary happened on Jan. 11 around 3:20 p.m. on Metropolitan Avenue in the Fresh Pond section of Queens, cops said.

Authorities said that’s when two men walked into the Walgreens with backpacks walked down to the stockroom in the basement and began shoving items off the shelves — stuffing the formula, drinks, and candy into bags and backpacks.

Surveillance video shows the two walking hurriedly out of the store, with one wearing a hooded coat and the other a hooded sweatshirt.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).