A repeat robber of Bay Quick Mart at Sheepshead Bay Road and East 15th Street tried to make a quick getaway, but ended up in handcuffs this afternoon.
Around 2:30 p.m. today, the elderly thief tried to swipe a couple of papers from the newly opened storefront. He made off down Sheepshead Bay Road towards East 14th Street, with clerks in hot pursuit. Unluckily for him, the clerk caught up and dragged him back to the store, and police arrived shortly thereafter.
The clerk told Sheepshead Bites that the old man is there every day since their opening months ago, stealing newspapers, magazines and leftover change before taking off.
As police rummaged through the man’s pockets and bags after they handcuffed him, they pulled out a container of what appeared to be drugs. They took him to the precinct at around 3:00 p.m.