Thieves Hold Up Whole Foods Bowery Employees for $60K

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 at 6:09 am by
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Three employees at the Bowery Whole Foods were held up Sunday night at gunpoint near a second floor office. According to an initial report in the New York Post, and followed up by NBC News, the trio was transporting roughly $26,000 $60,000 in cash across the supermarket floor at around 10pm using shopping carts. Two thieves, one armed with a gun, were waiting for them when the elevator doors opened.

Some believe that the crime was an inside job, since the crooks casually fled the premises to Chrystie Street via receiving door. Only store workers apparently have knowledge of this particular egress.

A store worker said that the robbery may have been an inside job, noting that a coworker saw the perps leave through the receiving door.

“They ran from the receiving door which no one outside the store knows about,” the worker said. “They know parts of the store that we only know.”

He also said that his co-worker claimed to see one of the men casing the store a few weeks ago wearing the same “dreadlocks and bad, fake beard.”

Police are in pursuit.

Meanwhile, this guy remains under suspicion…

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