Fox News’ Eric Shawn records brazen shoplifting in Manhattan store
A man walks out of a New York City drugstore with a bag full of stolen goods in broad daylight.
Photographs show a New York City Walgreens store has locked up its candy — and chained the doors to its ice cream freezer — in what the national chain calls an effort to combat rampant shoplifting.
Manhattan Walgreens shoppers looking to buy candy, ice cream and even coffee creamer at a store on Lexington Avenue near East 61st Street will first need to get past the locks and, in some cases, chains that protect the product, according to photographs taken Friday by Fox News Digital.
When contacted by phone on Friday morning, a store clerk at the 773 Lexington Ave. location confirmed that even the ice cream freezer doors were chained closed with a lock, and told FOX Business, "It has to do with all the shoplifting."
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