Man steals pork from store by stuffing it down his pants and throwing a piece at employeeBy Mason White 12:13 PM February 11, 2015
By: Chan Yuan
Police are looking to arrest a man on shoplifting charges after allegedly stealing pork and stuffing it down his pants, police in New Jersey said.
West Windsor Police said that the man stole pork loin from a Sam’s Club on Friday afternoon, by stuffing it in his pants and run out of the store without paying.
The suspect was seen inside the store around 3:00 p.m., and he later approached a store greeter, police said. He threw a piece of pork at the employee before running out of the store with another piece of meat stuffed in his pants.
The stolen pig was valued at $105. The man was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and around 35 years old.
Earlier this month, several restaurants were caught sacrificing food safety for profit by buying stolen meat that thieves kept under their pants, police in Oregon said.
Portland Police said that two food cart operators bought stolen meat and other items for their restaurants.
Thieves were stealing meat from stores, pushing it down their pants and sold it to the food cart vendors.
48-year-old Renuka Devi Prasad and 56-year-old Wing Fai Lee, knowingly bought several stolen items from the thieves, including soda, oven cleaner and cookware.
Both were charged with attempted theft by receiving. Prasad told investigators that she thought she was buying meat from a wholesaler.
She owns Ren’s Bubble Tea while Lee owns Chop Chop. Both of their food carts are still open for business. The investigation began after Safeway filed a complaint about stolen meat.
During the investigation, some food cart vendors showed interest in buying stolen items from undercover police officers.