New York police detective robs shop after arresting store employees (video)By Mason White 10:56 AM April 12, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A New York police detective was caught on video stealing cash from a store.
5 police department detectives raided the store in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant.
They arrested 2 employees accused of selling untaxed cigarettes. They then took money from the cash register and boxes of cigarettes as evidence.
The next day, store owner Ali Abdullah, realized that $2,650 in cash that he prepared for rent was missing. The money was kept in a box kept under the counter.
The officers provided him with a receipt documenting that $593 had been seized during the raid.
Abdullah initially thought that one of his workers stole his rent money. However, that changed when he watched the video of the security cameras in the store, which showed one of the detectives pocketing the cash.
Abdullah said that the video showed the detectives taking cash from the register and placing it into a brown evidence bag, they also took cigarettes.
Then, detective Ian Cyrus discovered the rent money under the counter. Detective Cyrus grabbed the money and was seen placing the money in his coat pocket.
Abdullah called the police to report the crime. A supervisor arrived at the deli and reviewed the surveillance video.
After seeing the video, Cyrus was suspended without pay and his supervisor, who was also present at the time of the crime, was stripped of his gun and badge, and placed on desk duty.