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Woman Caught on Camera Eating, Stealing Food Worth $180 from a Jewish School's Pantry in US

Footage shows a woman eating and stealing from a store in NYC | Image credit: YouTube

Footage shows a woman eating and stealing from a store in NYC | Image credit: YouTube

The surveillance camera recorded the whole incident and shows a woman slipping in through an unlocked front door to carry out the theft.

Brooklyn’s Yeshiva school located on 15th Avenue near 40th Street in Borough Park recently witnessed a an incident of food theft. The incident took place at the Yeshiva Aleksander School on Friday, March 12 at 5:20 pm. The surveillance camera recorded the whole incident and shows a woman slipping in through an unlocked front door to carry out the theft.

According to New York Post, a report has been filed by the NYC police and the search for the thief is underway. Yeshiva is a Jewish educational institution that teaches the study of traditions, religion, texts of Talmud and the Torah, and halacha. What is known to the police is that the break-in took place around sundown, when the Yeshiva was said to be closed for Shabbat. No one was around the school during the hours of the incident. The police are on the lookout of the thief ever since.

The school’s CCTV shows the hungry thief munching on food while looking for more food to stuff. The cops have stated that the women supposedly has carried away with her more food packages. As estimated by the cops, the stolen food is worth $180. The said amount is only an estimate of what the cops believe to be missing. The woman in the footage is dressed in a red hooded jacket and white leggings, paired with white shoes. She’s seen carrying a carton of milk in her hand and roaming around the room in search of more food. The surveillance footage also shows boxes of cornflakes in the room.

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The police have shared the suspect’s identification and visual description as seen in the footage. As per the police, the woman is 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a slim build, long black hair, fair complexion, and weighs around 120 pounds.

first published:March 16, 2021, 19:16 IST