William Acevedo was arrested on Nov. 20 for attempting to steal $617.53 in cosmetics from the Duane Reade at 976 Amsterdam Ave., between West 108th and 109th streets. Police said that at around 3:30 p.m. that day, a 32-year-old employee tried to detain Acevedo after he was spotted attempting to snatch the merchandise. In a getaway attempt and scuffle, Acevedo knocked over two displays, and the employee received a cut on his right middle finger.
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