Repeat Shoplifter Busted
a shoplifter was busted when store managers at the urban outfitters at 2081 broadway and west 72nd street recognized him as a repeat offender. police said that over the span of three months, joel polanco, 23, stole more than $5,000 worth of clothing from the store. when a manager confronted polanco, he said he would return the stolen merchandise, though he only gave back $1,000 worth of clothes, cops said. he had signed a statement saying that he stole $5,344 in clothing. polanco was arrested and charged with grand larceny on aug. 25.
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