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Police Nab Garbage Can Thief Spotted by Shomrim

20 Mar 2019 12:56 PM

Boro Park – Police apprehended this morning a suspect caught last month on surveillance camera stealing two new garbage cans placed outside a home in Boro Park.
The oddball theft happened the night of Feb. 25 at 12th Ave. and 42nd Street. A man was seen going over to a row of garbage cans, removing the garbage bag and placing them one inside the other. He then wheeled them out of the camera’s frame.

Video footage captured the scene, and a Shomrim member on patrol this morning recognized a man who got the description. The suspect was held until police arrived to arrest him.
While garbage cans may not be a top target of thieves — everyone across the country leaves them outside unattended — the costs add up.

They cost on average between $125 and $150 each. Two of them can lead to an expense of as much as $300.

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