Sometimes you just need to brush. This holiday shopper decided to forgo the paying and get straight to the taking when he decided to steal toothpaste (of all things), from Rite Aid. The product of choice? Colgate and Sensodyne, of course. According to NYPD, a man in a black coat and hoodie entered the Rite Aid on 43-02 Ditmars Blvd around 9AM on Friday.
Heading toward the hygiene section, the man took 43 tubes of Colgate and 12 tubes of Sensodyne toothpaste. A 43 year old worker from Rite Aid tried stopping the man, however was pushed to the floor as the toothpaste thief left the store.
What’s your toothpaste of choice, Astoria?
Police described the suspect as 27 years old, 5 foot 7 inches and about 185 pounds. He wore a gray hoodie and a dark jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).