Sunday, October 23, 2016

Three B&H Photo and Video employees charged with thefts

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BROOKLYN NY Oct 23 2016 — Three employees at a B&H Photo and Video warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard were arrested for stealing nearly $4,000 worth of electronics, police and prosecutors said.
The first theft happened around 11 a.m. on Sept. 2, when warehouse worker Shaquille Pichardo-Sanchez, 23, snatched two iPads from the warehouse at 63 Flushing Ave., according to a criminal complaint.
A security guard watching surveillance footage after returning to work from a holiday told police he saw Pichardo-Sanchez place two iPads worth $1,288 into his backpack before leaving work, the complaint said.
While reviewing the footage, the security guard also noticed two other employees — Devon Strachan, 33, and Leroy Raymond, 28 — take several electronics from the warehouse, authorities said.
The video shows Raymond and Strachan placing an iPad Air 2, an iPad Pro, an iPad Mini and an Apple Watch worth $2,575 in their backpacks between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, according to officials.
The guard confronted the employees and found the stolen items in their bags, the complaint said.
After running the serial numbers, the guard found that the stolen electronics were supposed to be shipped to customers.
A representative for B&H Photo and Video could not immediately be reached for comment.
Pichardo-Sanchez, Strachan and Raymond were each charged with grand larceny, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to court records.
They were released without bail.
Pichardo-Sanchez is due back in court on Oct. 24, Strachan is due Dec. 15 and Raymond is due Oct. 21.

An attorney for Pichardo-Sanchez declined to comment on the case. Attorneys for Strachan and Raymond were not immediately available.

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