Repeat Shoplifter Busted

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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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