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GOP Billionaire John Catsimatidis Takes on Ice Cream Thieves in NYC

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By    |   Friday, 12 Aug 2016 12:28 PM

John Catsimatidis, the billionaire GOP donor who owns the Gristedes supermarket chain, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a Bonnie and Clyde duo who've stolen dozens of containers of ice cream from his stores.

And it's not just Gristedes that's being plagued by ice cream-grabbing crooks either, Catsimatidis insists.

Catsimatidis, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for New York City mayor in 2013, complained on Twitter:

 

 

 

Police told WPIX-TV there have been 250 complaints of ice cream thefts in 2016 and more than 130 arrests.

"They keep stealing it because it's an easy item to sell," Catsimatidis told The New York Post, noting the pilfered pints are sold cheaply to neighborhood bodegas which jack up the price for a hefty profit.

Among the favorite brands of the confectionary crooks are Ben & Jerry's and Häagen-Dazs.

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John Catsimatidis, the billionaire GOP donor who owns the Gristedes supermarket chain, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a Bonnie and Clyde duo who've stolen dozens of containers of ice cream from his stores.
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