Enjoy the Starbucks Coffee, but Watch for Thieves

NYC police blotters see plenty of thefts of purses, laptops
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2011 2:31 PM CDT
Enjoy the Starbucks Coffee, but Watch for Thieves
Customers at Starbucks in the SoHo neighborhood of New York. Watch those laptops.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Grande larceny: Purses and laptops go missing so frequently at New York City Starbucks shops that police have taken to setting up sting operations, reports the New York Times. “You can let your guard down—people are sitting down and talking and using their laptops,” said a police captain whose local store has had four bag thefts this year. "It is a comfort zone that people have." It's not necessarily that thieves are partial to Starbucks, it's just that there's 298 of them in the Big Apple. (Read more Starbucks stories.)

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