New York City is experiencing a heatwave that is expected to last several more days. Temperatures may reach 110F (43C). The NYPD said that there have been more than 250 ice-cream theft complaints this year and 130 arrests.
Even a billionaire has reached melting point,
John Catsimatidis, who owns the Gristedes chain of grocery stores, told AFP he was fed up with a ruthless gang cleaning out his freezer cases and selling luxurious cartons to corner stores for a fraction of the price.“It’s a nice summer reward,” he said. “Our managers have been going through the refrigerator cases and they’re wiped out.
“This gang of three to four people comes in and puts them in large shopping bags, they distract the manager and sell them,” he added.