crimes and misdemeanors

Midtown Thief Caught with Delicious Haul

Photo: Jay Cross/Flickr

On Monday morning, some Midtown cops spotted a man looting “22 pounds of live lobsters, 25 pounds of salmon, and large boxes of shrimp and pastrami” from vans bound for Bobby Van’s Steakhouse on West 45th Street. Charles Ross, a veteran delivery truck thief, was arrested and charged with burglary, grand larceny, and possession of stolen property. The missing delicacies didn’t upset Bobby Van’s general manager, however, who noted the thief’s good taste — “I want to party with him!” — and explained to the New York Post that unless he signs for it, a delivery doesn’t cost the restaurant a penny.