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Two Men Wanted For Petit Larceny After Stealing From Staples

Two unidentified men walked into the Terryville Staples and stole almost $300 worth of ink cartages.

Courtesy of the Public Information Office
Courtesy of the Public Information Office

Two men wearing dark colored hats and zip-up jackets walked into Staples, located at 5141 Route 347, and walked out with some HP inkjet cartridges. The catch, they didn't pay for them. 

Police said the men walked into the Terryville Staples at 6 p.m. on Jan. 4, walked over to the ink aisle and was able to smuggle over $240 worth of cartridges out of the store.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct have done everything to try and find these men, but have come up empty handed and are now asking for the public’s help.

The Suffolk County Crime Stoppers will offer a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that might lead to an arrest. 

If you have any tips or recognize the men in the above photos, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. 

CityMeowse January 24, 2014 at 07:29 AM
Petty? Petite? Is this tiny larceny?
george moraitis January 24, 2014 at 07:44 AM
They didn't rip-off the ink cartridges. It is the HP company . who are the 'Rip-Offs' for the prices they charge . I wonder how much these guy are selling them for. I need no. 60 color & b/w.
george moraitis January 24, 2014 at 07:54 AM
......at $240; what they steal? Two cartridges ?
JOHN January 24, 2014 at 04:14 PM
It's payback time! Staples should be arrested for highway robbery for what they charge for ink cartridges.
ARCH STANTON January 24, 2014 at 08:23 PM
I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I'M READING ABOVE, ALL OF YOU ARE CONDONING THE ACT OF STEALING. EVERYTIME THESE THIEVES GET AWAY WITHOUT PAYING, THE PRICE OF EVERY ITEM IN THE STORE IS RAISED, WHICH MEANS I PAY MORE. WHY ARE YOU MAKING EXCUSES FOR THEM? IF I DON'T LIKE THE INTEREST RATES AT MY LOCAL BANK, DOES THAT GIVE ME THE RIGHT TO ROB THEM? I'LL BET THOSE CARTRIDGES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD FOR DRUG MONEY. THE AMOUNT STOLEN DOESN'T MATTER, PETIT LARCENY IS STILL A CRIME AND EVERYTIME THEY GET AWAY WITH IT, WE PAY FOR IT.
george moraitis January 24, 2014 at 08:37 PM
I guess some never need these cartridges and paying $75 for them and they don't even print a ream of paper. They say that one of the main ingredient in the ink comes from oil and that's the reason for the high prices. And who controls these prices? Not me.
Clay G January 24, 2014 at 10:03 PM
What genius decided to offer a $5000 reward for $240 worth of stolen product?
george moraitis January 25, 2014 at 05:06 AM
Probably, HP ...... They want the empty cartridges back.
brookhavenconfucius January 25, 2014 at 07:25 AM
Federal jurisdiction, the SPCD wouldnt touch it with a ten foot Jimmy Burke !
Bill F January 25, 2014 at 07:53 AM
They always offer a 'up to $5000 award'. The key word is "up to". I once was the person initially responsible for the arrest of individuals that were distributing counterfeit $100 bills and received ZERO. So why bother sticking your necks out when they don't reward you.
Bill F January 25, 2014 at 07:57 AM
BTW Earlier this week the Old Town Bagel store was broken into from the rear and some cash was stolen (reported to me by the owner). More damage was done to the register. If your a business owner, leave the register drawer open with a few bucks in it.
brookhavenconfucius January 25, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Bill, Did these businesses, EVER listen to you ?
ARCH STANTON January 25, 2014 at 11:56 AM
I ALSO BUY WHAT I CAN AFFORD. I WOULDN'T PURCHASE A HP COMPUTER, WAY TO EXPENSIVE. I'VE OWNED A DELL FOR FIVE YEARS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. LAST MONTH I HAD TO REPLACE BOTH CARTRIDGES FOR LESS THAN $60.00 AT PORT JEFF STAPLES. BASED ON THE ABOVE PHOTOS, DOES ANYONE REALLY BELIEVE THAT THOSE TWO THIEVES OWN A HEWLETT PACKARD?
Clay G January 25, 2014 at 03:08 PM
There aren't many guarantees in life, but one thing you can always count on is a person writing in all caps to eventually reveal themselves to be a complete moron. 1. It's a HP printer, not a computer. 2. HP printers are dirt cheap. Many can be had for less than the ink that goes in them. 3. What is it exactly about the two men that tells you they don't own a HP printer?
brookhavenconfucius January 25, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Gee Clay, I don't know.
ARCH STANTON January 25, 2014 at 08:41 PM
HEY CLAG, THEN THAT WOULD MAKE YOU A TOTAL IDIOT, IF YOU WOULD BUY A PRINTER THAT COSTS LESS THAN THE REPLACEMENT CARTRIDGES. WHAT IS IT EXACTLY ABOUT THE TWO CRIMINALS THAT TELLS YOU THEY DON'T OWN A HP COMPUTER? ARE THEY RELATIVES THAT YOUR DEFENDING?
Bill F January 26, 2014 at 09:15 AM
Hey Arch, what are you screaming about?
ARCH STANTON January 26, 2014 at 11:27 AM
HEY BILL, I'M NOT SCREAMING, I JUST PREFER TO USE CAPS. AS FAR AS CLAG'S REMARKS GO, IT DISGUSTS ME WHEN HE CAN'T STAY ON TOPIC AND DEFENDS THE TWO THIEVES BY IDENTIFYING THEM AS MEN. IF THEY OWNED A HP, WHICH I DOUBT, THEY WOULD HAVE PAID FOR THE CARTRIDGES JUST LIKE ANY LAW ABIDING CITIZEN WOULD HAVE. I'M BETTING THAT THOSE CARTRIDGES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD FOR DRUG MONEY.
brookhavenconfucius January 26, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Bill, at one time ARCH used to write in lower case...Heeeeey ?
ARCH STANTON January 26, 2014 at 04:51 PM
HEY BHC, THAT WAS FUNNY.
brookhavenconfucius January 27, 2014 at 05:47 AM
Read ALL of these posts over again, and see where Priorities are skewed, somewhere, I don't know ! That particular shopping plaza, is well on it's way, to be, just another Magnet for crime like this, as well as drug dealing area, when the restaurant opens up.

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