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Suspect Busted for Shoplifting Soap from Pharmacy

A man was arrested in Manhattan early Tuesday for ripping off nearly $90 worth of soap, hand sanitizer, and other cleaning products, cops and sources said.

Charles Holden, 51, tried to swipe an armful of items from a Duane Reade in Hell’s Kitchen around 6 AM, but was stopped by cops before he could make a clean getaway, police and sources said.

The Bronx man was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, cops said. Demand for soap and hand sanitizer has soared amid the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not immediately clear if Holden intended to keep the items for personal use or flip them for a quick buck, sources said… New York Post

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