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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cash Register Thief Gets $20 For His Troubles

Posted By on Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 5:00 AM

click to enlarge There's $20 worth of ammo right there...
  • There's $20 worth of ammo right there...

The mantra "crime does not pay" does not jibe with either Scarface -- or real life. Yet there are some days when, considering Time Is Money, that crime is not cost-effective.

Take a major hood who saw fit to swipe a cash register from a Glen Park grocery store. Usually, thieves go for the cash within the register, but this particular snatch was more holistic.

The weekend robbery was a double-whammy: The purloined register was hauled off in a stolen van. Both were later recovered within the vehicle, which was ditched on the 1100 block of Brazil.

Twenty bucks in change was missing from the register; two hours of work at the city's mandatory minimum wage.

That's not the life of crime anyone signed up for. It certainly doesn't come with benefits.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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