Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Last Wednesday, the NYPD shut down the 2nd Ave. Convenience Store between East Fourth Street and East Fifth Street.
Several readers told us about it, though we didn't know the extent of the allegations.
The notice on the gate points out the following activity on the premises: Sale and possession of synthetic marijuana/Stolen property offenses…
The other day, an EVG reader came across about 50 pages of court papers (since removed) that were lying on the sidewalk out front... the reader skimmed about five of the pages, noting a sting operation involving stolen goods.
We went online to find the case.
The court documents outline the violations, which include that the store was the site of five undercover "sales" of alleged stolen property since March 25. In each case, "the sale occurred after the confidential informant informed the individual that the aforementioned property was stolen."
The items included four packs of Duracell batteries, three packs of Gillette Fusion razor blades and two packs of Red Bull.
According to the settlement, the store had to agree to a whole bunch of legalese and pay a $6,000 penalty ... but it appears the owners will be able to reopen this week.