Retailers applaud AG Schneiderman’s ‘organized retail crime’ takedown

ALBANY, NY – Retail Council of New York State President and CEO Ted Potrikus today issued the following statement:

Retailers throughout New York State today thank Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, his team, and all law enforcement partners for the hard work leading to the arrest of leaders of an organized retail crime ring operating in and around the state.

Obviously, organized retail crime hurts stores, but consumers are most significantly at risk whenever these organized rings take hold. They steal and repackage baby formula, health and beauty aids, food items, and other products that we use every day.

Congratulations to Attorney General Schneiderman for his commitment to keeping shoppers, retail store employees, and retailers safe. We’re eager to work with him and all of law enforcement to keep the light on this issue.

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