New York Retailers Keep Wary Eye On Grinches
By Nola Weinstein
Steiff bears, Star Wars figurines, PlayStation 3s—these are the hot items among toy store thieves this season. And, according to industry experts, they are not stolen by poor parents who want to place toys under the Christmas tree. Instead, most items are stolen by petty shoplifters looking to fence them to other toy sellers or peddle them on the street themselves.