Popular Retailer Forced To Close Its Doors After D.A. Bragg Gives Criminals The Green Light

New York is seeing what happens when you have a D.A. that is practically legalizing crime. Retailer RiteAid is having to shut down one of their stores in Manhatten after thieves stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods.

Of all the burdens Manhattan has borne this January, the imminent closing of the 24-hour Midtown West Rite Aid hardly qualifies as a tragedy. But the fact that an otherwise-thriving major corporation is giving up on core Manhattan matters for our decaying borough.

The pharmacy, on 8th Avenue and 50th Street, will close Feb. 8. Last week, it was effectively already shuttered, with most of the store cordoned off with gates. Just a small, strange assortment — children’s coloring books jumbled with vitamins — was marooned on front shelves on “clearance.”

The clearance prices were ironic — because the reason the Rite Aid is closing is mass-scale shoplifting. As The Post reported last week, the shop lost $200,000 in goods in two months.

This store’s workers have had a rough two years. In June 2020 — the summer of “peaceful protests” — the shop suffered looting. The windows were broken and $60,000 worth of drugs stolen.

The Rite Aid was then completely covered in plywood for days.

Since then, the store’s workers — mostly people of color — have suffered the strain of constant disorder.”

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And if this keeps up and D.A. Bragg continues to make lesser crimes practically legal, then RiteAid is just the first of many stores that are going to be forced to close. How is any store supposed to stay open if the thieves don’t have to face any consequences? Retailers might as well close their doors now before they too lose $200,000+ in goods.

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