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Shoplifter cuts Woodhaven RadioShack employee after stealing headphones: police

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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An 18-year-old RadioShack employee was attacked with scissors after he tried to catch a man who swiped trendy headphones from the Woodhaven store, authorities said.

The shoplifter took three pairs of Beats By Dre headphones from a shelf at the 92-11 Jamaica Ave. businesses about 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 2, police said. He then walked out of the store without paying for them.

When an employee tried to stop him, he cut the employee with a pair of scissors and fled.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man, about 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a tan jacket and a brown hat.

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‘Beats’ headphone thefts on the rise throughout NYC

| jlane@queenscourier.com

The city’s thugs have a new favorite to go with their stolen iPhones—stolen Dr. Dre headphones. The legendary rapper’s pricey, high-tech headphones, called “Beats by Dr. Dre,” are the new rage among bandits because they’re seen as “status symbols,” a police source said. Although they have yet to dethrone the iPhone as thieves’ top target, the headphones — which retail for $300 to $500 — are being snatched from kids at an alarming rate since the latest model hit the market around Christmas. Read More: New York Post