Maybe they had the munchies.
A newly-opened lakeside cafe in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was burglarized twice in one week, with the suspects fleeing with armfuls of candy, ice cream and drinks — including meal supplement Ensure —according to the NYPD and the owner.
It was the third time the Ederle Terrace Snack Shop was broken into and burglarized since opening Aug. 1 at Meadow Lake, according to police and owner Baig Sedeeq, who also operates the cafe at the World's Fair Marina.
Thieves first struck overnight between Aug. 25 and Aug. 26, taking approximately $1,800 worth of candy, energy drinks and a speaker for the shop's sound system, according to the NYPD.
The register was also broken, and $170 was taken from it, the NYPD said.
Thieves broke into the shop after-hours between Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, walking off with roughly $500 worth of snacks, according to the NYPD and the owner.
The sticky-fingered suspects likely got in by breaking the window by the soda machine, Sedeeq said.
The snack snatchers took everything from Lay's potato chips to Magnum ice cream, Red Bull, Monster energy drinks and even Ensure nutritional shakes, he said.
Hmmm...Why is a food stand in Flushing Meadows selling Ensure supplements?