Bed, Bath & Beyond is reportedly facing bankruptcy and this week began another round of layoffs. Apparently ‘security’ was part of those layoffs as a Florida Man apparently walked into the store on Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers and casually walked off without paying. The take? $5500.00 in Dyson vacuums. He left the plaza in a dark blue SUV.
Reward offered in Dyson vacuum theft case. Cash in with Crime Stoppers!— SWFL Crime Stoppers (@SWFLCrime8477) January 12, 2023
On 12/27/22, the subject committed a retail theft at Bed, Bath & Beyond on S Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. He exited the store with over $5500.00 in Dyson vacuums. He fled in a dark blue SUV. pic.twitter.com/CbR50oFFSB
Dyson vacuums can run upwards of $750. If you see someone selling one on facebook marketplace “still in box”, be on alert. Buying stolen merchandise is illegal and under Florida law, they can try to charge you.
Anyone with information regarding the man in the video above is asked to contact SWFL Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-780-TIPS or by sending an anonymous email to southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com.
The man could have made much more by buying Bed Bath and Beyond stock. The stock under ticker symbol BBBY has gone from $1.31 just last week to a closing price of $5.24 today. The ‘meme stock’ craze made famous back in 2021 seems poised to make a comeback. Bed, Bath, & Beyond could take notes on how Estero, Florida based Hertz handled the meme status as it too faced almost certain doom until it was saved by the Reddit crowd.
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