OIL OF OY VEY!: *Another* Man Stealing Oil Of Olay Threatens To Stab Jewel Guard With Syringe, Court Says

It’s incredible. And it’s true.

Malhotra (inset) | Chicago Police Dept

Just days after a man was charged with trying to shoplift $1,100 worth of Oil of Olay from a Lakeview Mariano’s, another man has been charged with armed robbery for trying to steal $544 worth of the same product from a nearby Jewel-Osco!

Chicago police were called to the Jewel store at 2940 North Ashland around 10 p.m. last Friday after store security reported that they had detained a man for shoplifting.

Jewel security told officers that they saw 49-year-old Sanjay Malhotra of Garfield Park load 20 boxes of Oil of Olay products into two canvas bags and then head for the exit.

When security stopped Malhotra near the front door, Malhotra began to struggle with the guard and then brandished a syringe while threatening to stab the agent, prosecutors said.

The guard was able to detain Malhotra for police.

Prosecutors charged him with armed robbery, aggravated battery of a merchant, and retail theft of more than $300.

A judge set Malhotra’s bail at $100,000.

Mayor (inset) | Chicago Police Department

On Monday, CWB Chicago told the tale of William E. Mayor Jr, a paroled felon who is now charged with trying to shoplift $1,097 worth of Oil of Olay products from the Mariano’s at 3030 North Broadway.

Mayor was released this week on electronic monitoring.

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