‘Picky’ thief breaks into grocery store, takes $4,000 worth of meat, Hot Pockets

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AUBURN, Wash. -- A "picky" thief in Washington broke into a grocery store and stole thousands of dollars worth of fresh meat and beauty products, according to KCPQ.

Sonja Noski’s husband found the backdoor of their store's warehouse halfway open Friday morning.

“We looked at the surveillance video from overnight and figured out someone was here,” she told KCPQ. “Then we had to figure out what he took.”

After checking their inventory Noski said they found that the thief took about $4,000 worth of high-value groceries.

The thief spent nearly 30 minutes in the warehouse stealing over-the-counter medication, chicken, steak, and ground beef.

“He shopped, he spent his time, he looked, he was picky," Noski told KCPQ. "There was so much back there for him to take, and he only took what he wanted.”

Noski said she and her husband just bought Grocery Outlet and this could really hurt their business.

Now the couple is just hoping someone will recognize the thief from the surveillance video.

“I hope someone recognizes him; he’s got to be a native to the area and somebody’s got to know who he is,” she told KCPQ.

Since the break-in Noski and her husband have upgraded the security system.