Serial shoplifter accused of threatening clerks with hypodermic needle | KOB 4

Serial shoplifter accused of threatening clerks with hypodermic needle

Brittany Costello
December 07, 2018 06:36 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Jose Seineke has a history of causing problems in Albuquerque, but his alleged criminal activity appears to be escalating.


In November, police said he wandered into a Target store on Coors near Paseo del Norte and TJ Maxx on Montgomery.

He allegedly tried to steal items from both stores.

When he was stopped by employees at Target, police said he threatened them with a dirty needle.

At TJ Maxx, police said he pointed the syringe and sprayed its contents at employees.

“We see this every once and a while, where somebody has a loaded hypodermic needle and they’re using it as a weapon, so when they are brandishing it against somebody. It’s an aggravated assault,” said APD officer Simon Drobik.

Seineke has been charged with shoplifting at various stores in Albuquerque.

“This guy is continuing this behavior over and over again,” Drobik said. “He's just kind of upped it a little more with this hypodermic needle.”

Seineke has a number of outstanding warrants for his arrest. Anyone who may know where is he is encouraged to contact police.


Brittany Costello

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