Upper West Side Target eyed by shoplifters, but store slow to call NYPD

Thieves are targeting an Upper West Side store — but an NYPD official said the retailer doesn’t seem to care.

The Target at Columbus Avenue and 98th Street was the location for a quarter of all shoplifting complaints — 69 of the 272 — filed in the 24th Precinct this year, according to NYPD figures provided to The Post.

But Deputy Inspector Naoki Yaguchi, the commander of the precinct which covers 86th Street to Cathedral Parkway, said at a recent public meeting that the retailer was taking an odd approach to the crime spree.

“They don’t call us when it happens. They call us hours after the

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