There was a recent incident in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn where some 26 televisions were stolen. The incident happened on the evening/overnight of November 1-November 2, and more than $13,000 of hotel property was lifted from the premises.
From the Brooklyn Eagle’s police blotter, the thieves entered and left through the windows on the overnight hours.
While the particulars of the properties location were not divulged, something didn’t exactly sit all that well with me when I read that report. Having worked overnight at a number of hotels, I’d find it unfathomable to believe that anyone would have been able to get into and out of 26 different windows to steal these televisions.
Moreover if only the 26 televisions were stolen, than these were some expensive televisions (valued at $500 each). I don’t mean to sound the fraud alarms here, but something doesn’t sit right with me with that reporting. If I were officers I would put on a blanket surveillance of the property owners or at least the responsible parties who were working the front desk.
If $13,000 in televisions walked out the side door of 26 different rooms without raising anyone’s alarm and without being noticed on the streets of Gowanus, Brooklyn, we must live in a more oblivious city than even I could have imagined.