It really takes a special kind of thief to steal something so seemingly useless in everyday devices as pumps from Con Edison. A thief sneaked into a Con Edison building and stole two pumps valued at $1,000 each on Sept. 27. The robbery brings to mind many possibilities and many questions.
According to the Brooklyn Paper (1) police blotter, “An employee at the building at Third Avenue and First Street said he had last seen the air quality devices at around noon. An hour later, they were gone.”
This job sounds like a classic inside job. If the thief worked in the Con Edison building they know the lay of the land and they know the patterns of people in the building. You don’t just sneak onto Con Edison property and take these two very particular, very valuable items without foreknowledge.
Moreover how did these items even turn up missing? How did the employee think to look for them? Who was supposed to be watching these items?
It begs many questions and fewer still answers.