Saturday, August 11, 2012
The other day, we posted the video the NYPD circulated showing a purple-gloved man breaking into an apartment at 516. E. 11th St. ... Anyway, a piece in The New York Times today has the whole story... A quickie recap. A new tenant moved into this apartment in April. The superintendent had put in a new lock. Two months later, someone entered the apartment — no forced entry — and took some electronics. The tenant, "a college professor of technology," set up the surveillance camera.
Police have now charged a 24-year-old man who lives in Greenpoint with the burglaries. (The man has spent time in prison for home-invasion burglaries upstate.) It was not clear why the man had a key to the 11th Street apartment. He had never lived there, as far as anyone knew.
Anyway, interesting story. Right the whole thing here.