Wagswoofs – Police in New York are currently on the lookout for four individuals who entered an apartment building in Harlem and made off with furniture from the lobby.
Standing in the lobby of her building, tenant Ashlee was still in disbelief that the furniture had disappeared.
She said that a group of men had entered the building and removed all the furniture.
Surveillance cameras captured the entire incident. According to the police, four men entered the Robeson, a building on Lenox Avenue, at around 2:30 on Thursday morning. It was evident that they had a purpose, as one of them picked up a chair from the lobby and followed another man out the door. Meanwhile, the other two men focused on lifting a couch and carried it outside as well.
Marilyn Harper, a tenant, was left in shock as she witnessed the men effortlessly transporting the belongings outside and across the street.
“It’s unacceptable that the building doesn’t have 24-hour security,” she voiced her discontent. “This beautiful, well-maintained structure deserves better.”
The building requires a key code for entry, and the police are puzzled over how the intruders acquired it since there was no sign of forced entry.
According to Ashlee, it seems that someone within our building has shared the access code, turning it into a chaotic free-for-all for anyone who wishes to enter. It’s now open season for theft.
Tenants have reported instances of package theft from the mailroom and have expressed concerns regarding the alleged absence of the security guard in the lobby for a significant portion of the time.
When we approached the building superintendent for answers, he declined to engage in conversation.
Now, individuals are taking matters into their own hands.
“We absolutely have a Ring camera at our doorstep so that my family and I can keep an eye on everything happening there,” Ashlee shared.
Families will go to great lengths to ensure the safety of their loved ones, no matter what it takes.
“I was born and raised in Harlem, and I’ve lived here my whole life. It’s disheartening to live in a supposedly secure building and still not feel safe,” expressed Ashlee.
We have contacted the management company but have yet to receive a response.