Dramatic surveillance footage exhibits the second two brazen thieves ripped an ATM out of an East Village bodega earlier than making off with the loot.
The newly launched footage exhibits a white van again as much as the Yankee Deli & Grocery on Avenue C at 4:35 a.m. Friday, with a rope or chain tied to one thing inside the shop — yanking the ATM out onto the road on the second try.
The 2 masked burglars then run over and open the again of the van and wrestle for about 2 minutes to load the huge machine into the automobile earlier than lastly rushing off.
“A lot of people know me and never, I never put in m mind something could happen like that,” retailer proprietor Jose Collado, who has run the shop for 27 years, stated at a press convention Sunday.
“Somebody called me and say, ‘You know what happened?’” Collado stated. “I say no. I very scared. He told me something like that. I come quickly to the store and see everything down. I feel badly.”
“It’s like $10,000” to restore the injury, he stated.
On Sunday, the top of the United Bodegas Of America stated it was a part of a disturbing crime pattern focusing on small companies within the Huge Apple.
“Every day we hear from different bodega owners about robberies and burglaries and their safes being stolen and their ATM has been pulled away,” stated Fernando Matero, who says the group represents 14,000 shops. “But nothing like what we saw here.”