A gaggle of masked males busted into an upscale Soho bike retailer and robbed 50 e-scooters in a brazen 5-hour heist, a report mentioned.
More than a dozen robbers broke into Inokim Electric Scooter Shop on Elizabeth Street in Manhattan and cleared out your entire stock of dear electrical scooters — which price $2,000 to $3,000 every, according to CBS2.
The store proprietor mentioned the theft was meticulously deliberate forward of time.
“It was deliberate, it was executed,” proprietor Max Beckman informed CBS2.
“We counted about 16 people, 16 perps, who got here in and got here out with our scooter, two or three scooter at a time and simply went in some course.”
About two weeks in the past, the thieves broke the lockbox exterior the storefront and pulled the important thing from it to interrupt in, Beckman added.
Police imagine the break-in is a part of a hoop that targets lockboxes of companies.
E-bikes are significantly profitable for thieves making an attempt to resell to make a fast buck this summer time.
The NYPD has arrested 4 of the 16 suspects for housebreaking and possession of stolen property.