Broad Daylight Bike Theft Outside Luxury Condo on Orchard Street
Thieves are becoming more brazen on the Lower East Side. Case in point, this bike thief on Orchard Street in broad daylight.
A resident captured video of this man clipping a lock at 11:30am outside the luxury condo building at 196 Orchard Street on Sunday morning. The thief used an angle grinder to cut the kryptonite ten-pound metal lock system. (Sparks are visible during the maneuver.)
One passerby even sees what’s happening and keeps walking.
According to the 7th Precinct, there has been a rash of bike theft in the neighborhood. The running assumption is the same person or group is likely behind it.