Broad Daylight Bike Theft Outside Luxury Condo on Orchard Street

Posted on: May 12th, 2021 at 5:02 am by

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.

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