2005-08-11 / Top Stories

Deli Burglars Went Through The Roof — For Naught

Deli at corner of E. 91st Street and Flatlands Avenue, right, was scene of early morning break-in Thursday. Police said the bandits must have been scared off after noticing two surveillance cameras watching their every move.
Deli at corner of E. 91st Street and Flatlands Avenue, right, was scene of early morning break-in Thursday. Police said the bandits must have been scared off after noticing two surveillance cameras watching their every move. When the owner of the deli at the corner of East 91st Street and Flatlands Avenue had surveillance cameras installed there for security purposes a few months ago, he never fathomed that he would actually see — from his home in Queens — two burglars entering his store through the ceiling.

Police from the 69th Precinct responded to an alarm early on Thursday, August 4 and a call from the owner at about the same time and apparently scared the would-be thieves off. Detectives said that apparently nothing was taken and it appeared the two surveillance cameras were tampered with but not broken.

It was unclear how the burglars got to the roof, but later in the day, police climbed ladders and inspected the entire area.

Police ask that anyone who might have seen someone on the roof or has any information to please contact the local detective squad at (718) 257-6215. All calls will be confidential. Charles Rogers

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