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Inside job? Greene Ave tenants say crooks had the keys!

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Seven apartments inside a tony Fort Greene building have been broken into in the past year — and in all cases, the burglars had the keys, leading residents to believe that they are the victims of the ultimate inside job.

Victimized tenants at the luxurious 50 Greene Avenue believe that someone either has a copy of all their keys or the burglaries are simply being committed by management because none of the thefts have involved forced entry.

“Do not move in unless you want your valuables stolen,” said Jill, one of the victims who, like the others, did not want her full name used. “This place is crazy town. Renters beware.”

In the most recent incident last month, the renter was home at 1 am when someone tried to get into the apartment with a key, said one of the victims.

“The burglar ran away when [the tenant] saw him,” said the victim. “Either someone is watching us closely or it’s an inside job.”

The burglarized tenants have complained that the management of the building — which is near Adelphi Street — has ignored requests to change locks or even respond to the horrific rash of keyed-in burglaries.

Cops confirmed that three of the burglaries occurred since January. When asked about the crimes, an employee at the firm that owns the building, 50 Greene Avenue LLC, laughed and said, “No comment.”

Other disgruntled tenants have gone online with their grievances about the management.

“They have made it clear from a number of break-ins that they have no concern for the tenants’ well-being or safety,” said one commenter, Stephanie, who gave the building a one-out-of-five stars review.

Updated 2:30 pm, July 1, 2010
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Reasonable discourse

Stacey from Downtown Brooklyn says:
Thats nuts. I would change the locks myself and put up video cameras to catch these skells
July 1, 2010, 10:55 am
John from Bedford-Stuyvesant says:
Damn
July 1, 2010, 7:15 pm
50 Greene Tenant from Fort Greene says:
I live in the building and can tell you it is truly a terrible place to live! Dealing with management is a nightmare! They are rude and don't take action on anything. Beyond being scared we are going to get robbed, tenants can't even get anything fixed (from leaky ceilings to front doors to stoves). Stay far, far away from this building and this management company!
July 13, 2010, 4:35 pm
Lisa from Brooklyn Heights says:
As a previous tenant of this nightmare building, I am sadly not surprised by this rash of burglaries, nor the building's pathetic response to it. In my 8 years of renting in NYC, I have never encountered a lazier, ruder, and more frustrating management company. Stay far away!!
Sept. 9, 2010, 8:42 pm
Michael from Clinton says:
Yo, so what's going on now? New management? Did they turn the tide? Did they ever prove it was an inside job?
Aug. 1, 2011, 12:19 am
John Doe from Ft Greene says:
Apparently the burglar was finally caught in the act.
Oct. 3, 2011, 1:46 pm
JJ from Prospect Heights says:
Maintenace Man Arrested in Home Invasion

A 38-year-old maintenance man was arrested after he hid in a woman’s closet on June 12.

The woman came back to her apartment on Grand Avenue at St. Marks at about 9:30 a.m. after shopping. When she opened her bedroom closet door, a maintenance man for the building jumped out, pushed her out of the way and fled. Another building employee called the man and asked him to come back to the building. He did and was arrested, according to a police report.

See this link -

http://prospectheights.patch.com/articles/police-blotter-knifepoint-holdup-home-invasion-car-hits-bicyclist-more
Oct. 17, 2011, 10:56 am

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