Burglar steals $16K worth of laptops from Vice office

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A bandit broke into the Williamsburg office of hipster magazine company Vice sometime during the evening of July 14, and made off with 11 laptops worth over $16,000, according to a report.

The thief entered the building at S. Second Street and Kent Avenue through a second-story window that was left open overnight, police said.

Staffers realized they had been ripped off the next morning when they discovered the MacBooks had vanished and some of the office’s furniture had been disturbed, cops said.

Vice is not the only trendy business in the area a looter has hit-up for laptops. In September last year, a burglar broke into the offices of hipster crowdfunding company Kickstarter and absconded with three Apple laptops and an iPhone, according to a report at the time.

Reach reporter Harry MacCormack at (718) 260–2511.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Law & Disorder from Brooklyn says:
Sounds like a inside job
July 23, 2015, 9:27 am
jjm from c. hill says:
You see what all of the popularity of certain BK neighborhoods is doing. Its attracting thieves at an alarming rate. Sure, nyc has always had thieves & always will but you transients that are all geeked up about living here really have no idea that you're exacerbating it.
July 23, 2015, 9:58 am
Claudia Cardinale from Williamsburg says:
Serves them right for what they've been doing in our neighborhood!
July 23, 2015, 3:20 pm
jjm from c. hill says:
you see what white transplants moving into liberal, open-minded tolerant BK neighborhoods is doing. It is so there fault that crime is skyrocketing, not the actual criminals who commit the crimes. it's the the NY way to worship criminal thug life. afterall, the criminals are really just victims of social injustice and have every right to bring these oppressive privileged white hipster transplants to justice. remember all are welcome to anti-racist NYC, except white working professionals.
July 23, 2015, 10:44 pm
jjm from c. hill says:
Fake jjm, you can try to mock me & be sarcastic all you want to but you know im telling the truth.
July 24, 2015, 6:44 am
JB from Billyburgh says:
Making a LOT of assumptions there jjm... You know nothing of who actually did this, but your bias is clear as day.
July 24, 2015, 9:56 am
jjm from c. hill says:
Truly, these neighborhoods should go back to being unpopular.

The real jjim
July 24, 2015, 9:57 am
jjm from c. hill says:
i liked the days of crack houses and prostitutes better because i am old
July 24, 2015, 11:49 am
kateMcCormick says:
former new yorker your reporter did an outstanding job on this robbery also pointing out a window was left open giving the miscreants an opening to help themselves next step ask around the neighborhood who's buying laptops for $50.00 etc in my day i'm a senior ,the
way it worked was "oh these laptops fell off a truck
yada yada yada yada and the beat goes on.
July 27, 2015, 4:54 pm

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