As you may recall from this extensive previous entry about the longwood towers condominium conversion, I don’t have much love for my former apartment building, now mostly-empty overpriced luxury condominium complex. I was amused at the following news story that I picked up off the web tonight:
BROOKLINE, Mass. — Thieves are caught on camera looking for any means possible to steal an ATM.
Omar Ali Credle, a former Longwood Towers employee, and another accomplice allegedly used a wheelchair to cart off an entire teller machine on the night of April 18 from the apartment building where Credle used to work.
To pull off the heist, police say the pair stole a swipe card for the complex as well as keys to a tenant’s vehicle before using the wheelchair to make off with the machine that they estimate contained close to $1,800.
Wow. Lot of good those security cameras and 24-hour night watchpersons are doing there. I’ve got to say that for whatever reason this made my day. Luxury living indeed. But wait, there’s more…
What’s this I find while doing a Google search looking for more info? Dear Lord, if only we had shelled out the cash to buy a piece of the dream in that crumbling old hole, these people could have been our neighbors! (literally, they apparently live in B402, we lived in B404). Peachy keen!