Flyers on Whole Foods Warn Against Leaving Belongings Unattended

Posted on: October 22nd, 2010 at 6:27 am by

Judging by the slew of flyers taped to the glass facade of Whole Foods on the Bowery, it would appear that the grocery chain is experiencing some issues with theft. The Fifth Precinct is warning customers and neighbors alike about leaving their belongings unattended.

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The issue here is ultimately about a false sense of security in an urban environment.  No matter how many glass towers are forced down our collective throats, the city is still the city.  Just ask Jeremiah Moss and his Grumbler alter-ego.  Over the years he has painstakingly documented the rise of this “epidemic.”  How so many people out there don’t think twice about leaving their valuables momentarily while having a smoke or using the loo.

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