Basement Heist on Orchard Street Yields $20K in Loot for Suspected Burglars

Posted on: August 29th, 2016 at 5:09 am by

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This heist is straight out of the movies. Earlier this month, two burglars broke through a basement wall on Orchard Street to steal $20,000 from a local real estate company.

On August 18, the brazen crooks snipped the cellar padlock of a neighboring business at 4pm in order to gain access to the basement, police said. The men then broke through a flimsy sheet rock wall to access the safe of Lucky’s Real Estate next door at 189 Orchard Street. They busted open the safe and stole $20,000 in cash plus a valuable bracelet.

The scene of the crime was previously home to Doyle & Doyle (they left in 2013), but has been operating as real estate office the last year or so.

Both suspects are described as males in their 30s, about 5-foot-9 and between 170 and 180 pounds. Below is surveillance footage of the scene.

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