This Guy and Girl Stole a Locked Bike from Inside Orchard Street Building [VIDEO]
A man and his girlfriend were caught on camera Thanksgiving night while stealing a locked bike inside an Orchard Street apartment, the victim tells us.
Surveillance video from inside 78 Orchard shows a couple enter the building – perhaps buzzed in by a neighbor – then pause for a moment. In a cavalier move, the man then climbs the stairs, whips out clippers, and cuts through the bike lock. All while his girlfriend waited by the front door.
It took about eight minutes for the thief to scissor the cable, hoist the bike, and exit the premises.
“They knew the bike was there,” its owner told us in an email. “I don’t expect the bike back, but the fact they blatantly went into the building. and took it really bothers me.”
The incident was the first of two such bike snatchings on the block over the holiday. One day later, a delivery man was robbed of his steed at knifepoint. Whether the two crimes are connected remains unclear.