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Burglars Steal Safe Containing $100k From Port Chester Office

Burglars stole a safe containing $100,000 from a Main Street development company.

Burglars made off with a small fortune after stealing a safe from a Port Chester development company over the weekend, according to police.

A sharp-eyed employee called the owner of Great American Development after he was driving by the 507 N. Main St. office a few minutes after 1 p.m. on Sunday. The employee noticed one of the company's work vans parked in the lot next to the office, which he said was unusual because the vans are parked indoors and were garaged when the owners locked up on Saturday afternoon, Lt. James Ladeairous said.

The employee called the company's owner, who drove down to check on the office. When they entered the front door of the building, they noticed the alarm system panel had been ripped off the wall. In the rear of the building, a ladder was balanced against the wall, leading to an upstairs window.

Missing from the office was a safe which contained $100,000, Ladeairous said. The owner told police employees had gone home a few minutes after 5 p.m. on Saturday.

No one from the company was able to say how one of the work vans ended up in the nearby parking lot. Police are holding off on saying whether they believe it was an inside job.

Anyone with information on the burglary can call the Port Chester Police Department at 914-939-1000. All calls will be kept confidential.

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Nik Bonopartis July 07, 2011 at 04:01 PM
Before publishing this post, I reached out to Great American and left a message for the owners/managers. I explained that putting this out there could help the police track down the burglars, lead to tips, etc. Owners or management are welcome to call me back and discuss the burglary. In the meantime, let's try to keep this on topic and not turn it into a platform for baseless accusations against our readers. Thanks.
PC Native July 07, 2011 at 05:28 PM
the people that stole the money can't read or speak English so they'd better hope El Diario or Univision pick-up this story. buena suerte Great Americanos Developmente Corporacion!
PC Lover July 07, 2011 at 05:42 PM
C'mon Sammy, the indiscretions of the old guard is common knowledge. I haven't divulged any national secrets here. You know it and so does everyone else, so don't be coy. You are right about the government allowing the illegals to flow in, however we didn't need anyone to set up rooming houses in PC to invite and accomodate them, all while increasing our density, overburdening our infrastructure and schools, and not contributing enough tax dollars to offset the usage. In any event, it will be interesting to see how things go down over the next year or two as the building department wades through the morass and mess. Since you have a couple of rental properties and know all about "that kind of business" I am sure you have everything ship shape, legal and to code...otherwise they're gonna get you!
Bubbles Galore July 07, 2011 at 06:52 PM
Popping the bubbles that we must face is our main investigation
JOHN DOE August 18, 2011 at 01:40 AM
THE VILLAGE WAS FINISHED WAY BEFORE GREAT AMERICAN WAS HERE ,ITS A SIN WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS TOWN ,THEY MAY HAVE PUT THE LAST FEW NAILS IN THE COFFIN,NO ONE TO BLAME BUT OURSELVES,AND ESPECIALLY OUR LOCAL GOVT SPECIFICALLY THE BLDG DEPT FOR LETTING EVERY THING SLIDE FOR YEARS AND YEARS ,THE OVERCROWDING RUINED US,IT PUT SUCH A STRAIN ON ALL OUR FACILITIES,WE DONT EVEN HAVE A HOSPITAL ,BUT WE HAVE ABOUT 60 TAXIS FOR 2 SQUARE MILES AND AT LEAST 20 LAUNDRYS,THE QUALITY OF LIFE IS OVER IN THIS TOWN ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE ,THE CHAIN OF COMMAND HAS FAILED FOR MANY YEARS ,RUN AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN AND NEVER LOOK BACK ,NOT ALL TOWNS ARE LIKE THIS ,WERE SURROUNDED BY SOME REAL GOOD ONES

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