Burglary at Midtown high-rise has new resident feeling scared

A new resident of the Modera Midtown has been there for about a month. She chose the new high-rise — which still has some construction going on — because it advertised itself as safe.

But her unit already has been burglarized, and she told Channel 2 Action News that it could have been an inside job.

“We pay a lot to live here, and we should feel safe,” said the victim, who was not identified.

 

 The day she moved in, the resident set up her own surveillance camera. 

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Three days later, police said the camera captured the burglars coming in. And the footage showed they knew exactly where the camera was mounted.

“He just dropped his head, and the guy behind him had his head down too,” she said. “And in that video they had a red dolly.”

They used the dolly to take her 500-pound safe, which contained guns and cash.

All this took place in a building in which people need key fobs to move between floors, according to the news station.

The building’s owners issued a statement.

“We take matters regarding crime at our community very seriously — and share the concerns of the resident,” said Peter Jakel, vice president of Linnell Taylor, a public-relations agency that represents the owners.

“While we cannot guarantee that incidents like this won’t occur at our community, we are working diligently to address them — and put practices in place that will deter similar incidents from occurring in the future ...”

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