Pratt Takes Another Hit as Property is Stolen from Fire-damaged Building

Incidents from this week's police blotter.

The following arrest information was supplied by the New York Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. 

After suffering extensive damage from a raging four-alarm blaze early Feb. 15, Pratt Institute is once again in the spotlight after someone stole property worth thousands of dollars from the historic and fire-damaged main building .  

Between 5 p.m. on Feb. 15 and 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, two Mac Book Pros valued at $4,000 were snatched from a locked cabinet in the 200 Willoughby Ave. building. Police say the cabinet showed no signs of forced entry. Since the fire, only staff, cleaning crews and demolition crews have had access to the building. 

Separately, someone took a man's camera and camera equipment also worth thousands from another Pratt building. Between 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 22, a Nikon D300 camera, Nikon lens and Tamron lenses, valued at $3,749, were lifted from a 61 Saint James Place office.

The victim told police he locked the office when he left and it was locked when he came back, but that seven people share the space. There were no signs of forced entry. 


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