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    Posted March 12, 2008 by
    ENGHELBERG
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    NEW YORK, New York
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    Slice of your life

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    New York. March 10th, 2008

     

     

    These are some pictures of a FedEx van robbery on 56th Street and Park Avenue (New York), during a raid in a day-light.

     

    It was a sunny day, but very cold, with a frigid blue cold air penetrating even the best cloth insulation.

    On one corner, 56th South side & Park (4th Avenue) the FedEx van inspected by a crew of the NYPD police officers: taking fingerprints samples, dusting, making an inventory of boxes and envelopes, trying to figure out what happened. It was a fresh incident, only 20 minutes old. The time was about 12.15PM.

     

    The robbers broke the entry into the van, when the vehicle was alone and unattended: and all the delivery personnel doing deliveries. They took what they had to take and left. Maybe a passport, a gift certificate, maybe some diamonds, photographs, special portraits, letters, maybe a fat check, a painting, an antique, a letter from a layer, who knows what.......

     

    The operation (robbery) was as clean can be, surgical and fast. No other damages were were visible and no harm to people was registered.

     

    The workers were out delivering FedEx boxes & envelopes, when they returned and found that the van was robbed. They had a parking ticket as well (FedEx pays millions of dollars in parking tickets every year in New York)

     

    High-tech robbery in plain day, on an busy avenue and nobody saw anything....like in the movies...

     

    Did anybody claim anything missing? No formal complaint was registered with FedEx, meaning that the few missing boxes and stuffed envelopes were of some undisclosed value. Some eye witness saw a black e-class Mercedes-Benz speeding from the scene, in a northbound direction.

     

     

    HEDI ENGHELBERG  | hedi@enghelberg.com

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