Cigarette-Sucking Smirker Sought in Skylight Shimmy Heist at Brooklyn Storage Facility - NBC New York

Cigarette-Sucking Smirker Sought in Skylight Shimmy Heist at Brooklyn Storage Facility

No one was hurt, but the crime -- the operation if not the haul -- was the stuff of movies

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    Surveillance Video Shows Suspect in 'Mission Impossible'-Style Robbery

    Surveillance video shows the alleged thief, a cigarette poking out of his mouth, glare at the camera with a smirk then cover it up. Later, he's seen getting out of a huge payloader, hoisting up his pants and looking both ways as he calmly crosses the street. (Published Friday, April 13, 2018)

    Police are looking for a suave burglar who pulled off a "Mission Impossible"-style heist involving a skylight, a Caterpillar payloader and a Brooklyn storage facility. 

    Cops say the suspect broke into New York Self Storage on Metropolitan Avenue shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday by squeezing through the skylight in the facility's roof. He stole about $1,000 in cash and a MacBook laptop before fleeing and was last seen operating the Caterpillar payloader.

    No one was hurt, but the crime -- the operation if not the haul -- was the stuff of movies. 

    Surveillance video shows the alleged thief, a cigarette poking out of his mouth, glare at a security camera with a smirk, then cover it up. Later, he's seen getting out of a huge payloader, hoisting up his pants and looking both ways as he calmly crosses the street. 

    Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call police.


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