Thieves Steal Tools from Columbia Construction Site, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg on December 21, 2011 7:48pm 

Police are looking for these three men in connection with a robbery at a construction site at West 133rd Street on Dec. 18, 2011.
Police are looking for these three men in connection with a robbery at a construction site at West 133rd Street on Dec. 18, 2011.
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HARLEM — Police are looking for three men who allegedly stole tools from Columbia University's Manhattanville construction site.

The men broke into a trailer at 628 W. 131 St. on Sunday about 12:30 p.m., swiping the tools before fleeing in a gray van, police said.

The site — which Columbia lists on its website as the location of abatement work — is part of the university's $6.3 billion expansion into 17 acres of land between West 129th and West 133rd streets.

Columbia did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  You can also submit your tip by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

Police said the suspects used the gray van in the picture as their getaway vehicle.
Police said the suspects used the gray van in the picture as their getaway vehicle.
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