Burglars broke into the workplace of Brooklyn state Sen. Simcha Felder over the weekend — however that was simply the appetizer, police stated.
The thief used Felder’s second-flooring workplace and adjoining stairwell to realize entry to the favored Mechy’s deli in the identical constructing on the primary flooring, the place they stole $5,000 however no meals or merchandise.
“They definitely weren’t determined for pastrami,” Felder deadpanned concerning the 1412 Ave. J break-in in Midwood.
The housebreaking occurred someday between Friday night time and 9 p.m. Saturday — through the Jewish sabbath.
Burglars broke down a again door and received right into a stairwell main as much as Felder’s second-story workplace, police stated.
They then busted a gap within the stairwell wall, and climbed by means of into Mechy’s deli on the primary flooring.
Felder inspected his workplace and the premises round midnight on Sunday.
“Somebody broke into the constructing. They broke into the workplace subsequent door to ours they usually broke into my workplace and tousled the papers in our workplace,” Felder stated.
Felder suspected the buglars have been after money, noting that Friday earlier than Shabbat is the busiest time for a Jewish deli.
He stated he was skeptical of metropolis stats displaying that crime is down.
“Crime is spiking all over. I can’t keep in mind the final time I heard about so many break-ins.,” Felder stated.
He suspected drug addicts could be the wrongdoer.
“Individuals are determined,” he stated.