Thursday, March 24, 2011

NYC pregnancy center burglarized

Chris Slattery from EMC Frontline Pregnancy Centers in New York City reports that one of the centers, in the South Bronx, sustained major damage in a burglary. From the email:
This is the second time this has happened in the past 12 months. They broke into our facility through the second story window, stole over $5,000 worth of equipment, and virtually destroyed the office.

. . .

The rampage of these heartless criminals shattered windows, stole all of our audio visual equipment, destroyed displays and supplies, tore up the ceiling, doors, and floor. They even broke into our supply closet and stole our Pampers.
They're not exaggerating. As the following photographs show, it is currently impossible to serve any women at this location.

This is not a new tactic. When I lived in Miami, someone stole a sonogram machine, worth $35,000, from a pro-life pregnancy clinic in Hialeah.


Nulono said...

Are we sure this is a "tactic" and not your run-of-the-mill burglary? said...

Jill Stanek pondered that question on her blog yesterday. Chris Slattery had suggested, in an interview, that it could be someone looking for drug money. They're not in the best neighborhood. But Jill is skeptical, and I'm inclined to agree with her. Why would you bust up the floors and walls for a simple burglary? I'm not a criminal profiler or anything, but it sure looks like whoever did this was motivated by anger.

LN said...

Yeah, this definitely looks like it took some time and emotion. My question is why would this happen a second time? Why wouldn't they get adequate security?