90,000 Packages Are Stolen in N.Y.C. Every Day. How One Building Fought
February 22, 2021 10:19 AM Subscribe
For neighbors in the author’s East Village walk-up, “Have you had anything stolen?” turned out to be a great conversation starter. But matters came to an emotional head just before Thanksgiving, when I found Coco Ross, 23, crying on our stoop one afternoon. When I asked what had been stolen, she said softly, “A Rolex.” A Rolex? What was she thinking? Then I got the full story. Her father, in Boston, had lost his job and sent her the watch to get a better price in New York, as much as $25,000, she said. A delivery person dumped the family heirloom in our lobby, not waiting to get Coco’s signature. Footage of the thief was murky. The watch was never found.