Curb Side Garbage Stolen in New York

December 14th, 2010
in News, Background

New York Times:  Discarded refrigerators, freezers and other appliances left on the curb for New York City Sanitation Dept. pick-up are being stolen.

Follow up:

These are not prize units, they were garbage, quite literally.  Of the last 22,741 discarded appliances for which pick-up was requested, slightly more than half (11,528) were stolen before the Sanitation truck got there.  Presumably a combination of high unemployment and high scrap prices are the cause.  Suggestions that the mob might be involved have also been made.  Read more.....

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