Within the chaos of a trash compactor fireplace in a Bronx high-rise constructing Friday night that result in the loss of life of a 6-year-old boy, police mentioned a thief broke into an condo and stole from its tenants.
Police mentioned the opportunistic robber hit one of many residences in the Mott Haven housing advanced and stole $15,000 value of products. The fireplace broke out round 5 p.m.
The thief took off with wedding ceremony rings and a group of costly electronics, in line with the New York Submit, who interviewed the theft sufferer. The person additionally informed the outlet his canine, Loki, died because of the hearth.
The 6-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man have been discovered unconscious in a 3rd flooring hallway. The person was listed in crucial situation at Harlem Hospital, whereas the kid was pronounced useless.
Police mentioned that each are believed to have suffered smoke inhalation. Neighbors mentioned that they do not really feel secure contained in the constructing.
“I can’t sleep at night because I don’t know what’s going to happen in the building. Every time you turn around, there’s a fire … people had to lose their lives, people lost their animals tonight because of the fire. My heart goes out to the family of that little boy,” mentioned resident Nakia Williams.
A reason behind the hearth had not but been decided. An investigation is ongoing.