In New York, they stalk jewelers or dealers who are carrying
merchandise from one location to another, and divest them of their
goods en route, or as they reach their destination
I was thinking about this the last time I took the train into the
city to buy beads. I only carry about 1000.00 worth of material home
at a time, but the thieves don't know that. How can I protect myself?
I travel only along the better avenues and I try to be vigilant. Any
A few post-911 months ago, I was going to New York with a friend. We
found it disconcerting that there were so many National Guardsmen,
police officers, and transit authority workers in Grand Central. We
also were quite shocked when we walked past a line-up of about 20
officers dressed in what looked like S.W.A.T. uniforms. Pith
helmets, AK-47's and everything. They were all lined up in front of
bank. It's an imposing sight and I don't think I would have made any
trips to the ATM that day.
What made me nervous this last time I went (about a month ago) was
the total lack of officers anywhere. No State Police on the train. No
National Guard. Nothing. I feel a little weird talking about this,
but it's not like it's a secret.