Captain Williams Thompson from the Niagra Falls Police Department explained to a local news station just how the burglars got access in the first place:
"Tubs and sinks that had been removed were piled up down in the garage in the basement of the building. That garage is accessible to the public, there's a ramp that goes down to it."
The perps were identified as a male and a female driving a blue pickup truck. But that's about all they know—it's a mystery how the stealthy duo managed to abscond with the loot (taking multiple trips, we assume) without being noticed.
As for the tubs themselves, cast iron is apparently something of a commodity, and police reckon the tubs have already been sold on the black market of recycled hotel bathtub metal at around 15 cents a pound. The tubs weigh around 350 lbs each. You do the math.
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