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Tastefully Dressed Thieves Rip Off The Four Seasons New York

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February 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM | by | ()

It's been a while since there was drama at the Four Seasons New York, but this time the crime involved well dressed thieves as opposed to the naked nut job of yesteryear.

According to a New York Times story, NYPD spokesman Paul J. Browne said last weekend two dapper dons (one sported a trench coat) walked into the hotel's lobby at 2 a.m. and while one distracted a member of the staff, the other took a sledgehammer and smashed a jewelry display case. He grabbed $167,000 million worth of goods, from watches to chains, all from Jacob & Company, aka "Jacob The Jeweler" as Mr. Arabo is known in the hip-hop community. Initial reports from the New York Post stated the value of the stolen goods was close to $2 million. When interviewed, Mr. Arabo, who has spent some time himself on the other side of the law, wondered why his jewelry was targeted with this statement

"This is small-time, running into a hotel, smashing things with a hammer. Unfortunately, it happened to me. How come it was my window, when there were other windows with jewelry in the hotel?”
Jacob thinks he's special, obvi, but then he must have contemplated it more and answered his own question with this lightbulb thought: “I think they would recognize my name more than anyone else’s, from the magazines,” he said. Indeed, Jacob has been mentioned in many songs from Notorious B.I.G. to Kanye West to 50 Cent. The beloved provider of all things ice, whether tasteful or OTT is now considering putting future jewelry displays behind bulletproof glass, though we're not sure that will help with, you know, sledgehammers.

The thieves haven't yet been found, though police have circulated surveillance photos of the perps. We can only imagine what those photos look like. Well dressed men sporting bling? In New York City? Good luck with that. >We might suggest beefing up Four Seasons' security at 2 a.m. as a more productive endeavor.

[Photo: Four Seasons New York]

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