I have been asked to spread the word that there is a reward for six suitcases stolen on Sunday night from the hallway of 529 E 12th Street. Two filmmakers were returning from a two month trip and in their bags were their laptops, a very expensive camera and their backup data (their life's work), among other things. They are working to get the video from the cameras outside the building to find out who has done this, but this will take a little bit of time, and in the meantime they are offering a generous reward for the return of at least the backup data which has no value to anybody but the filmmakers.
Ciao for Now has agreed to be the go-between for the return of the equipment. If the backup data is returned to Ciao for Now, there will be an immediate and generous cash reward.
Also, residents of the neighborhood are asked to look in the trash to see big bundles of clothing and empty silver cases as clues to identifying the thief.