$20,000 Stolen from Detroit’s City Hall

how the heck did this happen???

according to an article in the Free Press, $20,000 had been stolen from the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center over the holiday break… the article says that security guards were on duty for the whole break and that it’s possible that the thief or thieves work for the city… sheesh…

what i don’t get is that they didn’t really find out about it until yesterday… however, due to city budget cuts, most city workers were off the whole holiday season, which left the building empty and also open for thievery…

to say this is unsettling is an understatement…

6 Comments so far

  1. Jeppy (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 10:31 am

    The shocking thing, if you think about it, is that this sort of “old-school” safe-breaking thievery is PETTY THEFT when you compare it to the amount of money “stolen” from the city due to corruption!

  2. baliad (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 11:28 am

    can’t argue with you there…

  3. Mollika* (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 12:09 pm

    What a brilliant idea to have a large amount of money in a safe without video cameras. Video camera should at least be installed to protect the workers from accusations of theft.

  4. max (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

    a couple months ago there was a post on here about those “Kwame killed my city” stickers that have been showing up all around town and a lot of people commented that finger pointing wouldn’t solve the problem, which i agree is true, and rather than blame things on people we should work around the problems. i think of it like having a room mate that spends all “our” rent money and leaves trash all around “our” house, if you don’t tell him to stop it before you solve the problem you’ll never move forward. the city corruption, with Kwame included, is rediculous and the fact that something like this can happen in the city office and go unnoticed is proof that the whole city government is in very rough shape. we need to point the fingers at those responsible for letting this sort of thing happen AND correct the problem or it will happen again…and again…and again.

  5. John Bartkowicz (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 12:31 pm

    Maybe it was the
    Big-Boned Bandit who struck Snooker’s in Eastpointe on Christmas Eve.

  6. baliad (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 12:40 pm

    i certainly agree that, the particular individuals who committed this crime need to be dealt with…

    i was talking about this with a co-worker and she mentioned how the hard economic times and natural disasters may have contributed to a feeling of desperateness felt by the perpetrators… kinda like a Great Depression effect… i don’t think i can comment well on whether or not people feel that way… but maybe the thieves did??? or maybe they were just corrupt???

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