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New York thieves were caught on video taking away bulletproof vests bound for Ukraine

show surveillance videos Hoodie-wearing thieves brazenly stealing bulletproof vests destined for Ukraine, loading boxes into vans and driving off.

Two vans — one white and one black — pull up in front of the East Village building, which houses the Ukraine Congress Committee of America and the Ukraine Women’s National League of America, according to video taken Tuesday and provided to the Post became.

Men in masks and hoodies exit a white van around 10 p.m. and walk with the boxes from the building at 203 Second Ave. back and forth to the vehicle, as the video showed. A box was so big it took two people to carry it.

Passers-by were seen walking down the block without giving the thieves a second look.

About an hour later, another van stopped to take away more boxes.

The vests had been stored in a building corridor. The non-profit organizations raise funds for the war effort in Ukraine.

The NYPD responds to 203 2nd Ave., NYC, the Ukrainian Congressional Committee of America, where an alleged robbery of a stockpile of body armor/bulletproof vests destined for the war in Ukraine took place.
NYPD officers examine the crime scene in front of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America in the East Village.
Matthew McDermott
Surveillance footage shows robbers hauling boxes of donated bulletproof vests onto vans in front of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America in the East Village.
Surveillance footage shows robbers hauling boxes of donated bulletproof vests onto vans in front of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America in the East Village.
Surveillance footage shows robbers hauling boxes of donated bulletproof vests onto vans in front of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America in the East Village.
The suspects stole bulletproof vests to be sent to Ukraine to fight the Russian invasion.
Surveillance footage shows robbers hauling boxes of donated bulletproof vests onto vans in front of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America in the East Village.
The thieves stole about 400 bulletproof vests, according to the NYPD.
Surveillance footage shows robbers hauling boxes of donated bulletproof vests onto vans in front of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America in the East Village.
The group used two vans to transport loads of bulletproof vests.
NYPD officers examine the crime scene in front of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America in the East Village.
The vests had been stored in a hallway in the East Village building.
Matthew McDermott

The theft was discovered Wednesday morning and about 400 vests were stolen, according to the NYPD.

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office had donated used vests to help the Ukrainian groups, but it was not clear if these were the vests that had been taken.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/19/nyc-thieves-captured-on-video-taking-bulletproof-vests-meant-for-ukraine/ New York thieves were caught on video taking away bulletproof vests bound for Ukraine

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