Hot pastrami? Burglars steal $5,000 from Mechy's Deli in Flatbush
The burglars who robbed Mechy's deli in Flatbush weren’t looking for kishke or overnight potato kugel. They left the food untouched but stole $5,000, after breaking in by way of the adjacent office of a Brooklyn state senator.
“They certainly weren’t desperate for pastrami,” state Sen. Simcha Felder said on Sunday, according to The New York Post.
Police said the burglary took place on Shabbat, between Friday and Saturday night.
The thieves broke into the deli by way of a stairwell connected to Felder’s office.
“Someone broke into the building. They broke into the office next door to ours and they broke into my office and messed up the papers in our office,” Felder said.