Police said that approximately $280,000 in cash, as well as valuables from an unknown number of safe deposit boxes were taken during the heist at the HSBC Bank branch on 13th Avenue and 44th Street. The robbery took place sometime over the weekend and no alarms were activated during the robbery.
The theft was discovered at 8:30 AM this morning by the employee who opened the vault. Police, who are continuing their investigation, discovered an abandoned ladder on the roof of the building.
The contents of the pilfered safe deposit boxes are unknown at this time and police said that they do not know if the owners of the affected boxes have been notified.