Hallmark Retirement Home on North End Avenue

Hallmark Residents Victims of Serial Robberies

Hallmark Retirement Home on North End Avenue
Hallmark Retirement Home on North End Avenue

Residents of the Hallmark Retirement Center on North End Avenue are victims of serial robberies occurring in the complex.

The thefts occurred and were reported in July and August and have amounted to nearly $60K in lost jewelry according to an article published today in the Daily News.

The thefts reported include:

-In July a woman reported a lost $10,000 Italian watch and an approximately $20,000 diamond bangle bracelet.

– On July 27th, a 98-year-old woman reported $21,400 worth of jewelry stolen from a bedroom closet.

-On August 9th, a 90-year-old woman reported $6,000 worth of jewelry stolen while she was away on a hospital stay.

As it turns out, policies implemented within the assisted living facility have seemingly helped to facilitate robberies. There are no surveillance cameras inside the building, certain employees have keys to all apartments and residents are required to notify the facility when they leave the premises for extended medical or personal reasons.

According to the same article, representatives at Brookdale Senior Living, the company that owns The Hallmark, “Theft is not tolerated at our communities, and we internally investigate and report to proper authorities claims of theft of which we become aware,” said spokeswoman Holly Botsford.”

However, according to residents the facility has done little to placate resident concerns and their cries have fallen on deaf ears.

We will continue to update this story as new development arise.

About Rachel

As a resident of Battery Park City, Rachel is always keeping her ear to the street -- if its south of Chambers. The best part of living in BPC is endless and eclectic music and events in and around the area. The sunsets too aren't so shabby!

One thought on “Hallmark Residents Victims of Serial Robberies

  1. not surprised to read this since no matter how swank the abode, the elderly are often victims of unscrupulous individuals who parade as caretakers. While we’re on the subject, as a resident of a nearby building, I have observed poor treatment of Hallmark residents by their caretakers while walking about Rock Park… indifference to the heat, yapping on cell phones rather than watching their charge, surly bossing about… heartbreaking really and someone should begin investigating

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