NYC yogis, turn on your burgl-dar! A thief is running rampant robbing Manhattan shops and restaurants, and he hasn’t spared the yoga stops! Among the 22(!) targets, since late last month, of barber shops, beauty salons and fast food chains, was Pure Yoga on the Upper East Side! The yoga studio on 86th St. was a victim of the ruthless spree on Friday, Dec 4. Despicable! Thank goodness, though, the rapscallion is only looting for cash and electronics, and no yogis nor props were hurt in the robbery. The snazzy soggy green wall and the spa pebbles have been left unmarred. (we take it he is NOT a student of yoga). Still, scary. And WTF?
Currently we have no further details, except that the thief is still at large! So, in the service of our fellow Manhattanites, keep your eyes peeled for the culprit in the video above and open up a can of whoop ass, engage your Karma Yoga!
If you see or hear anything call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
“The suspect is described as five-feet-ten-inches tall, aged 25 to 30, with dark hair.”
More…“25-30 years old, 5′10″, weighing 165-210 lbs with dark colored hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a blue baseball style jacket, blue baseball cap, with a light colored (hooded) sweatshirt, with a gray 3/4 length coat with dark colored jeans and boots.”
Uh Oh… he needs to understand a thing or two about karma…
Had a similar thing happen here in Dover, NH a couple of years ago. Left our local yoga community saying, ‘HUH?’ Of all places…
the studio where I trained in Chicago has been robbed a few times. frankly, I don’t understand why studios don’t lock the doors when classes are going on — because people walk in and go through purses and bags and pockets, that’s what happened to the studio where I go.