Police are investigating a massive Pike/Pine burglary that emptied a digital animation studio of more than $50,000 in equipment. The victims in the heist are hoping people in the area of Boylston and E Pine Wednesday night around 10:30p may have seen the perpetrators in the area over the two hours it is believed it took the thieves to strip the studio.
In addition to the equipment, a passport and business paperwork were also ripped off. In late May, a burglar made off with a safe stuffed with cash from an office in the same area. Meanwhile, earlier in May, nonprofit health organization Gay City also suffered a burglary of electronics and video equipment at their E Pike headquarters.
My boyfriend Chris had his art studio broken into and burglarized on Wednesday night—to a tune of about $50,000 worth of stolen art equipment between him and the other Cap Hill artists that share the space at Pine and Boylston. These punks are out there somewhere, hawking stop motion animation cameras and laptops and hardrives and even markers and a respirator on eBay or at local Pawn shops. The thing is somebody out in the area at Linda’s or Mama Mia’s had to have seen them, because they spent at least 2 hours in there cleaning the place out, including drilling through the doors for at least 15 minutes with wood carvers in order to undo the dead bolts.