Rachel Uchitel, the owner of high-end children’s clothing store Wyatt Lily on Columbus between 73rd and 74th, contacted us this morning to let us know that the store had been burglarized overnight after the windows were smashed.
“In case you want to know my store Wyatt lily boutique on 74th and Columbus was broken into last night at 215 a.m. We are a high end store featuring gifts and clothes for newborn to 6yrs old. Whoever it was had used piece of furniture to break through the front door. It looks like they had been in the store before hand during business hours to look at the inventory and prices because ONLY/ ALL of the most expensive items were stolen such as raincoats priced more than $150.00. We are estimating over 8k of merchandise was stolen. Cops waited on the scene all night until we got to the store at 730 a.m. to assess the damage. We have an alarm. We are brightly lit at night when closed.
Just a few weeks before everything off the rack outside of Pookie and Sebastian was stolen and we hear of neighborhood theft more often than we should.
This burglar was very smart about it and this was not done on a whim. Retail stores should be aware.”
She says that police took fingerprints and are reviewing security footage from the eyeglass store next door.