By Ed Hersh
There was a break-in early this morning at the Exotic Smoke Shop, at 483 Columbus Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets, just days after it opened.
“Shortly after 3 a.m. on Wednesday, three suspects threw a cobblestone through the glass door, entered, and removed over $30,000 worth of property,” an NYPD spokesperson told the Rag. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.
WSR has been reporting on the proliferation of convenience stores and smoke shops in the neighborhood, some of which have been selling marijuana products, despite the fact that there are currently no legal retail dispensaries licensed in New York State.
We will update this story when more is known.