Sofa thieves return days later to take cushions

Authorities said thieves who made off with a rug and leather sofa during a smash-and-grab burglary in Grand Rapids returned less than a week later for the sofa's cushions.
AP Wire
Mar 11, 2014

Gorman's Home Furnishings was hit by furniture thieves Sunday morning, a few hours before its opening for the day. Manager Duane Petroskey said burglars broke through the store's rear entrance windows and stole leather sofa cushions that were left behind during the previous burglary March 3.

Petroskey called the theft "pretty amazing." He declined to say how much the sofa was worth, but described it as "expensive."



I guess it's a good thing that there isn't enough news in our small community to keep the paper busy.


I appreciate knowing about this type of news. Imagine your surprise if you went to someone's house and seen this sofa. Bingo. ... you just solved a crime.


I know it's not right, but I find this incident fairly humorous. Just the chutzpa you'd need to break into the same place a second time and retrieve the stuff you weren't able to snag in the original heist is pretty impressive. And the best part is they didn't catch them the second time either....although I'm sure they well eventually...

I can just hear the thieves now...."Hey uhhhh, is it ok if we snag these cushions here? I mean, you don't have the couch they go with any more and they'd really look nice in our newly redocorated living about it? We could really put them to good use.....



Must be MSU students stockpiling for Final Four Celebration. Go Green!

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