New York Police officers apprehended three intruders inside an abandoned Manhattan mansion valued at millions of dollars on Friday, Dec. 10.
Several officers, a police van, and an ambulance arrived at the home at 159 E. 64th St. at 11:30 a.m.
The woman and two males discovered at the Upper East Side residence have yet to be charged.
Richard Stark owns the over 5,000 square foot mansion, listed for sale for $14 million in 2013. He is also the co-founder of Chrome Hearts, a high-end retailer noted for its silver jewelry and edgy black apparel.
According to the spokesperson, Chrome Hearts was ignorant of the arrests and the police activity at the property as of Friday afternoon, Dec. 10.
About a decade ago, the shop inside the large home closed. Since then, it appears that the four-story house has sat empty.
Joel Mindel, 82, and his wife Susan, who live across the street, claimed the building had long deteriorated and caused issues on the street. They have lived in the neighborhood since the 1980s.
“We don’t like abandoned buildings on our street. It’s a threat.” Mindel stated, according to the New York Post. “Someone can always get in, like a robber can get in and go on the roof to get into our home. It’s not safe.”
The stunning home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a private courtyard. On Friday, however, it was evident that the house had been abandoned, with a lot of leaves and debris at the entrance and the first floor barren of any furniture.