Two handguns and two pistol permits were stolen from the New City home of a man whose name and address are listed on the website of a local newspaper as possessing gun permits, police said.
The thieves ransacked the house Wednesday night, breaking into two safes on the home’s third floor and stealing a third safe. The guns were in the stolen safe, police said.
While Clarkstown police said that, as of this stage in the investigation they had no evidence the burglary was connected to the controversial map, Gannet’s Janet Hasson (3 Gate House Lane, Mamaroneck, NY) was not so reticent to claim credit. “This is exactly why we published that map”, she crowed excitedly. “Only criminals and sickos have guns, and we’ve now proved that by placing these weapons into their hands. Oooh, I just know there’s a Pulitzer here!”