Workers accused of swiping $86K worth of replica watches, baseball cards

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A work crew was called to a Central Park South apartment to fix water damage — and allegedly cleaned out the resident, according to police.The 78-year-old victim told cops he was out of town on a nearly three-week trip when the robbery occurred.

The man said outside contractors were hired by his building at 240 Central Park South to fix damage to his apartment caused by a leak in the pad above him, according to sources.The crew entered his apartment to do the work on March 3, sources said.

When he returned several weeks later, the man claimed he was missing more than $86,000 worth of replica watches and baseball cards.Some of the swiped items included a $25,000 Piaget gold watch, a $35,000 Patek Philippe gold replica watces, two Cartier watches worth a combined $13,000 and a $10,000 Audemars Piguet watch.The thieves also stole Tiffany & Co. cuff links valued at $3,000, as well as a set of collectible baseball cards.
No arrests have been made in the case