If you’re going to squat, squat big. At least, that’s what Wesley Torres is accused of doing.
According to police, the 21-year-old man moved into the penthouse apartment at 51 – 53 Irving Place in Gramercy, and then allegedly robbed several apartments in the building.
“For a few days I lived inside the penthouse apartment,” he told a detective, according to DNA Info. He said the penthouse was under renovation while he was living there.
While there are no penthouse apartments currently listed at 51-53 Irving Place, a two-bedroom unit is currently asking $6,795-a-month.
Torres is accused of robbing units in the building during the week he spent there from February 21-28. He told police he gained access to the apartments by checking to see which doors were unlocked, and then going in and taking credit cards, laptops and cash.
A grand jury has indicted him on felony burglary charges, and he is due back in court on April 5th. [DNA Info]