A long time ago, we told you about the best ways to get your malms ‘n’ things back from the Red Hook Ikea. It was a useful article, but in keeping with the times, we’ll suggest you also keep your head on a swivel there, or show up heavily armed, because according to DNA Info, crime is on the rise at Ikea. With any luck, things will calm down before the Swedish government sends a crack team of super soldat to restore order to the furniture store.
The trouble has been happening all year, according to stats that DNA Info got from the NYPD, with more crimes classified as major crimes happening at the store between January and September this year than all of last year combined. They include your standard thefts when people leave their wallets or valuables on a counter or in a shopping cart, and breaking into people’s cars.
The store also saw some major action though, with a security guard throwing down with a thief trying to steal something, and another fight when someone was arrested for assault after an argument with a cashier. All totaled up, there have been 12 major crimes at the store, so if you’re going for some of Ikea’s famous Swedish ro, you’re probably out of luck. At least you might see fight night break out though, and that’s gotta be cheaper than boxing tickets at Barclays.