The Office: The 32nd-Story Men

Wanted: Wallets, purses, jewelry, valuables. Please leave them on your desk, in nearby cabinets or other accessible places when you leave your office. We will slip by to pick them up. Thanks for past favors.

Thus did the house organ of one Manhattan firm warn its employees to guard against outbreaks of office thievery, highlighting the petty-crime wave that has been plaguing office buildings from coast to coast. It would seem that few targets appear more attractive than a big-city tower of commerce: lots of victims, lots of loot, with floor after...

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