UPDATE: THE CASE OF THE MISSING MERMAID IS CLOSED. LATEST HERE
Have you seen this mermaid? Holywater, operated by Crew, the group behind Grand Banks, Pilot and other seafood centric restaurants in NYC, is looking for the five sticky-finger bandits who made off with its beloved mermaid statue (seen here), and has posted images of the suspects on its Instagram page in a bid to track them down.
The owner of the statue, Alex Pincus, Co-founder and CEO of Crew, tells Cititour that the monetary value of the mermaid is unknown (probably a few hundred dollars), but "...but emotionally she’s worth quite a bit. She was a gift intended as a totem for our first year round bar in New York. And now that sentiment is missing."
In showing the images of the five female suspects, Holywater said the brass mermaid was stolen last Friday and that the heist was captured on its security cameras. The restaurant is asking for the public’s help to track the Mermaid Bandits, or “guilt them” into returning the mermaid. Adding, “she means a lot to us.”
Holywater’s fans were quick to react on Instagram. Memphisgarrett writing “They look like some basic bandits.” Thisbendavis writes "Ah, 'The Basic Burglar Bunch' strikes again!" And schyknox Lmao adds, “They look like they’d be the type to go to brunch and say, 'I’m so bad' when ordering a mimosa,” while, logoisforlovers adds, “Did any of them pay with a card?”
UPDATE: HOLYWATER RELEASES IMAGES OF ALLEGED HEIST
SEE FULL VIDEO HERE
But seriously, just give the damn statue back! Anyone with information is being asked to contact Crew at email@example.com. Stay tuned!
- Thomas Rafael