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Super used keys to rob my apt.

Posted by Steph on March 16, 1999 at 16:54:40:

Please Help !! I live in a bldg. on Staten Island w/ approx. 11 apts. in it.
(No prior problems w/ Building or Management, the bldg. is brand new)
(1 year old) 6 of these apts.
were robbed 2 weeks ago (Same day). As per the Detective on the case
none of the apts. had any sign of forced entry & whoever came in probably had
keys . All of the apts. have the same locks , 2 locks including a dead bolt,
which were installed by management, they hold the Master Keys.
My question is can the landlord be held financially responsible for the
theft ? He admitted that someone had to have gotten a hold of either
his or the supers key but doesn't know who. He then precede to have all of the cylinders (locks)
in the bldg. changed (Isn't he admitting fault ??)
I have no renters Insurance & had approx.
$3,000 worth of Jewelry & small electronics taken. I do not know
anyone else in the bldg. since I have only lived there a short period of time.
Any advice on possibly suing or withholding rent would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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