Trump Plaza resident has $150,000 in items stolen after subletting his apartmentBy Mason White 9:32 AM February 24, 2013
By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) A Trump Plaza resident lost his $140,000 grand piano after subletting his $4,000-a-month apartment.
South Korean-born musician, Dong-Hyek Lim, 28, now lives in New York, in the famous Trump Plaza.
He subleased his apartment to a man he met through a Craigslist-type website called HeyKorean.com. The website caters to Korean Americans.
When Lim came back to his apartment he found that his $140,000 grand piano was stolen amongst other things that were taken from the apartment.
Lim tried to reach the mystery man, who subleased the apartment but was unsuccessful as the man apparently used a bogus name, email address and phone number that cannot be traced.
Lim reported the theft to police and to the Trump Plaza Management. Management worked along side detectives to help hunt down the piano.
The Trump Plaza Management handed police the records of the trucking company who used the building’s freight elevator to move the piano.
Police have found the piano at the shipping company in Long Island, but the company refused to turn the piano over to police
because it has been sold to a San Francisco man who has paid a $20,000 deposit.
Lim is trying to get a temporary restraining order blocking the shipping company from shipping the the piano to the West Coast.
Lim made a big splash on the international music scene when he was just 9-years-old.
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