Do We Ever Tire Of Tire Theft?

A reader spotted this on East 19th Street near Avenue W. The reader heard a large bang outside at around 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning. When she checked it out after the sun came up, this is what she saw. She commented to us, “And it has a steering wheel lock!! Club my A–.”


As we’ve told you manymany times, wheel and rim theft is one of the most common crimes plaguing Sheepshead Bay and the 61st Precinct. Deputy Inspector Mastrokostas brings it up at every community council meeting, running through a shopping list of cars targeted for tire theft (bonus: he also has a shopping list for car theft).

So if you’ve got one of the cars on this list, be sure to park on well-lighted streets at night. Or better yet, call up the precinct’s Community Affairs unit at (718) 627-6847 and enroll in one of their anti-theft programs, like free rim etching.

UPDATE: The car was dusted for prints this morning.


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