Southern Brooklyn

Photo: Car Break-In Spree Hits Area Again

Thieves stole Mariya's airbag and shattered at least one of her windows.

Tipster Mariya Y. sent us a note about a recent rash of car break-ins in the neighborhood.

Her Nissan Sentra, a neighbor’s Nissan Maxima and another neighbor’s Nissan Rouge were all broken into over the weekend. They were parked under the B/Q line at Ave S and East 15th Street and around the corner on East 16th Street.

Another car, an ambulette, was also a target. The ambulette was parked under the elevated tracks at Ave T.

The thieves seem to be targeting Nissans. They stole Mariya’s airbag. It is not known what was taken from the other cars.

This is not the first incident of its kind around the area. In the last two years, there have been strings of major break-ins. In 2010, over 19 cars were broken into on Shore Parkway and in 2011, several more cars on Shore Parkway received the same treatment.

Remember to park only in well-lighted places whenever possible, and don’t leave any valuables in view (not even pennies in the cupholder). A surprising number of people continue to leave their doors unlocked, police have repeatedly stressed, enabling additional thefts.

Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to authorities and this time around, if you are driving a Nissan, don’t park it under the train tracks!

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  1. Got my infinity broken into on june 6th on ocean ave and ave v and altima on corner. Same story nissans and missing air bags

  2. Get a Viper Alarm……..  If you have an Iphone that shit will even notify you.

    or you can go with a downgraded version for 120 dollars and get a remote.  

  3. they stole Maria’s airbag?   Poor Maria, she must go go an implant specialist – immediately.  

  4. its been happening alot. they broke into my friends car in prospect park, and took the inside door panel, drivers seat, radio and airbag

  5. Yeah, and it might happen to you if you keep on spamming bus articles with your platitudinous anti-bus commentary. Talkin’ about that karma…

  6. This is America, Freedom of Speech in all it’s forms; so stop trying to censor others that don’t align to your views or opinions. 

    FYI, I don’t have a car, I use car service on a regular basis.

    Instead of trying to censor others in the blog, we can agree to disagree.

    Thank you for your good wishes, talkin’ about karma.

    A speedy resolution to those who have been affected by these break-ins.


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