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Brazen thieves lift car wheels

28th Street and Ditmars Blvd.

June 2, 2014 By Christian Murray

Guard your wheels.

There has been an incident in the Ditmars section of the neighborhood where a car owner discovered his vehicle without tires and rims.

The thieves, which are likely to be part of a crew, struck at 28th Street and Ditmars Blvd in the early hours of May 25. The vehicle was parked under a bright light on a street with plenty of traffic.

The police have said that these thefts are typically conducted by professional crews that are able to take the tires & rims off in a matter of a minute or two. Furthermore, these crews often target an area for a period of time and then go elsewhere.

The police recommend that residents can help prevent the crime by cutting their front wheels toward the curb when they park.

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