NEWS: Despite an NYPD registration program meant to help curtail the theft of expensive electronic devices, and continued public service announcements reminding residents to “protect yourself,” the current trend of ithievery continues unabated.
In the Youtube video shown above, which was apparently taken on 73rd Street in May of 2010, car wheel thieves make quick work of a complete set of wheels, tires, and rims.
More recently, two different drivers found their parked cars sans wheels during the last week of July – as car wheel and tire thefts continue to pose a major headache for car owners in Southwestern Brooklyn.
According to Brooklyn Daily’s Will Bredderman, who writes about both incidents in this week’s police blotter, one crime occurred on Shore Road sometime on or before July 26, with a second happening on Bay Ridge Parkway on July 26.
The Brooklyn Paper’s Will Bredderman reports that the current trend of ithefts – perpetrated by muggers who seem to be almost exclusively on the lookout for Apple products – continues, although the incidents are certainly not limited to Southwestern Brooklyn. Here are a few examples from the weekly newspaper’s Police Blotter: Brutal beating A pair [...]