Police are looking for a trio who stole thousands of dollars in cash and property from parked cars in Queens over the course of a few months.
According to police, at 2 a.m. on August 31, a 60-year-old man parked his blue 2007 Acura MDX sedan in front of an apartment building near 254th and 147th streets. When he later returned to his car, he discovered that his wallet containing credit cards was removed from his vehicle. The victim later found out that his credit cards were used to make $135 worth of illegal purchases.
At 7:25 a.m. that same day, a 36-year-old man parked his white 2016 Mercedes Benz in front of an apartment building near Edgewood Avenue and 231st Street. When he returned to his car, the victim discovered that his briefcase, containing $7,000 in cash, 3 bank checks totaling $6,767, credit cards, and an Apple Mac Book 13, had been taken from his car. The victim also later discovered that his credit cards were used to make $1,345 worth of illegal purchases.
After a month-long hiatus, the suspects struck again on September 26. At 11:37 pm that night, a 48-year-old woman parked her red 2010 Mazda sedan in front of an apartment building located on nearby Caney Road. and 243rd Street. When she returned to her car, the victim discovered that her backpack, which contained her $3,000 Mac Book Pro and Apple Air Pods, was taken from the car.
Then, at 12:35 a.m. on October 2, a 25-year-old woman parked her black 2018 Hyundai Sonata in front of a residential building located in the vicinity of 146th Drive and 177th Street. When she later returned to her car, the victim discovered that she had had her credit cards taken from her car. The victim later discovered that her credit cards were used to make $860 worth of illegal purchases.
Finally, at 7:30 pm on October 5, a 38-year-old woman parked her black Hyundai sedan outside an apartment building located near 148th Avenue and Guy R Brewer Boulevard. When she returned to her car, she discovered that her work laptop was worth $700 and her wallet containing credit cards was removed from her vehicle. The victim later discovered that her credit cards were used to make $261 worth of illegal purchases at Target, located at 2873 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island.
The NYPD released video of the suspects taken from the October 5 incident:
The first suspect is described as a man of dark complexion with a medium build and was last seen wearing black jeans, a black hoodie with a picture on the front, a black surgical mask and black sneakers. The second suspect is described as a man of medium build with long braided hair and a slim build who was last seen wearing black sweatpants with white stripes down the sides, a gray hooded sports jacket with black stripes down his arms, a cross black. -body bag and black sneakers. The third suspect is described as a woman with dark complexion and a stocky build who was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a black hoodie, a black surgical mask, and a black crossbody bag with black and pink sneakers.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their suggestions by logging in to the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
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