17 indicted following Queens auto theft ring bust
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A two-and-a-half-year investigation resulted in charges for 17 individuals involved in a major Queens-based auto theft and “title washing” ring, where high-end vehicles were swiped off city streets and even from dealerships, officials announced Thursday. “The ring’s members were purportedly highly organized and fast,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. “It is alleged that a main […]

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Car break-ins increasing in Glendale, police and residents say
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Glendale is seeing a rise in car break-ins this year, according to police. During a community meeting on May 20, Capt. Christopher Manson, commanding officer of the 104th Precinct, said that compared to last year, there was a rise in thefts from automobiles. He was unable to provide exact stats at the meeting, but, through May […]

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Seven indicted in Bayside, Flushing fraud ring operations

Seven members of two organized fraud rings based in Flushing and Bayside were indicted by a grand jury Thursday following a two-year investigation leading to the dismantlement of the operations, officials said. In one scheme, personal information, including social security cards, passports and drivers licenses, were stolen from legitimate car buyers and used to purchase […]

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Five Queens men charged in alleged luxury car theft ring

A luxury automobile theft ring responsible for allegedly stealing 48 high-end vehicles, valued at close to $2.4 million has been shut down,  District Attorney Richard Brown announced Wednesday. As a result of the investigation, 18 people have been charged, including five people from Queens, said Brown. Those charged are accused of stealing the cars from Queens County […]

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226 Sandy-related arrests mostly burglaries, says NYPD
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The NYPD is continuing to take measures to combat Sandy-related thefts, as burglaries went up during the week of the storm. Though burglaries only increased about 11 percent compared to the same week last year, it was the only crime to go up between October 29, the day Sandy hit, and November 4. In the […]

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