In the past two to three months, police from the 102nd Precinct, representing Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and north Ozone Park, have seen an increase in rims and tires being stolen from late model Honda Accords and Nissan Maximas.
In high-theft areas, cops said to etch the Vehicle Identification Number on windows, doors, fenders and trunk lids to make it difficult for thieves to market any stolen car parts.
Cops advise drivers to always roll up windows and lock the car, no matter where it is parked, and also remove valuables and GPS mounts. They also recommend parking in front of houses that have cameras.
For more information, contact Crime Prevention Officer Quwella Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-805-3217.