2009-09-04 / Top Stories

101 Precinct Arrests Car Mirror Thief

By Miriam Rosenberg

After being stymied for approximately two months, the 101 Precinct has arrested a perpetrator who has allegedly been stealing car mirrors from vehicles in Far Rockaway.

According to police reports, a witness observed the defendant in the rear of 205 Beach 11 Street removing car mirrors on August 30 at approximately 1 a.m.As a result of the report, police canvassed the area and arrested one male with 17 car mirrors and other motor accessories in his backpack.

Police say this was part of a pattern that has developed over the last two months.

"Sometimes they would take the guts out of the [side view] mirrors, sometimes the electronics mechanism on the door and just left you with the frame," said a police source. "We never had any luck [with this]," continued the source. "We got lucky when someone called."

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