Monday, May 4, 2009

Queens stolen car ring busted

From the Daily News:

A brazen band of Queens car thieves stole 16 luxury SUVs from local dealerships, swiping some by simply driving them through holes gouged into a chain-link fence, officials said Friday.

A nine-month probe dubbed "Operation Lockbox" produced nine arrests - including a Brooklyn middle school assistant principal, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

The car theft ring, focusing on BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes and Lincolns, made off with late-model SUVs worth more than $400,000.

The clever crooks' favorite target was the Recon Motors storage facility in Whitestone, where they easily dodged security to drive SUVs off the lot like buyers taking a late-night test drive, officials said.

3 comments:

italian girl said...

"...including a Brooklyn middle school assistant principal, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said."

Likely driven to insanity due to Joel Klein's idiotic policies.

JOEL KLEIN = MISERABLE FAILURE

Anonymous said...

I am amazed they actually recovered some stolen cars. I have personally helped owners regain their vehicles when police chose to repeatedly ticket an obviously stolen car instead of returning it to the owner.

I guess the fact that stolen cars are used in major felonies cuts no ice.

Anonymous said...

the only crime I can see being perpetrated is that awful dye job on his rug.

get this elderly person into retirement soon