Friday, March 8, 2013
Don't accept help with flat tires
From CBS New York:
Police Tuesday were asking for the public’s help in finding three suspects wanted in connection with 12 different thefts in Queens.
The incidents happened between Aug. 9 of last year and just this past Thursday. In most of the thefts, the victim is told by one of the suspects that he or she has a flat tire, and when the victim goes to investigate, the suspects steal items from inside the car.
The robberies happened in multiple areas of Queens, including Flushing, Broad Channel, Queens Village, South Richmond Hill and Sunnyside.
In many of the thefts, the victims were coming out of banks when the suspects told them their tires were flat. In some others, the victims noticed their flat tires themselves first, and accepted the suspects’ offers for help as one suspect worked on the tire and the others looted the car.