Police busted what they believe is a tire-and-rim-theft ring in Queens last month amid dozens of such incidents in the borough, police sources say.
On Oct. 15, police officers from the 109th Precinct, which covers Flushing, Whitestone and College Point, arrested three men as they tried to remove rims and tires from a 2012 Honda parked at 21st Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, police said.
So far the three men, who all live in Brooklyn, have been charged with one incident.
But police sources said that investigators believe the men belong to a ring responsible for a series of similar thefts in Queens.
Over the past several months police say there have been dozens of incidents in Queens in which thieves stole rims and tires and left the cars on cinder blocks, police said.
The thefts have occurred in various neighborhoods, including Forest Hills and Kew Gardens.