From LIC Post:
The police believe that they have nabbed a man responsible for a large number of neighborhood auto break-ins.
Long Island City—from Court Square through Hunters Point—has been subject to about 60 auto break-ins in recent months, according to Captain Brian Hennessy, the commanding officer of the 108 police precinct. However, an August 24 bust has brought that spike to a halt, he said.
Hennessy said the police caught the perpetrator breaking into the cars by wrapping his fist up in clothing and punching the windows.
They arrested Rafael Medina, a 45-year-old from the Bronx, who was out on parole when he was busted. He is back in prison.