The 104th Precinct Community Council reported that there have been an increased number of thefts from vehicles in the area of the 104th precinct. Most of the incidents have occurred in Ridgewood but there have also been a few in Maspeth.
So far this year, according to the council, there have been at least 25 thefts. In some instances, the vehicles have had their windows broken.
Proceeds from the crimes include: iPods, iPads, cellphones, gps devices and clothing.
Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicle doors and not to leave items of value inside their vehicles. Many of the incidents are crimes of opportunity – if a criminal sees something of value in the car.
Police are increasing marked and unmarked patrols in the area where the thefts have occurred.
Anyone with information regarding the thefts from autos should contact the 104th Precinct at 718-386-3004.