WANTED: Grand Larceny Auto Pattern (Queens)

2150-16 GLA Pattern 127 Photo

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two males seen in the attached surveillance photos wanted for questioning in connection with an eight-incident grand larceny pattern within the confines of the 105th Precinct. In each of the incidents, the victim is delivering Chinese food and upon arrival at the delivery location, is instructed to go around back or to the side. The victims leave their delivery vehicles running and unattended. The vehicles are subsequently removed without permission or authority. Details are as follows:

Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. at 245-08 149 Drive, the 37-year-old male victim was delivering Chinese food when two unidentified males took his 2002 Honda Accord without permission or authority. The vehicle was recovered 30 minutes later and a 13-year-old male juvenile who was a passenger in the vehicle was arrested and charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. Two other males fled and were not apprehended.

Incident # 2: It was reported to police that on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at 249-15 148 Road, the 39-year-old male victim, was delivering Chinese food when an unidentified male took his 2014 Toyota Yaris without permission or authority.

Incident #3: It was reported to police that on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the rear of 146-03 231 Street, the 36-year-old male victim was delivering Chinese food when an unidentified male took his 2011 Honda CRV without permission or authority.

Incident #4: It was reported to police that on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 4:20 p.m. at 253-07 Craft Avenue, the 26-year-old male victim, was delivering Chinese food when an unidentified male took his 2013 Toyota Highlander without permission or authority.

Incident #5: It was reported to police that on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:05 p.m. at 239-12 147 Drive, the 28-year-old male victim was delivering Chinese food when his 2008 Toyota Rav 4 was removed without permission or authority. On Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 2347 hours at the intersection of Winthrop Street and Rockaway Parkway, a 14-year-old male operator and a 13-year-old female passenger were arrested and charged as juveniles with grand larceny auto. A license plate scanner detected the 2008 Rav 4 and alerted police that it had been reported stolen.

Incident #6: It was reported to police that on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at  8:35 p.m. at 245-08 149 Drive, the male victim was delivering Chinese food when his 2006 Nissan Sentra was removed without permission or authority. The vehicle contained a GPS device valued at $200.

Incident #7: It was reported to police that on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 3:15 p.m. at 239-42 148 Road, the 29-year-old male victim was delivering Chinese food when his 1999 Acura TL was removed without permission or authority. On Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 1705 hours at the intersection of Fulton Street and Marcus Garvey Boulevard, a 13-year-old female (same as Incident #5) was arrested and charged as a juvenile with grand larceny auto, criminal possession of stolen property, violation of local law (two counts), license plate violation, operating without a license and failure to signal. Police observed the female operating the 1999 Acura TL with a covered license plate and failing to signal. When police approached the vehicle, the female and other vehicle occupants fled on foot. The other occupants were not apprehended.

Incident #8: It was reported to police that on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:15 p.m. at 259-65 Craft Avenue, the 31-year-old male victim, was delivering Chinese food when three unidentified males removed his 1999 Nissan Altima without permission or authority.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.