Suspected Williamsburg Tire Theft Arrested

By Matis Glenn

Tire theft suspect and his vehicle (Williamsburg Shomrim)

A suspect accused of stealing tires in Williamsburg was arrested Tuesday morning, according to Shomrim.

The community patrol group was called Monday morning after a Williamsburg resident discovered that his car, which was parked near Wallabout Street and Union Avenue, was missing all four of its tires. Footage gathered by Shomrim shows a man jacking up the car at around 5 a.m., removing the tires, and escaping in a blue Honda minivan.

Another call came in at around 8:30 a.m. the same day, where a concerned resident noticed a man jacking up a car on Kent Avenue and Ross Street. Suspicious, the suspect fled without removing the tires, and left behind his jacking equipment.

Shomrim were able to get the suspect’s license plate from footage of the second incident and matched the vehicle description with video from the initial theft.

At around 12 a.m. Tuesday morning, a Shomrim member spotted the vehicle of the suspect, and waited for its driver to appear for about two hours. Finally, the suspect emerged and drove away, while the Shomrim units called police and followed him.

Police arrested the suspect at around 2:15 a.m. near Flushing and Broadway Avenues.

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