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Police search for suspect who stole car on busy road in Ridgewood

Nov. 29, 2023 By Anthony Medina

Police from the 104th Precinct are searching for the thief who stole a man’s car during the evening rush on a busy road in Ridgewood last month.

Police say a 28-year-old man discovered his 2016 Kia Sorrento was missing after he left his car parked and running in front of 70-08 Forest Ave. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The car was taken from the scene at approximately 6:05 p.m., according to authorities.

The car was later discovered abandoned several blocks away at 65th Place and Central Avenue in Glendale with missing license plates, police said.

In a surveillance footage screenshot shared by the 104th Precinct, the suspect could be seen wearing a gray Champion hoodie, black sweatpants and sandals.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Grand larceny auto (GLA) crimes continue to be a consistent problem for the 104th Precinct. Down by 16.7% in GLA crimes over the course of a 28-day period ending on Sunday, Nov. 26, the precinct still remains up by 19.6% with 53 more reported incidents year-to-date from 2022.

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