March 30, 2021 By Allie Griffin
Police are looking for a man who stole a car in Middle Village over the weekend.
The man got into the car that was left running on Sunday and drove off before abandoning it a short while later, police said.
The 32-year-old owner of the car, a grey 2009 Nissan Altima four-door sedan, had left it running outside a home near 69th Road and 75th Street. He had locked the car, but left the driver-side window was open, police said.
The suspect reached inside the window and unlocked the door. He got in the driver’s seat and took off around 1:30 p.m., police said.
The car was found a short time later in the vicinity of 67th Road and 78th Street and wasn’t damaged.
Anyone with information in regard 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 on Twitter @NYPDTips.